Admissions

In light of the current school’s closure as a result of the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19, all successful applicants due to start with us in September 2020 should scan and email their completed documentation to admissions@ccs.northants.sch.uk.

Despite the current uncertainty please ensure that you lodge any Notice of Appeal by the stated deadlines date of 2 April 2020 for Year 7 admissions and 21 May 2020 for Foundation stage. 

For further information on appeals click here to be directed to our Admission Appeals and Waiting List section.

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.

Year 7 choices – questionnaire

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

Confirmation of conditional offer questionnaire

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