An in-year application is an application for a place during the academic year or for entry to a year group which is outside the normal starting school process. You can apply at any time of the year.
You may wish to visit the school before applying, please contact the school office to make an appointment. They will also be able to advise you whether there are likely to be any vacancies in the year you are applying to or whether you may need to request to be put on a waiting list. You should complete an In-Year Application Form and return this to the school office.
The oversubscription criteria apply to all applications. If there is a waiting list and you wish to apply on church grounds (Criteria 3 or 4) please also complete the In-Year Supplementary Information Form and request that your Vicar/Minister (or Church Officer during a vacancy) completes the Clergy Form included. These should be returned to the school office.
Where you are moving into the area, we would require written confirmation of contract exchange or tenancy agreement before offering a place.
Applications from Armed Forces and Crown Servants will be dealt with according to the Admissions Code and the school’s oversubscription criteria.
We do not accept applications more than 4 weeks in advance, and children must start within 10 school days of the date of the letter offering a place.
Applications for September entry (apart from Reception) will be accepted from 20th May 2021 and will be processed from 20th June 2021. This is to ensure that parents wishing to take up places immediately have priority up until the 1st June 2021.
The school will notify the Local Authority of the application.
COVID-19 Pandemic Statement July 2020
As for many church schools, regular attendance at public worship is part of our oversubscription criteria. Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches and other places of worship have been closed for public worship. Following guidance from the Diocese of Chichester in conjunction with the Department for Education we have requested a variation to our Admissions Policy to clarify how church attendance will be considered.
This recommended statement has therefore been added to our Admissions Policy:
In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
Please note that these are the admissions arrangements that we will be using, in anticipation of the approval from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.