Admissions for Reception for September 2020
Parents who applied for a place for Reception class for September 2020, should have received notification about their child’s school place on Thursday 16th April.
If your child has been offered St Monica’s, I very much look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school community. Please ensure you reply to Enfield Council to accept the place by 30th April at the latest.
We would normally invite you in during June/July to meet the class teacher and give your child an opportunity to become familiar with the setting. I am not sure yet when schools will be open again and so I cannot invite you in yet. I am hopeful that schools will be open by September but cannot guarantee this.
I will be in touch in the next week or so and will provide as much information as I can when I have it.
If you applied to St Monica’s but did not get a place, you are automatically on our waiting list. We are not able to tell you what number on the list you are until after 30th April, when everyone who has been offered St Monica’s, has had the chance to accept their place. In the meantime, it is very important that you accept the school place you have been given so your child definitely has a place to go in September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know where you are on the waiting list and we will contact you after 30th April.
Admissions for Reception for September 2021
The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and admits 60 children to Reception class each school year.
To apply for a place at St Monica’s Catholic Primary School you must first complete an application form from the London Borough in which you live. If you live in the London Borough of Enfield, you can apply via www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions. You must also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which will be posted here in September 2020. A Certificate of Catholic Practice for practising Catholics is also required, (which can be obtained from your Parish Priest). The SIF and Certificate (if applicable) must be brought to the school office any time from 1st October 2021. If you child is Baptised Catholic, you must also bring to the school office, your child’s original Baptismal Certificate marked with the seal/stamp from the Church where the Baptism took place (photocopies cannot be accepted).
The Admissions Policy for 2020-21 can be viewed at St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2020 -21. The Policy for 2021 admissions will be posted here shortly. The categories remain unchanged from the 2020 version.
Please read the Admissions Policy Criteria and Notes very carefully as they explain the admissions process and how the Governing Body offer places to children.
Open afternoons for a place in Reception for 2021 will take place during the autumn term and another one in January 2021. As school is now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I cannot give any dates but will post them on here as soon as we know school is open. The open afternoons will give you a chance to view the school and ask any questions regarding the admissions process. All open afternoons will start promptly at 1.30pm. It is essential that you call the school office on 020 8886 4647 to book an appointment to attend one of them.
In-year Admissions 2019-2020
If you wish to apply for a place on the waiting list for any year group, you must submit a Common Application Form from the Borough in which you live (for example via www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions). You must also complete a Primary SIF 2019 -20 and the Certificate of Catholic Practice (which can be obtained from your Parish Priest) and return all of these to the school; you can do this at any point in the year. If you are Catholic you must also bring to the school office, your child’s original Baptismal Certificate marked with the seal/stamp from the Church where the Baptism took place (photocopies cannot be accepted).