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Sir Christopher Hatton


Admissions Criteria 2019

Admissions Criteria for 2019

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy’s admissions criteria will not be changing for Admission into Year 7 for September 2019.  The Admissions Criteria and the Supplementary Information form are available via the links below.

  1. SCHA Admissions Criteria for Sept 2019
  2. SCHA Supplementary Information Form

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 part on Saturday 10th & 17th November 2018 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 the Academy remains genuinely comprehensive.


Alongside this, based on the Academy’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. At the back of the prospectus you will see further information regarding the testing.  We invite you to our Open Evenings on 8th & 9th October 2018 and/or book a tour of the Academy during our Open Weeks held from Monday 24th September– Thursday 18th October 2018.  Please click here for timings and booking details.

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:

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.