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).
OPEN MORNINGS - NOVEMBER 2021
We will be holding two Open Mornings for parents and carers wishing to apply for their child to join Reception in September 2022.
Wednesday, 10th November, 9.30am
Thursday, 11th November, 9.30am
Mr Lane, the headteacher, will lead a presentation about the school and you will have a chance to look around for yourself. Bookings are not required for these sessions.
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 on the following days to certify the Certificate of Catholic Practice:
Tuesday, 16th November, 2.15pm to 3.00pm at St Michael’s School
Tuesday, 16th November, 6.45pm-7.30pm at The Presbytery, St Michael’s Church
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.
FIND OUT MORE...
The videos we have made recently will give you a sense of what our wonderful school is like so please take a look on our Youtube channel and especially this video which was out together to help our current Reception children settle in.
We also have a twitter account, which is continually updated. Please follow us:@StMichaels1953
Please also explore this website and visit the Headteacher's Welcome page to here to learn more about our fantastic school.