The academy's Admissions Policy can be accessed via the link below.

The policy last went out to consultation in December 2015 and is reviewed annually by the Local Governing Body.

There are not currently any plans to change the academy's admissions arrangements for at least the next 3 years.

Admissions Policy

The deadline for applications for a secondary school place closed at 5pm on 31st October.

The deadline for applications for a primary school place is 5pm on 15th January 2017.

Information about the process for school admissions can be found on the relevant Northamptonshire County Council website (click here).

Secondary Admissions Test

As explained fully in our Admissions Policy, part of the admissions oversubscription criteria to the academy is that prospective pupils sit an admissions test.

This is a verbal-reasoning, cognitive ability test and NOT a pass/fail test.

We have been notified by the local authority of students whose parents have expressed a preference for a school place at KBA and have written to those parents inviting their child to sit our Admissions Test on Saturday 9th December 2017.

If you have not received an invitation to attend our Admissions Test, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.

Parents / carers are reminded that, as explained in our Admissions Policy, preference for places is given to students who sit the test over students who do not.

We urge all parents to make their child's attendance at this test a priority. We are aware, however, that there may be exceptional circumstances which lead to a very small number of students not being able to attend. In this instance, a single alternative date and time will be offered.

Once students have completed the test, papers are marked externally and students placed into one of nine ability bands based upon national averages.

Results are forwarded to Northamptonshire's Admissions Team who are responsible for the allocation of places.


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