OPEN MORNINGS FOR RECEPTION ADMISSIONS, SEPTEMBER 2024
ADMISSIONS TO RECEPTION
We are a Voluntary Aided Catholic school graded as outstanding by OFSTED. Demand for places is very high and means that we are unable to accommodate every child that applies. Whilst we welcome applications for admission from all faiths and no faiths, it is fair to point out that we are usually oversubscribed by Catholic children and so it is very unlikely that a non-Catholic child will be offered a place.
The school's Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions and each year publishes its Admissions Policy which specifies how Governors consider applications for admissions to the school. Before you make an application for the admission of your child, you are strongly advised to consider carefully the current Admissions Policy below. This sets out in detail how Governors manage the admissions process and the order of priority in which applications are considered. An understanding of the policy may assist you in avoiding the disappointment of a failed application.
RECEPTION ADMISSIONS PROCESS
To enable the Governing Body to have all relevant information before it in order for governors to make an informed decision on whether to offer a place, applicants are asked to complete and submit the following by the 15th January before your child is due to start Reception class:
If applicants do not complete the above forms and return them together will all relevant required paperwork by 15th January the Governing Body will have to consider their application as a late application and it is very unlikely that the candidate will be offered a place.
Further important information is contained in the Letter to Reception parents (see below).
Certificate of Catholic Practice
Only the Certificate of Catholic Practice will be accepted as evidence of Catholic practice.
If you are a parishioner of St Michael’s Church or St David’s Church, Father Sidon will be available at The Presbytery, St Michael’s Church, to certify the Certificate of Catholic Practice on Wednesday, 22nd November 2023 at the following times:
For those of you who attend Mass at parishes outside Ashford and Stanwell, you will need to contact your Parish Priest directly to arrange to have the Certificate of Catholic Practice completed.
Father Sidon will require you to complete an Information Form beforehand. This is available in the pack from the school or from the Church. It should be returned to the presbytery at St Michael’s (with photo attached) by 19th November or at the above time.
If you worship at another parish, your Parish Priest should complete the Certificate of Catholic Practice
FIND OUT MORE...
Please read the letter below and the Admissions Policy for all the details of how to apply for St Michael's.
This website will give you a sense of what our wonderful school is like so please explore! Take a look at our curriculum pages and find our about the Catholic life of the school. Please watch this video which was out together to help previous Reception children settle in.
We also have a twitter account, which is continually updated. Please follow us:@StMichaels1953
Visit the Headteacher's Welcome page to here to learn more about our fantastic school.