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Admissions

All parents are advised to read the various guides published by Cambridgeshire County Council which provide parents with all the information they need to know about the admissions process and about Cambridgeshire maintained schools.

Copies of the guides, and information about how to apply for a school place are available from the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/

A summary of key points for parents who are making an application for their child to go into Recption year of primary school in September 2021

External Link Icon Youtube clip from Cambridgeshire Count Council Parents’ School Preference Adviser

Supporting documents

 

For children to whom any of the first four criteria apply, applications must be supported by a baptism certificate. All applications must be supported by the following documents:

  • Supplementary Information Form– The school has a Supplementary Information Form which parents will need to complete in order to make an application to this school.
  • baptism certificate

File icon: docx Supplementary Information Form (2022-2023).docx [docx 104KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Supplementary Information Form (2022-2023).pdf [pdf 465KB] Click to download

Admissions Criteria

  1. Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2&3)
  2. Baptised Catholic Children, (at the time of application), with siblings in attendance at the time of admission.
  3. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in the parishes of OLEM, St Philip Howard, and, St John Fisher and Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston (see notes 3&10)
  4. Other Baptised Catholic children. (see note 3)
  5. Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  6. Catechuments and members of an Eastern Christian Church. (see notes 4&5)
  7. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion. (see note 6)
  8. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. (see note 7)
  9. Any other children.

Please read our Admission Policies below for more details.

File icon: pdf St Alban's Admissions Policy 2021-2022 [pdf 469KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Alban's Admissions Policy 2022-2023 [pdf 470KB] Click to download

Reserve List

The LA Admissions’ Team holds the reserve list.

Children with Special Education Needs

Any child with a Statement of Special Education Need that names St. Alban’s as the appropriate school placement will be admitted to the school. This is a legal requirement. Applications from parents with children who have special educational needs, but who do not have a statement that names the school, will be considered along with all other applications, using the school’s admission criteria.

Appeals’ Process

Any child who is refused a place at the school has a right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. The panel is made up of three people who are independent of the governing body and the local authority. They will take into consideration all the circumstances of the case put before them and any decision they make is binding on the governing body and the parents concerned.

Any parent wishing to appeal should put their case in writing to the Chair of Governors, who will ask for an independent panel to be convened.

Please go to Cambridgeshire Council Council Admission Appeal site for more details.

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/admission-appeals

 

Notes (these notes form part of the criteria)

‘looked after child’ 
has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Children Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents).

‘Catholic’ 
means a member of a Church in communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church.

‘Sibling’ 
means a child living in the same home.