ADMISSION CRITERIA

 

Entry to Reception 2021

If your child was born between 1st Sep 2016 and 31 Aug 2017 you can apply for a reception 2021 place at our school from 12th September 2020.  The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 Jan 2021. Any applications received after this date will be treated as a "late" application.

 

To apply please go online at www.peterborough.gov.uk/admissions and follow the relevant links.  If you have any queries please ring Admissions on 01733 864007 or the school office on 01733 237543.  You may download the Admissions Booklet on the Peterborough City Council website to view our admissions arrangements.

 

Offer day is 16th April 2021, after which date our waiting list will be established.  

30th April 2021 is the closing date for parents to refuse or accept a place at our school.  The offer will then be withdrawn if no reply is received.

 

From the week commencing 3rd May 2021 the second round of allocations will take place for all late applications received by 30th April.  Further offers will be made subject to places being available.

In Year Admissions

Should your child already be of school age and attending another Peterborough school you will need to request an In Year Transfer form from your child's current school.  Once completed this must be forwarded to Admissions at Peterborough City Council. Your child will then be placed on our relevant year group waiting list. Offers are made approximately every 14 days by Admissions and you will be contacted by them should your child be offered a school place.

 

If your child is transferring from a school outside of Peterborough, please ring 01733 864007 or email admissions@peterborough.gov.uk for advice.

 

Applications made to our school will be ranked according to the following criteria:

 

The governing body will give priority to children with a statement of special educational needs or an education health and care plan which names the school. This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.   

 

1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2. Children from families who are worshipping members of Christ Church in Orton Goldhay. 

3. Children from families who are worshipping members of other christian churches. 

4. Brothers and sisters of those attending St John’s at the time of admission.

5. Children from within the school’s designated catchment area. 

6. Any other child.

Oversubscription:

In accordance with the Education Act 2006 and the requirements of the school admissions code of practice, the governors of St John’s Church of England Primary School consulted on the admission arrangements for September 2020.

The governors will admit up to 60 pupils in each year group. 

The governing body will give priority to children with a statement of special educational needs or an education health and care plan which names the school. 

This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.

 

In the event of the school being over subscribed the following order of priority will apply:

 

1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2. Children from families who are worshipping members of Christ Church in Orton Goldhay. 

3. Children from families who are worshipping members of other christian churches. 

4. Brothers and sisters of those attending St John’s at the time of admission.

5. Children from within the school’s designated catchment area. 

6. Any other child.

 

 Notes: 

Admission under categories 2 and 3 will require a letter from the relevant church minister. 

‘Brothers and sisters’ include: 

Full or half brothers or sisters living together in the same household.

Adopted brothers and sisters living together in the same household. 

Stepbrothers and sisters where the parents are married and living together in the same household. 

 

A full list of catchment areas is available on the Peterborough City Council website   

 

In the event of over subscription in any category, distance from the school will be used to determine places with the closest gaining higher priority. Distance is measured from the centre of the child’s home address to the school using the National Ordnance Survey set points via the local authority’s computerised measuring system. 

 

Continuing Interest List

If the school has more applications than places available, parents may elect to place their child’s name on a continuing interest list. 

 

  •  Pupils will be placed on the continuing interest list in strict order according to the over-subscription criteria above.

  •  If a place becomes available at the school, places will be allocated according to these criteria. 

  • The continuing interest list will be held from the allocation of places date, for at least one term in the year of admission. 

  • Parents must contact the school and request that their child’s name is placed on the continuing interest list. This can be done by telephone or email. 

  • Parents must contact the school within seven days of the allocation of school places. Parents must contact Admissions again at the beginning of July if they wish their child to remain on the continuing interest list 

  •  Any places which become available at the beginning of September will be allocated after ten school days.  

 

For independent advice about appeals and admissions please contact:

The Advisory Centre for Education

www.ace-ed.org.uk

 

Requests for further information about the proposed admissions arrangements in Peterborough for 2020/2021 should be made to:

The Admissions Team

Sandmartin House

Bittern Way

Fletton Quays

Peterborough

PE2 8TY

Tel:  01733 864007

Email: admissions@peterborough.gov.uk

Applying for Secondary School

 

If your child is in Year 6 you should apply now for secondary school.

 

Full details and online application may be found as follows:

 

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-secondary-school-in-year-7

 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 31st October 2020

 

National Offer Day is 1st March 2021

 

Any problems please contact the school office

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