Admissions

 

St. Wilfrid’s is a Roman Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Lancashire Local Education Authority. As a Voluntary Aided School, the School’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. We co-ordinate In Year Admissions in-house.

School will consider applications for every age group based on our admissions criteria (see below).

Parents of children moving school (Years 1 to 6) should contact our school directly to apply for a place. Please note that Lancashire operate fair access protocols and children will only be admitted into our school in Years 1 to 6 with the consent of our Headteacher and the existing school’s Headteacher.

Parents of children who are starting school for the first time into our Reception Class have to apply through Lancashire County Council. Please visit the link below to find out about our school’s admission arrangements through our local authority;

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

Please note that in addition to filling in the county application form, applicants should also obtain directly from school and return directly to school a Supplementary Admission Form, a copy of which is below and available by clicking here. 

Please contact school directly for further details.

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Admission Appeals

Admission appeals will be heard each year in line with LCC policy.

  • A deadline for lodging appeals allows those making an appeal at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal
  • Will include reasonable deadlines for those making an appeal to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties
  • Will ensure that those making an appeal receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing
  • Will ensure that decision letters are sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible
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Current Admissions Policy for this school year
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Please find below a copy of the current determined admission arrangements for this school as determined by the Governors for the school year 2021/2122.
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Longridge St. Wilfrid’s R.C. Primary School

Determined Admissions Policy 2021/22

School No. 06/069

St. Wilfrid’s is a Roman Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by the Lancashire Local Education Authority. As a Voluntary Aided School, the School’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.  For the school year commencing September 2020, the Governing Body has set its planned admissions number at 30.

Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Body. All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of ADMISSIONS CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admissions than the school has places available.

  1. Priority will be given to Roman Catholic children who are ‘looked after and previously looked after children’ over all other Roman Catholic applicants. This includes children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a Child Arrangement Order or Special guardianship Order.
  2. Roman Catholic children who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission and resident in the parish of St. Wilfrid’s.
  3. Other Roman Catholic children who are resident in the parish of St. Wilfrid’s.
  4. Roman Catholic children who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission and are resident in another parish.
  5. Other Roman Catholic children resident in another parish.
  6. Priority will be given to all other children who are ‘looked after and previously looked after children’ who are not Roman Catholic over all other applicants who are not Roman Catholic. This includes children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a Child Arrangement Order or Special guardianship Order.
  7. Any non Roman Catholic children with siblings at the school.
  8. Any other children.

NOTES:

  1. All applicants will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for admissions (15th January 2020) which is as determined by the Local Authority.
  2. All Catholic applicants will be required to produce baptismal certificates.
  3. It is the duty of governors to comply with class size limits at Key Stage 1.
  4. If in any category there are more applications than places available, priority will be given on the basis of distance from home to school by a straight line measure. Measurement will be from the centre of the school building to the centre of the applicant’s home address. In the event of a tied measurement between address points the Local Authority’s system of a random draw will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).
  5. Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of the week, the address used will be will normally be the one where the child wakes up for the majority of Monday to Friday mornings.  If there is any doubt about this, then the address of the Child Benefit recipient will be used.  Parents may be asked to show evidence of the claim that is being made for the address used.
  6. Sibling is defined as a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, foster brother or sister or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.
  7. Multiple Births. In the event of twins and children from multiple births, where one of the children is the 30th child admitted, the governing body will exercise its right to exceed KS1 class size regulations.
  8. A waiting list for children who have not been offered a place will be kept and will be ranked according to the Admission Criteria. Parents will be informed of their child’s position on the waiting list which will not be operated for longer than the end of the Autumn term.
  9. For ‘In Year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round and if places are available then children qualifying under the published criteria will be admitted. If there are places available but more applicants than places then the published over-subscription criteria will be applied. ‘In Year’ and late applications will be treated as per the co-ordinated arrangements published by the Local Authority.
  10. Deferred Admissions – If your child is due to start school during the next academic year, it is important that you apply for a place for September. If your child’s fifth birthday is between the months of September and December, then, if you wish it, admission may be deferred until January; if it is between January and April, then admission may be deferred until the start of the summer term though it is likely to be in your child’s interest to start no later than January.  You may also request that your child attend school part time until he/she reaches his/her fifth birthday.

Parents may ask to defer accessing an offered place with a child’s reception year until the first day of term after a fifth birthday.

If your child’s fifth birthday is between April and August then they can start school the following September. The expectation would be that parents have decided that the child will miss the full reception year and they would have to apply for Year 1 places (if any remained available). Requests for full year deferral with a retained reception start will be considered individually. Parents would be expected to provide substantial and exceptional evidence of the need for this to happen (personal views and reference to national research will not suffice).  Further information is on the Local Authority web site at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools  (primary admission information for parents).

  1. Late Applications received after the closing date 15th January 2021 will be treated as late applications. Only in special circumstances, and where appropriate evidence is provided, will applications received after the closing date (but offers of places have been made) be considered alongside those received on time.
  2. If an application for admission has been turned down by the Governing Body, parents can appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. This appeal should be sent in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within 14 days of notification of refusal.  The date of notification will be two working days after posting by first class post.  The parents must give their reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the Appeals Panel is binding on all parties.
  3. The Governing Body reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a school place where false evidence is received in relation to baptism, sibling connections or place of residence

 

DIOCESE OF SALFORD – Supplementary Admission Form

ST. WILFRID’S R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL –  Lancashire School Number 06/69

Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS and return to school by 15th January 2021

 

 

Surname of child: _________________________________________________

 

Forename(s): ____________________________________________________

 

Date of Birth: ____________________________

 

Address of child:

 

 

 

 

Postcode:

Your Telephone Number:

 

 

Is your child?        BAPTISED CATHOLIC □                    NON CATHOLIC □

 

FOR BAPTISED CATHOLICS

 

MONTH OF BAPTISM _________________________ YEAR____________

 

PARISH _____________________________________________

 

PARISH LOCATION (TOWN/CITY) ______________________________

 

 

PLEASE ENCLOSE A COPY OF BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE WITH THIS FORM.

If this is not possible explain below

 

 

 

 

 

To the best of my knowledge the information contained on this form is correct.

Signed ………………………………     Name (Please Print)………………..….

Relation to child …………………………………         Date……………………..

 

A link here shows our proposed policy for  2022/2023. Admissions Policy 2022-23 St. Wilfrids 06069.

This is our proposed policy and is currently open for consultation. If you have any comments please email bursar@longridge-st-wilfrids.lancs.sch.uk

In order to comply with the DfE School Admissions Code, as a Voluntary Aided school and therefore our own admission authority we will determine our Admissions Policy for 2022-23 by 28th February 2021 and then publish the determined policy for 2022-23 by 15th March 2021.

 

 

 

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