Admissions Arrangements

Admissions Arrangements


How to apply

Houlton School is a ‘Free School’, which means that we are an independent academy, not controlled by the Local Authority. We belong to the Transforming Lives Educational Trust (TLET) and our funding comes directly from central government. Therefore, whilst our pupils enjoy enhanced, state-of-the-art facilities, there are no fees to pay for parents/carers to access our provision. Our admissions criteria, including what happens when we are oversubscribed, are contained within our Admissions Policy for the relevant year of entry.

We choose to coordinate with Warwickshire Admissions Service in order to avoid confusion and uncertainty for families who may also be applying to Warwickshire LA schools. Therefore, all applications should be made through your Local Authority Admissions Service. Applications should be made by the national deadline of 31 October 2021.

You can read our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by clicking here.

Houlton School coordinates with Warwickshire Local Authority (LA) to process school offers. This means you will need to complete your home LA common application form (CAF):

If you live in Warwickshire:
w: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/admissions
e: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

If you live in North Northamptonshire: 
w: www.northnorthants.gov.uk/school-admissions
e: admissions.NCC@northnorthants.gov.uk

If you live in West Northamptonshire:
w: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/school-admissions
e: admissions.NCC@northnorthants.gov.uk

If you live in Leicestershire:
w: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/admissions
e: admissions@leics.gov.uk

If you live in the City of Coventry:
w: www.coventry.gov.uk/admissions
e: admissions@coventry.gov.uk

If you live in the metropolitan borough of Solihull:
w: www.solihull.gov.uk/admissions
e: admissions@solihull.gov.uk

Our admissions policies for each cohort of pupils can be found here.

This school provides a wonderful educational opportunity; the Principal and his team's vision is impressive.
The Right Honourable Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards