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Admissions Criteria For Entry Into Year 7 2021

Admissions Criteria for 2021

Following the consultation period the Admissions Criteria and the Supplementary Information form for September 2021 are now available via the links below.

  1. Admissions Criteria For Entry Into Year 7 2021
  2. SCHA Supplementary Information Form
  3. Click here to complete the supplementary information form online

Please familiarise yourself with our admissions criteria and note that all applicants including those with sibling links who wish to attend Sir Christopher Hatton must take part in a fair banding test. These will take place on Saturday 14th & 21st November 2020 and those pupils taking them will be placed into five equal bands based on the results. The Academy will then select an equal number of pupils from each band based on the published admissions criteria. This process is known as ‘Fair Banding’ and is intended to ensure that Sir Christopher Hatton remains genuinely comprehensive.


Alongside this, based on Sir Christopher Hatton's mathematics and ICT specialism, 10% of our available places are offered through pupils siting the ICT aptitude ‘test’ during the Autumn term of year 6.  We invite you to our Year 6 Information Evenings on the 5th and 6th October 2020 and/or book a tour of the Academy during our Open Weeks held from Monday 21st September– Thursday 22nd October 2020.  Further booking information will be available and launched in September 2020.

Application for both tests are made by completing the Supplementary Information form.

In addition to completing this form you must also submit the Northamptonshire County Council preference form, preferably online via this link or at any NCC library, or on a paper form provided through your child’s Primary School or by request from School Admissions at Northamptonshire County Council on 0300 126 1000.  

If you do not make an application via the Northamptonshire County Council *it will not be possible to offer you a place at the Academy*