Admissions and Prospectus
Year 7 Admissions September 2021
We would be delighted and honoured if you selected The Latimer Arts College as the school of choice for your child!
As we are unable to offer an Open Evening on site this year, we have posted information on this page to help give you an overview of our College, a place that we are very proud of! We would also encourage you to browse our website to gain a flavour of our ethos and climate.
Year 7 Admissions Support Letter
Please see details of the letter that we have sent to all Year 6 students and their parents and carers, via our primary feeder schools.
Principal's 'Open Evening' Presentation
Although we are not able to offer our full Open Evening experience this year face to face, we are keen to ensure that those who are unable to visit us are able to access the key information that has been shared in previous years. Therefore, please do look out for our video presentation which will be posted here on Thursday 1 October, our planned Open Evening date.
We would like to thank Viral Films for producing this video for us: https://www.viralfilms.co.uk/
Our prospectus will provide you with some key information:
We Love Latimer!
Without fail, each year when our new Year 7 student join us, they are highly positive about the Latimer experience. They talk passionately about the positive ethos, the engaging learning and the support that they get from staff. As you are unable to meet them face to face, we have captured some of their words for you here. We hope that you enjoy reading them, just as much as we enjoyed hearing them.
Question and Answer Session with a Senior Leader
Over the next couple of weeks, our Senior Leaders will be visiting Year 6 students at their primary schools, either face to face or virtually. This will enable students to ask any questions that they may have wanted to ask during their Open Evening visit.
As we are unable to offer tours of the College this year, as an alternative, we will be holding a Q and A session with Senior Leaders for parents and carers, who are invited to book in for a 10-minute telephone call should they wish to speak directly to one of our team. These calls will be offered throughout the day between Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October.
If you would like to book a telephone call, please contact the College on 01536 720300. Please note that the number of slots for calls are limited, so they will be booked on a first come, first served basis.
Ofsted Rating: Good
We are proud to be an Ofsted rated 'Good' school and details of our latest inspection can be viewed here.
Admission Policy and Criteria
Please visit our Policies page to view our Admissions Policy.
This sets out our admission criteria for students entering Year 7 in September 2021. Please note that we were over-subscribed for admissions in September 2020. We are also full in all year groups.
Arts Aptitude Places
As part of our admission criteria, we are delighted to be able to offer 20 of our 203 places to students who display an aptitude for the arts. Details of how to apply to be considered for an Arts Aptitude place are included in our information pack.
Please note that face to face Arts Aptitude workshops will not go ahead as usual this year due to the current circumstances. However, we will be inviting shortlisted applicants to submit a short audition video as an alternative.
Please also note that if you wish to be considered for a place at The Latimer Arts College and you make an application for your child to be considered for an Arts Aptitude place, you still need to make the normal application via Northamptonshire County Council.
Northamptonshire County Council Admission Process
Details of how to apply for school places for September 2021 can be found here.
Information regarding the NCC Co-ordinated Scheme for transfer to Secondary Schools (Y7) in September 2021
The School Admissions Team for Northamptonshire is starting the process for co-ordinating secondary admissions for the September 2021 intake.
The application portal for parents to start making their applications opened on 10th September 2020.
The closing date for applications to the Northamptonshire School Admissions Team is 5pm on Saturday 31st October 2020. Please click here for further details.
Applications received after this time and date will be late and will only be considered after the on time applications have been dealt with. On time applicants will receive the offer of a school place on Offer Day, 1st March 2021.
Please follow this link to Northamptonshire County Council's School Admissions website to access all the information you need to make your application as well as access to an online copy of the 'Applying for a Secondary School Place in Northamptonshire 2021/22' information booklet.
Sixth Form Admissions
Please visit our Policies page page for details of Sixth Form Admissions, which is updated in September of each year.
Our Prospectus can be viewed on our Sixth Form Pathways page.
Please follow this link to the Northamptonshire County Council admissions page for more information on admissions.