Admissions

We are consulting on our criteria for 2020/21 admissions. Please click here for further information.

Caroline Chisholm School is an all-through school for students aged 4-19 and as such, students who are admitted in to the primary phase of the school, i.e. Reception Year or any subsequent primary year, automatically continue in to Year 7 without the need for parents to apply for a place. Places in Year 7 are allocated to all CCS Year 6 students.  Parents of CCS Year 6 students are, of course, free to apply for alternative Year 7 places if they wish to, via the Local Authority coordinated scheme for Year 7 admissions and should only include their chosen alternative school/s on their application.

Please click here to view the school prospectuses

Please click here to see a map and definition of our linked area for admissions. This area is also defined within the admissions criteria documents for the relevant phases of our school.

In-Year Admissions. Admissions into the current year groups at CCS, primary & secondary, excluding Sixth Form.

We are happy to consider applications for mid-year transfers to our school, and offer a waiting list if the year group you request is full.

Applications should be made via Northamptonshire County Council. Please see their web-site at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions for information and an application form.

If places become available in previously full year groups, all applicants currently on the waiting list are considered in accordance with the admissions criteria below associated with the relevant year group. The waiting list is re-set annually and runs for the full academic year of the application only. There is no need to re-apply termly for a place on our waiting list. Please click here to request a place on our waiting list, or contact our Admissions Officer for further information.

If you wish to keep your child on the waiting list for any subsequent academic year, you must re-apply via the route noted above for that subsequent academic year.

Download – Admissions Criteria Primary 2018-19

Download – Admissions Criteria Secondary 2018-19

Admissions to Primary Phase for September 2019

Below are information and details of the admissions criteria for children joining the foundation stage (reception class) in September 2019. We advise all parents who are considering applying for a place for their child to read the information and criteria carefully.

If you wish to have a visit to the school, organised tours are running from Thursday 8th November 2018 until Friday 30th November 2018. Please click here to book onto a tour.

If you have applied for, but been unsuccessful in securing a place for your child and wish to be added to our waiting list, please click here or contact our admissions officer for further information.

Download – Reception Year Information Form 2019

Download – Admissions Criteria Primary 2019-20

Download – Random Allocation – How Does the Randomiser Work?
Download – Information on the allocation numbers by criteria for reception class 2017

Spaces were available at allocation in April 2018 for September 2018 Reception classes.

Admissions to Secondary Phase for September 2019

Information and links for parents of children allocated a place in year 7 for September 2019 will be found here following alloction.

Below are information and details of the admissions criteria for children joining the secondary phase (Year 7) in September 2019. We advise all parents who are considering applying for a place for their child to read the information and criteria carefully. Please note, we will be admitting 219 external students into year 7 for 2019/20 academic year, as detailed in our admissions criteria. This figure does not include Caroline Chisholm School primary phase children who automatically transfer into secondary phase.

If you have applied for, but been unsuccessful in securing a place for your child and wish to be added to our waiting list, please click here or contact our admissions officer for further information.

Download – Year 7 Information Form 2019
Download – Admissions Criteria Secondary (Year 7) entry 2019

Download – Allocation by criteria for September 2018

Admissions for September 2020

We are consulting on our admissions for September 2020 admissions. Please click here for more information and how to respond to this consultation.

Sixth Form Admissions

Please see the Sixth Form Prospectus for Information on our Sixth Form in Year 12

Download – Information on mid-year transfers into Sixth Form
Download – Information on conditional offers for September 2018 entry and GCSE results
Download – Sixth Form Admissions Criteria for Year 12 2018
Download – Sixth Form Admissions Criteria for Year 12 2019

Admission Appeals

Parents who have applied for, but have been unsuccessful in obtaining a place for their child at our school have the right of appeal for a place.

View – appeals information