Admissions for Reception for September 2022
Please read the information below very carefully so you are aware of what will be required if you wish to apply for a place for your child.
The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and admits 60 children to Reception class each school year.
The deadline to apply for a Reception Class is the 15th January 2022. If you wish to make an application, you must first submit an application form to 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) Primary SIF 2022-23 . 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 submitted to the school office by 4pm Friday, 14th January 2022. If your 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 2022-23 can be viewed at St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2022-23.
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.
Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
The admission of pupils with an (EHCP) is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. (This used to be called a Statement of Special Educational Needs). Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. If your child has an EHCP you must contact your Local Authority SEN officer. Children with this school named in their EHCP will be admitted to the school and do not need to complete any other paperwork.
We have provisionally set aside three afternoons for prospective parents to visit the school. However, this will be dependent upon the number of positive Covid-19 cases we may have in school. If you wish to book a place on one of the open afternoons, please telephone the school office 0208 886 4647.
If we are not able to allow visitors into the school before January 2022, we will hold zoom sessions for parents instead.
Until we can allow visitors into the school, please watch the video below.
If you are not successful in getting a place for your child once the places are announced in April 2022 and you wish to appeal, please download and complete the APPEAL FORM and return it to the school office by Friday, 20th May 2022 at the latest. Appeal forms should be clearly marked “FAO the Chair of the Admissions Committee – admission appeal”. For further advice, please contact Mrs Catherine Nolan on 020 8886 4647.
In-year Admissions 2021-2022
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted if there is a place available.
An application should be made by completing the application form from the local authority in which the child lives and the Supplementary Information Form Primary SIF 2021-22 , which should be returned direct to the School (Cannon Road, Southgate, N14 7HE).
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the Admissions Policy for 2021/2022 will be applied St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2021-22 . Parents are advised to read the Policy carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the Admissions Policy for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within fifteen school days of receipt; we shall aim to notify applicants within ten school days.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Catherine Nolan, the Office Manager (telephone number: 020 8886 4647; email address: email@example.com) You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority.
Consultation: Admission Arrangements for 2023/24
The Governing Body of St Monica’s Catholic Primary School is undertaking a formal consultation and seeks your views on its proposed school admissions arrangements for the academic year 2023/2024 (entry September 2023) onwards.
The consultation period will run for six weeks from Friday 17th December 2021 until midnight Friday 28th January 2022 inclusive.
The proposed material changes to our admission policy are as follows:
- a new oversubscription criterion (4), which ensures that when applications for baptized Catholic children without a Certificate of Catholic Practice are being ranked, those applicants with a sibling already at the School are given priority;
- a correction to oversubscription criterion 8 so that the reference to catechumens clearly applies to children who are themselves catechumens rather than their parents; and
- an amendment to the distance criterion so that if a child is being looked after by separated parents at two different addresses, either address can be entered on the application form, provided the child is living there for at least part of the school week.
The proposed admission arrangements can be found here: St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2023-24 (proposed)
Please send any comments by the consultation closing date (Friday, 28th January 2022) FAO John Furlong, Chair of Governors by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to St Monica’s Catholic Primary School, Cannon Road, London N14 7HE. The Governing Body will then consider all responses received before determining the final admission arrangements by 28th February 2022