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
For full details of our Post 16 policy: Post 16 Admissions 2018-19
As an Academy, the Academy Council (Governing Body) is responsible for establishing the Admission Criteria and over-subscription criteria for the school; the Academy Council have agreed to follow the admissions and over-subscription criteria set by Cambridgeshire County Council. These criteria have not been changed by the Academy Council following the establishment of the Academy. The responsibility for the administration of the Admissions process remains with the Local Authority.
The pupil admission number (PAN) for Sawtry Village Academy is 180.
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.sawtryjunior.org
- Stilton – http://www.stiltonprimary.co.uk/
- Alconbury Weald- http://www.erminestreetca.org.uk/
Historically 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/
We are NOT the catchment school for either Fourfields Primary School or William de Yaxley Primary School and although we currently (January 2018) operate a contracted bus service to Yaxley to ease transport for those parents who choose to send their children to Sawtry Village Academy, you should not rely on this service when choosing Sawtry as your preferred secondary school. The Yaxley bus service will only continue to be offered if there is sufficient interest from students eligible to use it and that it remains financially viable for all parties. The service is kept under regular review to ensure it is cost effective for both parents and the Academy.
In the event that applications to Sawtry Village Academy exceed 180, 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 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:
If you are applying for an in-year place; i.e. you want a place at Sawtry Village Academy for any student after the start of September, you must download an application form from the Cambs County Council website:
01223 699662 (for in-year admissions) Admissions Officer: Bettina Cuipa
Sawtry Village Academy follows the over-subscription 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