Admissions for Reception for September 2021

The closing day for admissions for Reception 2021 was 15th January. Places are currently being allocated and parents/carers will be informed on 16th April. If you wish to make a LATE application, read the details below the video.
We weren’t able to invite families into school this year as we normally would due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Instead we made a short video which you may enjoy watching!

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 place has now passed. If you wish to make a LATE 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 You must also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) Primary SIF 2021-22 . 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 as soon as possible but will only be considered after 16th April when the initial round of applications has been considered. 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 2021-22 can be viewed at St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2021-22

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.

Appeals Information

If you are not successful in getting a place for your child once the places are announced in April 2021 and you wish to appeal, please download and complete the APPEAL FORM and return it to the school office by Thursday 20th May 2021 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 2020-2021

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 You must also complete a Primary SIF 2020-21  and the Certificate of Catholic Practice (which can be obtained from your Parish Priest) if applicable 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).

Our Admissions Policy can be read here St Monica’s Admissions Policy 2020 -21