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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

PROCEDURES FOR ADMISSION

All parents applying for a place for their children at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School must complete and submit two forms:

  1. The West Sussex/Local Authority Admission Form should be completed online and submitted to the Local Authority, who are responsible for co-ordinating the allocation of all places at maintained schools in the area. It will also pass on any applications recorded on the form for places at school in other local authorities;
     
  2. The St Wilfrid’s Catholic School’s own Supplementary Information Form.
    Please note that the Supplementary Information Form is in addition to the West Sussex Admission Form and must also be completed for every student applying.  The Supplementary Information Form should be returned to St Wilfrid’s Catholic School before the closing date for applications.

OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA

At any time where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:  

  1. Catholic looked after children or previously looked after children.
     
  2. Catholic children with a brother or sister at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School at the time of admission.
     
  3. Catholic children currently attending one of the named deanery feeder schools and baptised Catholic children resident in the parishes of Horley and West Grinstead and Henfield.  The application must be supported with a certificate of Catholic baptism or reception into the Catholic Church.
     
  4. Other Catholic children.  The application must be supported with a certificate of Catholic baptism or reception into the Catholic Church.
     
  5.  Other looked after children or previously looked after children.
     
  6. Other children with a brother or sister at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School at the time of admission.
     
  7. Other children currently attending one of the named deanery feeder schools.
     
  8. Catechumens, Candidates for Reception into the Church and children who are members of an Orthodox Church.  If application is being made for a place at the school where the parent/carer is a Catechumen or Candidate for reception into the Church, evidence of their being a member of the Catechumenate of a Catholic Church or a Candidate for reception will be required. Proof of acceptance into the catechumenate, and evidence for a candidate, should be by letter from the appropriate priest. Applications for children from an Orthodox Church must be supported with a certificate of baptism and a letter confirming membership of the applicable Orthodox Church, signed by the appropriate priest.
     
  9. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.  The application must be supported by a letter confirming membership of the Christian denomination, signed by the minister of religion.
     
  10. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. The application must be supported by a letter confirming membership of that faith, signed by the faith leader.
     
  11. Any other children.

 

FINAL TIEBREAKER

Priority will be given to children living closest to the school determined by the shortest.