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ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL

 

Admission Policy 2016 2017

Westminster Diocesan Primary SIF 2016-17

Admission Appeals 2016 2017

Admissions Appeals 2017 2018

Admission Policy 2017 2018

Westminster Diocesan Primary SIF 2017 2018

Westminister Diocesan Primary SIF 2018 2019

Admission Policy 2018 2019

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Admission to Nursery booklet

Admission to Primary booklet

 

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for the children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

 

As a Catholic School, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. As a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

 

The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for the Reception year group at St. Mary’s is 60.The governing body has sole responsibility for admission to this school and intends to admit 60 pupils to the reception class in the school year, which begins in September 2016. Applications are welcome from families whose child reaches his /her 4th birthday between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016.

 

Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the criteria listed below.

 

In this policy applicant refers to the person making an application on behalf of a child; candidate refers to the child on whose behalf the application is being made.

 

 

Oversubscription Criteria

 

Where there are more applications than places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:

  • 1. Catholic looked after children and Catholic children who have been adopted or made subject to a Child Arrangements Order or special guardianship orders. 

  • 2. Baptised Catholic children, from practising Catholic families, who are resident in the parish of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.

  • 3. Baptised Catholic children from practising Catholic families who are not resident in the parish of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End, and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.

  • 4. Baptised Catholic children from practising Catholic families who are resident in the parish of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End and who do not have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.

  • 5.Other Baptised Catholic Children from practising Catholic families.

  • 6. Other baptised Catholic children.

  • 7. Other looked after children and children who have been adopted or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders.

  • 8. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.

  • 9. Christians of other denominations whose application is supported by their Minister of Religion. 

  • 10. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by their Religious Leader.

  • 11. Any other children.

Please refer to the appropriate Admission Policy and the Supplementary Information Form for more information about the Application Procedure and In-Year admissions.

 

Right of Appeal:

If you are unsuccessful in your application you may ask the Governing Body for the reasons for the refusal of a place. These reasons will be related to the oversubscription criteria listed in the policy and you will have the right of appeal to an independent panel.

 

Should you wish to appeal please contact the school as soon as possible for an appeal form on which you must list your reasons for making an appeal. The closing date for appeals for Reception 2016 is 27th May 2016