Entry to Reception 2022
If your child was born between 1st Sep 2017 and 31 Aug 2018 and you live in Peterborough you can apply for a Reception 2022 place at our school from 10th September 2021. The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 Jan 2022. 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 19th April 2022, after which date the continuing interest lists will be established.
30th April 2022 is the closing date for parents to either accept or refuse the school place offered. If the parent does not reply, the offer will be withdrawn.
From the week commencing 3rd May 2022, the second round of allocations for late applications received between 16th January 2022 and 30th April 2022 will take place.
From the week commencing 25th May 2022, all applications received between 1st May 2022 and 31st August 2022 will be processed and offers made.
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 email@example.com 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. In the event of the school being oversubscribed the following order of priority will
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
2. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and cease to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
3. Children from families who are worshipping members of Christ Church in Orton Goldhay.
4. Children from families who are worshipping members of other Christian churches.
5. Brothers and sisters of those attending St John's at the time of admission.
6. Children from within the school's designated catchment area.
7. Any other child.
1 A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.
2 A ‘worshipping member’ is defined in this policy as someone who attends public worship at least monthly for a period of one year prior to the national admissions
3 For this Admissions policy, the definition of ‘other Christian church’ means a church which is designated as such, nationally by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York or locally by the Diocesan Bishop, or which is a member of Churches Together in England, or affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance, or a Partner Church of Affinity.
4 Admission under Categories 2 and 3 will require a Supplementary Information Form, verified from the relevant church minister. Forms are available from the school
office and should be returned to the school office.
5 ‘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
6 Admission under Category 1, children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.
7 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 seed points on 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 on the admissions policy. 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 the school again at the beginning of September if they wish their child to remain on the continuing interest list – within ten school days. Any places which become available at the beginning of September will be allocated after ten school days.
Applying for Secondary School
If your child is in Year 6 you may apply for secondary school from 10th September 2021.
Full details and online application may be found as follows:
The closing date for applications is midnight on 31st October 2021
National Offer Day is 1st March 2022
Any problems please contact the school office