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Nursery Admissions

 LARMENIER & SACRED HEART CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

ADMISSIONS POLICY AND CRITERIA - NURSERY CLASS 2017-18

Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School, in the trusteeship of Westminster Diocese for the education of baptised Catholic children. Responsibility for the admission of pupils rests with the Governing Body. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential the Catholic character of the school's education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The one intake throughout the autumn term is for children who have had their 3rd birthday prior to joining the Nursery Class. Where there are more applications than places, places will be offered to children in the order set out below:

  1. Catholic ‘Looked After’ children and Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately after having been looked after.
  2. A Catholic child with a Certificate of Catholic Practise** baptised Catholic* within 12 months of birth from Catholic families who are resident in the parish of Brook Green. (Parish map included in Admissions pack)
  3. A Catholic child with a Certificate of Catholic Practice** baptised Catholic* within 12 months of birth from Catholic families who are resident in other parishes.
  4. A Catholic child with a Certificate of Catholic Practice** baptised Catholic* after 12 months from the date of birth from Catholic families.

The Governing Body will give top priority within each category (1-4) in the following numerical order:

1.  Children who will have a sibling in the school in September 2017. For the purposes of this policy the word sibling is defined as brothers and sisters, step brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, adoptive brothers & sisters.

 2.   The proximity of the child’s home to the school.
Where the school becomes oversubscribed within any of the above categories priority will be given to those living nearest to the school.  Distance will be measured using the shortest ‘straight line’ distance, from the ‘seed point’ (a central point) of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school at 41a Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BL, using the school's computerised measuring system. For applicants from the same block of flats, or who live the same distance from the school, random selection by the drawing of lots in the presence of an independent witness will be used as the final tie-breaker. In circumstances where a carer or relative has legal guardianship, and is the main carer, a different address will be considered as the main residence. Evidence will be requested to support the arrangement.

* 'Baptised Catholic' means Catholic families who have had their child baptised Catholic in accordance with current code of Canon Law 867 appended to this document. All applications must be supported by an original Baptismal Certificate, so that it can be checked and photocopied by the school.
** ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ means a certificate given by the family's parish priest (or priest in charge of the church where the family practises) in the form laid down by the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales.

Applications from twins, triplets or other children from multiple births will be treated with equal priority. Where the final place is offered to a child who has a twin/triplet etc. applying for a place in the same school year, these siblings will also be admitted.

Closing date for Nursery applications 2017-18: Friday 21st April 2017

PLEASE NOTE : ADMISSION TO RECEPTION CLASS FOLLOWS A DIFFERENT POLICY AND INVOLVES A SEPARATE PROCEDURE. (See Reception Admissions Policy and Criteria)

 

 Nursery Admissions Documents

nursery_admissions_policy_2017-18.pdf

application_form-nursery_2017-18.doc

certificate_of_catholic_practice_ccp_-_note_to_applicants.pdf

certificate_of_catholic_practice_ccp.pdf

 

Map of Holy Trinity Parish Boundary