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Statutory Admission Consultation 2020/2021

 

Sacred Heart School has a statutory duty to consult with the public whenever new admission arrangements or changes to existing arrangements are planned, in line with the Admissions Code of Practice.

Consultation is an important part of the process in setting school admission arrangements.  We are therefore consulting the public for the statutory 6 week period commencing Monday, 19th November 2018 until Sunday, 6th January 2019 and seeking repsonses from parent/carers, schools and community groups.  The agreed (determined) admission arrangements will be published on our website by 15th March 2019.

These arrangements are for children who will be starting school for the first time in September 2020, or changing schools between September 2020 and July 2021.

The proposed changes are to the Oversubscription Changes which will now be:

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

  1. Catholic ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ children (see notes 2-5);
  2. Catholic children previously ‘looked after by the state abroad’ ( see notes 2-5)
  3. Baptised Catholic children, who are resident in the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ware. (see note 6);
  4. Other baptised Catholic children resident in the parishes of the Lea Valley Deanery (see note 7);
  5. Other baptised Catholic children (see note 7);
  6. Other ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ children. (see notes 2-5);
  7. Children previously looked after by the state abroad. (see notes 2-5);
  8. Children of catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church (see notes 7);
  9. Any other children.

The full proposed policy and SIF are available below.  Responses must be received by Sunday 6th January 2019 by email, using the form below, or in writing to the school address and marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

The Governing Body will consider all comments that are put forward as part of the consultation but please note that we do not respond to questions in the consultation process.

Statutory Admissions Consultation 2020/2021

If you wish to respond to the consultation please use the form below. The Governing Body will consider all comments that are put forward as part of the consultation but please note that we do not respond to questions in the consultation process. All responses must be received by 6th January 2019.

Applying for a place

Our school is a Voluntary-Aided School, which means the Governors have responsibility for admissions to the school. In order to apply for a place in our Reception class, you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and a Certificate of Catholic Practice Form (only available from the Parish Priest) in addition to the standard application form from Hertfordshire County Council.  You can download the Supplementary Information form below, and once completed,  should be returned to the school office by the closing date of application in the academic year prior to the child starting Reception.

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