REVEALED: How popular is your school? Northamptonshire’s most, and least, desirable secondary schools.

Secondary school applications show the popularity of each school in the county
Secondary school applications show the popularity of each school in the county

The decision about where to send your child to secondary school is one that causes parents a good deal of sleepless nights.

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Now we can reveal, following a Freedom of Information request, the most and least popular schools in the county among prospective pupils.

The list shows the name of the school, the total applications for the school, then those who applied as first, second and third choice and the number of places allocated in year seven for September 2016

Corby

1) Brooke Weston School. Total applications: 805. First choice 365, Second choice 303, Third choice 137. Places allocated: 180

2) Corby Technical School. Total applications: 445. First choice 141, Second Choice 167, Third choice 137. Places allocated: 75

3) Corby Business Academy. Total applications: 338. First choice 167, Second choice 106, Third choice 65. Places allocated: 200

4) Kingswood Secondary Academy. Total applications: 227. First choice 98, Second choice 61, Third choice 68. Places allocated: 208

5) Lodge Park Academy. Total applications: 185. First choice 86, Second choice 44, Third choice 55. Places allocated: 156

Daventry and South Northamptonshire

1) Moulton School. Total applications: 754. First choice 212, Second choice 296, Third choice 246. Places allocated: 239

2) Campion School, Bugbrooke. Total applications: 499. First choice 191, Second choice 170, Third choice 138. Places allocated: 240

3) Guilsborough School. Total applications: 495. First choice 251, Second choice 133, Third choice 111. Places allocated: 237

4) Sponne School, Towcester. Total applications: 449. First choice 258, Second choice 118, Third choice 73. Places allocated: 233

5) Magdalen College, Brackley. Total application: 413. First choice 251, Second choice 81, Third choice 28. Places allocated: 240

6) The Elizabeth Woodvale School (North Campus), Roade. Total applications: 250. First choice 56, Second choice 87, Third choice 107. Places allocated: 87

7) Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney. Total applications: 338. First choice 167, Second Choice applications 106, Third choice applications 65. Places allocated: 179

8) Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village, Daventry. Total applications: 152. First choice 77, Second Choice 41, Third choices 34. Places allocated: 123

9) The Elizabeth Woodvale School (South Campus), Roade. Total applications: 151. First choice 100, Second choice 38, Third choice 13. Places allocated: 121

10) The Parker E-Act Academy, Daventry. Total applications: 148. First choice 81, Second choice 50, Third choice 17. Places allocated: 151

East Northamptonshire

1) The Ferrers, Higham Ferrers. Total applications: 328. First choice 213, Second choice 82, Third choice 33. Places allocated: 210

2) Manor School Sports College, Raunds. Total applications: 299. First choice 153, Second choice 93, Third choice 53. Places allocated: 157

3) Prince William School, Oundle. Total applications: 232. First choice 184, Second choice 37, Third choice 11. Places allocated: 200

4) Rushden Community College. Total applications: 198. First choice 98, Second choice 66, Third choice 34. Places allocated: 101

5) Huxloe Science College, Irthlingborough. Total applications: 171. First choice 116, Second choice 31, Third choice 24. Places allocated: 121

Kettering

1) Bishop Stopford School, Kettering. Total applications: 594. First choice 274, Second choice 176, Third choice 144. Places allocated: 216

2) The Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave. Total applications: 482. First choice 191, Second choice 161, Third choice 130. Places allocated: 203

3) Kettering Buccleuch Academy. Total applications: 363. First choice 178, Second choice 112, Third choice 73. Places allocated: 240

4) Southfield School For Girls, Kettering. Total applications: 360. First choice 135, Second choice 133, Third choice 92. Places allocated: 156

5) Kettering Science Academy. Total applications: 350. First choice 110, Second choice 144, Third choice 96. Places allocated: 130

Northampton

1) Northampton School For Boys. Total applications: 1001. First choice 607, Second choice 268, Third choice 126. Places allocated: 213

2) Northampton School For Girls. Total applications: 932. First choice 472, Second choice 291, Third choice 169. Places allocated: 270

3) Caroline Chisholm, Wootton. Total applications: 612. First choice 216, Second choice 223, Third choice 173. Places allocated: 219

4) The Duston School. Total applications: 609. First choice 287, Second choice 192, Third choice 130. Places allocated: 240

5) Kingsthorpe College. Total applications: 542. First choice 203, Second choice 196, Third choice 143. Places allocated: 241

6) Malcolm Arnold Academy. Total applications: 469. First choice 166, Second choice 169, Third choice 134. Places allocated: 240

7) Northampton Academy. Total applications: 460. First choice 207, Second choice 135, Third choice 118. Places allocated: 241

8) Weston Favell Academy. Total applications: 427. First choice 104, Second choice 171, Third choice 152. Places allocated: 267

9) Abbeyfield School. Total applications: 372. First choice 179, Second choice 94, Third choice 99. Places allocated: 240

10) Thomas Becket Catholic School. Total applications: 196. First choice 33, Second choice 72, Third choice 91. Places allocated: 144

Wellingborough

1) Sir Christopher Hatton. Total applications: 504. First choice 256, Second choice 153, Third choice 95. Places allocated: 221

2) Wrenn School. Total applications: 398 First choice 135, Second choice 164, Third choice 99. Places allocated: 159

3) Wollaston School. Total applications: 375. First choice 221, Second choice 84, Third choice 70. Places allocated: 237

4) Weavers Academy. Total applications: 344. First choice 185, Second choice 81, Third choice 78. Places allocated: 200