St Pauls CE Primary School

St Paul's CE Primary School

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Admissions

In line with the admissions code Governors review the criteria to ensure we are compliant with the regulations. Our admissions criteria’s are listed at the bottom of the page. For parents applying for reception in 2016 please read the criteria below.

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA 2017 IN ORDER OF PRIORITY

St Paul’s CE Primary School is a one-form entry school with 30 places for each academic year group. Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places the governors will use the listed criteria. 

For entry to St Paul’s CE Primary School, 50% of available places will be allocated under Foundation (Church) Criteria and 50% under Open Criteria (based on proximity to school). Applications should be made 

either 

for a Foundation Place 

or 

for an Open Place .


Candidates unsuccessful in their application for a Foundation Place will automatically be considered for an Open Place. 

In any criterion, where there are more applications than places, the governors will admit children living closest to the school first. Distances will be measured from the front door of the child’s home address to the main entrance of the school using the Camden Local Authority computerised measuring system. Parents may appeal against an unsuccessful application for a place if they believe that the admission criteria has not been applied correctly.

Foundation Places
All parents applying on our Foundation Criteria must complete our Supplementary Information form in addition to the Camden form. Forms should be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website and returned directly to the school by the 31st January.

These will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority:

1. Looked After Children (i.e., children in the care of the Local Authority) or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became the subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

2. Children who will have a sibling at the school at the time of entry and whose parent(s) are, and have been, regular and committed worshippers in St Mary the Virgin Primrose Hill for not less than four years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest to this effect, is required.

3. Children whose parent(s) (ii) are, and have been, regular and committed worshippers (iii) in St Mary the Virgin Primrose Hill for not less than four years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest to this effect, is required.

4. Children who will have a sibling (i) at the school at the time of entry and whose parent(s) (ii) are, and have been, regular and committed worshippers (iii) in St Mary the Virgin Primrose Hill, St Mark’s Regents Park, St Peter’s Belsize Park, St Saviour’s Eton Road, or St John’s Wood Church for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest to this effect, is required.

5. Children whose parent(s) (ii) are, and have been, regular and committed worshippers (iii) in St Mary the Virgin Primrose Hill, St Mark’s Regents Park, St Peter’s Belsize Park, St Saviour’s Eton Road, or St John’s Wood Church for not less than two years before the closing date of application. A form of authorisation, signed by the Parish Priest (iv) to this effect, is required.

In the event that two or more applicants have equal right to a place under the Foundation Place Criteria, the Governing Body will give priority to those children living in nearest proximity to the school. 

Open Places
These will be allocated according to the following criteria, listed in order of priority.

1. Looked After Children (i.e., children in the care of the Local Authority) or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became the subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

2. Children who will have a sibling (i) at the school at the time of entry.

3. Children living in nearest proximity to the school. (v)

In cases where multiple siblings tie for the last available place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number.

Deferred Entry

All children will be admitted in September. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the academic year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age. Parents can request that their child takes up the place part time until the child reaches compulsory school age. A child reaches compulsory school age the term after their fifth birthday but not beyond the academic year applied for.

Late Applications

Late applications will be considered after all other applications.

Application Forms

All applications should be submitted to Camden Local Authority using their common application form. If you live in another borough and are applying to Camden schools you should complete your own local authority form and return it to them direct.

If you are applying for a Foundation (church) place you should complete a Local Authority Common Application Form naming the school and complete a Supplementary Form so that governors may consider your application fully.  The Supplementary Form should be returned to the school by the 31st January. We shall treat all data on this form as confidential and it will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  You will be informed if we receive a request for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be given an opportunity to comment before any decision about disclosure under that Act is made.

Applications for an Open place do not need to complete the Supplementary Form but must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form naming the school.


In-Year Admissions

Applications for In-Year admissions are made in the same way as those made during the normal admissions round by completing a Camden Application along with St Paul’s waiting list form. If a place is available and there is no waiting list then the school will communicate the governors’ offer of a place to the family. If more applications are received than there are places available, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the over subscription criteria. 

If a place cannot be offered at this time, parents may request the reason and will be informed of their right of appeal. A waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria (vi) and not in the order in which the applications are received.
                           

i By ‘sibling’ we mean all blood, half, step, adoptive and foster children who live at the same address as the child already attending the school.

iiBy ‘parent(s)’, we mean the primary care giver, with whom the child lives.

iii By ‘regular and committed’ worshippers, we mean parents who attend church services at least twice a month.

ivIf a family has recently moved and worshipped regularly, right up until their departure, at another Anglican parish, the application must be countersigned by their previous Parish Priest. In the case of a vacancy, or where there is no priest in the parish, the application must be countersigned by a Church Warden.

v Distances will be measured from the child’s home address to the main entrance of the school using the Camden Local Authority computerised measuring system and proof of address, e.g. Child Benefit/Council Tax/Electoral Roll documentation will be required both at the time of application and at the time of entry. In the case of two distances being the same, random allocation will be used.

vi Children without an offer of a school place are given priority immediately after ‘looked after’ children.

 Starting school in Camden - admissions guide for parents 
 (please note the above guide is currently being updated by Camden for 2016 admissions).

  for more information on Camden Admissions follow this link.

2016-17 Admissions Criteria: please click here

2017-18 Admissions Criteria: please click here