St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

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St John’s Church of England Admissions Policy Consultation 2021-2022

The Governors of St John’s Church of England Primary School, Caterham are consulting on proposed changes to their admissions arrangements.  As required by the Department for Education's School Admissions Code this consultation will run for a minimum of 6 weeks, commencing on Tuesday 10 December 2019 and closing on Friday21 January 2020.

This consultation is in consideration to:

  1. Further clarification in notes to criterion 1 at Reception and Year 3 admissions. The wording is now includes:

Children who are  in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made;

Children who have previously been in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989and who have left that care through adoption, a child arrangements order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).

  1. Clarification to criteria (ii) children with an exceptional and professionally supported medical or social need for a place at this school to include:

Children who were previously in state care outside of England, and have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted

 

This is clarified in note 2:

Children who were previously in state care outside of England, and have ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted, may be considered under this criterion. A child will be regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society. The parent/carer will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that the child was in state care abroad and left that care as a result of being adopted

  1. New criteria for children of members of staff at Reception and Year 3 admissions (criteria vii)

Children of members of staff of the school provided the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to school is made.

  1. More information added to note 7 for clarity:

We will not generally accept a temporary address if the main carer of the child still possesses or rents a property that has previously been used as a home address, nor will we accept a temporary address if we believe it has been used solely or mainly to obtain a school place when an alternative address is still available to that child.

A draft copy of the school’s proposed new admissions policy and arrangements can be viewed here

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) can be viewed by clicking the appropriate link

Christian SIF Member of Staff SIF Faith SIF Pupil Premium SIF

If you wish to make any comments on this consultation, they should be submitted either in writing to:

 The Admissions Team at the school or email: admissions@stjohnscofe.uk

All comments submitted will be considered before finalising the admission arrangements for 2021-2022.