Admissions

Please find below a link to a virtual tour we have created, mainly for the benefit of our new year 7s joining us in September 2020, but which you might find helpful.

In light of our current school closure due to COVID-19, the admissions team is working remotely, and working through the admissions mailbox, all returned data sheets and admission documents.  Please bear with us and, where required, we will respond to you as soon as we can.

If you have not yet returned admissions documents for your child/ren starting with us in September 2020, please scan or photograph and return these as follows:

For Year 7 and Year 12: admissions@ccs.northants.sch.uk

For Reception: foundationstageadmissions@ccs.northants.sch.uk

We are considering what arrangements we will be putting into place for inductions this year and will be writing to all parents in the course of the next few weeks.

In the meantime, we hope you and your families are keeping safe and well and would like to thank you for your continued support and patience.  We look forward to welcoming both prospective and current students to our school when it is safe to do so.

Caroline Chisholm School is an all-through school for students aged 4-19 and as such, students who are admitted to the primary phase of the school, i.e. Reception year or any subsequent primary year, automatically transition into Year 7 without the need for parents to apply.

Please click here to view the school prospectuses.

Please click here to see a map and definition of our linked area for admissions.

Admissions into current year groups in primary & secondary, excluding sixth form.

We are happy to consider applications for in-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 an application form.

If places become available, all applicants currently on the waiting list are considered in accordance with the admissions criteria. The waiting list is reset annually and runs only for the full academic year. 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.

Download – Admissions criteria primary
Download – Admissions criteria secondary

Admissions to primary phase for September

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

Applications for September 2020 are now closed, we normally run tours for our September intake and if you wish to have a visit to our school, details of organised tours will be published in due course.

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 – Additional-Information-form-2020-21

Download – Random allocation. How does the randomiser work?
Download – Information on the allocation numbers by criteria for reception class 2019

Admissions to secondary phase for September

Information and links for parents of children allocated a place in Year 7 for September 2020 will be found here following allocation.

Below are information and details of the admissions criteria for children joining the secondary phase in September. 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 2020 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 – Additional-Information-form-2020-21
Download – Admissions criteria secondary

If you have applied for, and been successful in securing, a place for your child you will shortly receive a welcome pack with the request for information that we will require. Please see below a link to enable you to make your language, music, etc choices.

Sixth Form Admissions

For further information please refer to the sixth form prospectus.

Download – Information on in-year transfers into sixth form
Download – Information on conditional offers for September entry and GCSE results
Download – Sixth form admissions criteria for Year 12

Admission Appeals and Waiting lists

Parents who have applied for, but have been unsuccessful in obtaining a place for their child at our school have the right to go on the waiting list and/ or appeal for a place.

View – Appeals and Waiting list information