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Admissions for Reception for September 2024

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 is 15th January 2024.

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Required Documents

Application Form and SIF

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

You must also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF):

Certificate of Catholic Practice

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 Monday, 15th January 2024.

Baptismal Certificate

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). Offers of a school place will be emailed to parents on 16th April.

Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy for 2024-25 can be viewed below:

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.  

For more information about deferring your child’s entry to school, please read the Government document from the Department for Education here.

Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

The admission of pupils with an (EHCP) is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. 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.

Open Afternoons

There will be open afternoons on Friday 3rd November 2023, Friday 24th November 2023 and Friday 5th January 2024. All open afternoons will start promptly at 1:30pm. It is essential that you call or email the school office to book an appointment to attend one of the open afternoons – 020 8886 4647 or

Appeals Information

If you are not successful in getting a place for your child once the places are announced in April 2023 and you wish to appeal, please download and complete the APPEAL FORM and return it to the school office by Friday, 19th May 2023 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 2023-2024

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 below, 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 2023/2024 (see below) will be applied. 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: You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority.

Consultation 2025/26

St Monica’s Catholic Primary School is consulting on our admissions arrangements for the academic year 2025/26. The consultation will run for six weeks commencing on Monday, 11th December 2023 and closing at midnight on Sunday, 21st January 2024.

The proposed Admissions Policy and letter from our Chair of Governors can be viewed below:

Responses to these arrangements are invited and should be submitted to Mr John Furlong, Chair of Governors by email to or by post to St Monica’s Catholic Primary School, Cannon Road, London N14 7HE. The Governing Body will then consider all responses before determining the final admission arrangements.