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Admissions

The admissions process is part of the Solihull local authority co-ordinated scheme.

 

The Admission Policy of the Governors of St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School is as follows:
The ethos of this school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.

 

Admission arrangements

The documents below explain how we will work with Solihull Council throughout the application process. They also show how places will be offered if there are more applications than places available. They are reviewed and published every year.

 
Please select one of the options below to view the Admissions criteria.

ADMISSIONS

St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School is delighted to welcome all applications.  Please would you refer to our criteria to acquaint yourself with the order of priority and paperwork we require.  We do hold Nursery & Reception Open Events when you can look around the school.   Please do contact us to make an appointment to visit us during the school day.  Please note admission to Nursery does not entitle you to automatic admission to Reception class.

 

The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should accompany any Local Authority Admission Form + Baptism Certificate. 

 

OPEN SESSIONS

Open Sessions are arranged at the start of a new academic year - dates are usually provided as a banner on top of the school website, in the Parish newsletter and also as part of the school newsletter.  

 

Open Sessions for entry to Nursery or Reception (2021-22) will be scheduled for the Autumn term 2020:

Date TBC October 2020 10-11am

Date TBC November 2020 2-3pm

If you were not able to attend either the morning or afternoon Open Sessions, please feel free to call the school to book an alternative date. We will do our best to accommodate you, but this may not always be possible.  

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for a Nursery place

If you would like to apply for a Nursery place starting in September 2020, you should now apply via the school office. It is no longer coordinated by Solihull Local Authority. Closing date Monday 2nd December 2019. You can make a late online application after the closing date. This may have an impact on a place being offered.

 

Applications for a place in Reception

If you would like to apply for a Reception place starting in September 2019 you should apply to your home council - closing date 15th January 2020. Contact School Admissions if you miss the closing date on 0121 704 6710.

 

In-year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a place to start at any time other than the normal point of intake, you can find a form on the Solihull Council website or phone them for a form.

 

Appeals

If you are not offered a place at this school you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Please note that there are no appeals for Nursery Admissions.

 

Appeals are heard by an independent panel. You must write to the Chair of Governors - Mrs Annie Fuller. 

Further guidance and advice regarding appeals can be found at

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/admission-appeals-for-school-places/advice-for-parents-and-guardians-on-school-admission-appeals 

 

Corona Virus Update

Appeals are currently subject to delay due to the Government's guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in schools closing and guidance to social distance and stay at home.

 

Parents continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place and an appeal will be scheduled. 

 

The DfE has recently made regulatory changes that the Government passed as legislation and came into effect on the 24th April 2020 and will stay in place until 31st January 2021 detailing how appeals will be heard during the current lockdown.  

 

Due to current restrictions all appeal hearings will be heard by video conferencing in order to minimize the number of people coming into contact with each other.

 

Further information can be found in the 'Information For Parents' leaflet attached below.

 

 

 

REVISED - SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEAL TIMETABLE 2020

As a result of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE have introduced new temporary arrangements in place to support the school appeal procedures.

The following revised arrangements will be in place from the

24th April 2020 to 31st January 2021

Appeals for normal round of Admissions

Date of allocation of places

Thursday 16th April 2020

 

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

Appeals will be heard by

 

Thurs 2nd or Fri 3rd July 2020

 

Appeals venue:

 

Whilst social distancing is in place - appeals will be heard via conference call

 

Notice of appeal hearing

 

At least 14 calendar days notice of the appeal hearing

 

Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

Friday 12th June 2020

 

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

5 school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal

 

Late applications for appeals will be heard by

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

 

Decision letters sent to appellant

(Clerk to the Panel responsibility)

Normally within 5 school days of appeal hearing

 

 

Appeals for in year admissions 

 

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support

the appeal (if appropriate)

28 calendar days from the date  of notification that the  application was unsuccessful

 

Appeals will be heard:

 

Within 30 days of deadline of appeals

 

Notice of appeal hearing:

 

At least 14 calendar days

 

Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal:

10 school days

 

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties:

No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence: 5 school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal

 

Late applications for appeals will be heard:

 

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 days of appeal being lodged

 

Decision letters sent to the appellant

(Clerk to the panel responsibility)

Normally within 5 school days of the appeal hearing

 

 

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