Sawtry Admissions Policy 2017 – 2018
For full details please read: Admissions policy 2017
For full details of our Post 16 policy: Post 16 admissions 2017-18
Sawtry Admissions Policy 2018 – 2019
For full details please read: Admissions policy 2018
As an Academy, the Governors are responsible for establishing the Admission Criteria and oversubscription criteria for the school; the Governors agreed to follow the admissions and oversubscription criteria set by Cambs County Council. These criteria have not been changed by the Governing Body following the establishment of the Academy. The responsibility for the administration of the Admissions process remains with the Local Authority.
The advertised admissions limit for Sawtry Village Academy is 230.
Children living in the area served by the following primary schools fall within the catchment area:
- Alconbury – http://www.alconbury.cambs.sch.uk/website
- Folksworth – http://www.folksworthprimaryschool.co.uk/
- Great Gidding – http://www.greatgidding.cambs.sch.uk/
- Holme – http://www.holme.cambs.sch.uk/
- Sawtry – http://www.sawtryjuniorschool.org.uk/
- Stilton – http://www.stiltonprimary.co.uk/
We also have close links with
- Fourfields Primary School – http://www.fourfields.cambs.sch.uk/
- William de Yaxley Primary School – http://www.williamdeyaxley.cambs.sch.uk/
Sawtry Village Academy is the designated school for pupils living on the Alconbury weald estate. http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk/
In the event that applications to Sawtry Village Academy exceed 230 students will be allocated a place on the basis of the Academy’s published over subscription criteria (see below).
If you would like to enrol your child at Sawtry Village Academy for Year 7 September 2017 then please contact:
Alexander Brown Admissions Officer (Transitions)
BOX CC1206, Castle Court,
Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP
Tel: or 01223 699200 (for September starting students)
Please find below the weblink to copies of the determined admission arrangements for admission in 2016 and 2017:
If you are applying for an In-Year place; i.e. you want a place at SVA for any student after September 2016, you must download an application form from the Cambs County Council website:
01223 699662 (for in-year admissions) Admissions Officer: Bettina Cuipa
SVA follows the oversubscription criteria of Cambridgeshire County Council as set out below:
Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted. NB. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment and Resources (STAR) Team to determine an appropriate place.
- Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC) and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence order or a special guardianship order;
- Children who live in the catchment area, attend primary schools within the catchment area and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
- Children who live in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
- Children who live in the catchment area who are attending the primary schools within it;
- Children who live in the catchment area;
- Children who live outside the catchment area, who are attending primary schools within it and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
- Children who live outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
- Children who live outside the catchment area who are attending the primary schools within the catchment area;
- Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. The distance, for admissions purposes, is measured using the straight line distance from the centre point of the home to the main pupil entrance to the school. These distances are produced by the LA Admissions team for the school. For families who live outside the area covered by the Cambridgeshire mapping system, distances are determined using a combination of local maps and on-line resources.
The school follows the published appeals procedure set out by the Local Authority. Please go to