CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR RECEPTION 2017 WAS 13th JANUARY 2017
OUTCOMES WILL BE ADVISED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF THE SCHOOL ON NATIONAL OFFER DAY, 18th APRIL 2017
St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School Admissions 2018
The school is a voluntary aided co-educational primary school within the trusteeship of the Diocese of Westminster. it will eventually provide 210 places for pupils between the ages of 4 and 11.
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2017 for places in Reception at St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School for children born between 1st September 2013 and August 31st 2014 for entry in September 2017. Outcomes will be advised on 16th April 2018. 20 places will br allocated with priority given to baptised Catholic children if that category is oversubscribed. The remaining 10 places in the primary school will be allocated on the basis of distance from the school and not on the religion of the child.
The full Admission arrangements for the primary school and the Supplementary Information Form and blank Certificates of Catholic Practice may be downloaded by clicking the links below. If you do not have access to the internet and a printer, please contact the College Office.
Download the Certificate of Catholic Practice from the Diocese of Westminster website HERE
See the primary school leaflet for prospective parents HERE
What parents say about the school: SEE HERE
NB You must complete and return a Common Application Form (CAF) to your home local authority. You will be able to do this online from September 2017. Supplentary Information forms and Certificate of Catholic Practice (if applicable) must be returned to the College Office.
Note: The governing body may only determine the admissions arrangements on a year by year basis but it is the expectation that up to ten pupils who are awarded and accept an Open place will be given top priority after Catholic looked after children should they apply for a place in Year 7 at St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School when they reach Year 6 in St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School. This does not form part of our current admissions arrangements.
***PLEASE INCLUDE A STAMP WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF YOUR REQUIRE A RECEIPT POSTCARD***
The Governors’ published admissions policy for entry to the School in September 2017 was the subject of an objection to the Schools’ Adjudicator who has now issued a Determination dated 2 November (which is available on their website at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-schools-adjudicator under Publications). The legality of this Determination is now being challenged in the High Court. So for the moment, applications should be made under the published policy. Whatever the outcome of the legal challenge, we welcome all applications and Catholic families should continue to obtain a Certificate of Catholic Practice from their priest, as required by the policy. A preliminary court hearing ruled that the published arrangements may remain. The High Court judicial review will take place in April or May 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School opened in September 2013 with 30 pupils in Reception class. A further 30 pupils were admitted in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Up to 30 children will be admitted each year thereafter until the school reaches its capacity of up to 210 pupils. The school can not therefore offer places in Years 4, 5 and 6 at this time.
St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School Waiting List
Current Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 are at full capacity. Places may become available should parents move from the area or to another school.
If you wish your child to be placed on the waiting list for any of these years, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
1) Child's Name
2) Child's DOB
3) Child's Address
Please note that the College Office staff do not have visibility of the waiting list and are unable to give personal information regarding positions on the waiting list.
The full Admission arrangements for the primary school and the Supplementary Information Form and Certicate of Catholic Practice are available from the College office and you can download them by clicking the links below.