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2022-2023 Admissions Process

A HUGE welcome if you are considering applying for a place at St Andrew's for the coming September.

 

Mrs Barnes, Head Teacher

 

The closing date for Reception admission for September 2022 is 15 January 2022.

Catchment Map

Admissions Policy 2022 to 2023 

Oversubscription Criteria

Please note that if you wish to be allocated a space based on oversubscription criteria (eg church attendance, Care of Local Authority etc) you must ALSO fill out the form in the Admissions Policy above and return it to the school office

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 The Admissions Policy was ratified by the Governing Body on 02.12.2020 and again on 14.07.2021 to include IAPLAC children

 

Appeals for September 2022  (after offers made)

Whilst we would be delighted to accept all applicants for a place at St Andrew's, current infant class size legislation requires that we can only take 45 pupils in our Reception cohort.  In order to ensure fairness to all, we set a table of criteria, broken down into several categories clearly listed in the Admissions Policy. 

If our Reception classes are over-subscribed, then we carefully place the applicants into their correct category.  

We are happy to retain your child on the waiting list for the Reception class; if you wish us to do so, please inform the school in writing once places have been offered.

Should you wish to refer this matter to a full appeal then it is your right to do so; however please be aware that the rules set down have been correctly followed and we will therefore defend any appeal that is instigated. Your appeal should clearly detail why you believe the policy categories have not been followed.

 It is worth noting that if the Panel accepts that admission of an additional child would breach the infant class size legislation, the Panel will then only allow an appeal if satisfied that our published criteria are unlawful or had not been properly followed for your child (and that he/she would otherwise have been offered a place), or that we have acted unreasonably.

If you wish to appeal, please complete and return the attached form asap by *Date tbc for September 2022 Starters* latest and we will arrange for an  Independent Appeals Panel to be convened to hear your appeal. Appeals received by this date will be held before the end of the summer term

Please note that you can appeal after this date, but we cannot then guarantee that your appeal will be heard before the start of the new school year.  

Timetable for Appeals - 2022 to 2023 not yet available

Appeals Form not yet available