Call the Infant School or Nursery: 01536 710363 | Call the Junior School : 01536 710349

Statutory Information

Contact Details

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Mr Ashley Izzard-Snape, Executive Headteacher, Rothwell Junior & Infant School, Gladstone St, Rothwell, Northamptonshire NN14 6ER, Tel: 01536 710349

Mr Graham Tomkins, Chair of Governors, Rothwell Schools, can be contacted at the above address.

For queries related to Special Educational needs please contact Miss Joanna Loomes, Inclusion Leader at the above address.

Rothwell Victoria Infant School and Rothwell Junior School are part of the Pathfinder Schools Academy Trust, Greening Road, Rothwell, NN14 6BB, Tel: 01536 714045

Admission Arrangements: Infants and Juniors.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details within our published admissions policies.  In-year applications for 2020-21 are covered by the applicable admissions policy and are handled via application to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions using the weblink in the sidebar.  Applications for 2021-22 are covered by the applicable admissions policy and must be completed by the 15th January each year; these applications are to be made to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions using the weblink in the sidebar.

In the event of oversubscription for places the following criteria will be applied:

Rothwell Victoria Infant School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school is 360. For each Reception intake from

September the admission number is 120.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Children with a sibling link continuing at the school or the linked Junior School at the time of the admission of the younger child.

3. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school

4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Rothwell Junior School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school 480. For each Year 3 intake from September the admission number is 120.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Children with a sibling link continuing at the school at the time of the admission of the younger child.

3. Children who have attended Rothwell Victoria Infant School.

4. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school

5. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 4, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. Flats), a randomiser (will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

In the event of any appeals these will be managed as part of the appeal timeline undertaken by Northamptonshire County Council.

Admissions Arrangements: Nursery

If you would like your child to attend our Nursery unit, please see details within our published admission policies.  All applications for in year 2020-21 and for future years are to be made directly to the Infant School Office.  Proof of Address and your child's birth certificate will be needed to register.

In the event of oversubscription for places the following criteria will be applied:

Rothwell Victoria Infant Nursery Unit

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the Nursery is 78.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have been registered with the School Office. Parents are able to register their child from the September following their child’s first birthday. The allocations will be made on a first come, although the session preference stated by parents at the time of registration may not always be available. These places will be allocated in the Spring term prior to them joining. Registration or referral forms received from health visitors or other agencies providing details of children requiring a place on the grounds of Special Educational Needs will be given special consideration and may take preference when allocating places.

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Date of registration of the pupil

3. Children who live in Rothwell, Harrington and Thorpe Underwood.

4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criteria, priority will be given to those closest to the school. Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Ofsted

Our school Ofsted Reports can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables

Our KS2 results and School performance data is held online at the Department of Education Performance Tables website, which can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

School Curriculum

The school’s policy is to provide a broad, balanced education which is delivered through a knowledge and skills based creative curriculum, ensuring that equal opportunities are given to all children. We follow the programmes of study as laid down in the National Curriculum. Full details about our themed approach to lessons across the different year groups can be found in our Prospectus.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour Policy will advise you on how we manage behaviour and relationships at the Rothwell Schools.

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Detailed statements of the school's Pupil Premium and Sports Premium can be downloaded from the key files sidebar.

Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

Charging Policy

The school's charging and remissions policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

School Ethos and Values

Our Federation within the Pathfinder Schools Trust is underpinned by the following vision statement:

To ensure the highest standards of educational provision, achievement and wellbeing across the Rothwell Schools

To work collaboratively within the Pathfinder Schools Trust to ensure that all pupils have high aspirations to become great learners and make excellent progress regardless of their starting point.

To enable everyone involved within the partnership community the chance to be able to achieve and to enjoy, to be healthy and safe and to support their well-being in order toenable them to make a positive contribution.

Looking Ahead...

Statutory Policies and Key Files