Admissions

Junior School Admissions Policy

Ss Alban & Stephen Junior school was founded to provide education for children of Catholic families. 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 that 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 Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 60 pupils in the school year. Our Nursery, Infant and Junior schools work very closely together and share the same ethos; however entry to one does not guarantee entry to the other school. This is by separate application.

Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic children in accordance with the over subscription criteria listed below.

Junior School Applications 2020/21 – procedures and timetable

The process for Applications for admission into Year 3 in September 2020 opens on 4 November 3019 and closed on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

To make an application please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

In additional to making an application online,  you must complete the schools Supplementary Information Form.

Late applications will be considered only after the initial allocation of places.

Supplementary Information Form

In Year Admission for the school year 2019/20

Please contact us for In Year Admission for the school year 2019/20. You will need to complete our own Application Form- (Supplementary Information Form or SIF) and Priest’s Form (if applicable). These forms are downloadable (see below) and should be returned to the school.

Supplementary Information Form –  In Year

For more information please visit the Hertfordshire County Council Admissions Page.

Infant School Admissions 2020/21

Families with a child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 must apply for a Reception place for September 2020 between 4 November 2019 and 15 January 2020. Infants Admissions Policy

Apply online through the Herts Online system for Reception applications. Applications open on Monday 4 November and close on Wednesday 15 January.
See:  www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-junior-and-middle-schools/primary-junior-and-middle-school-places.aspx
In addition to the Hertfordshire submission, applicants must also:

  • complete our Supplementary Information Form
  • provide current proof of address
  • provide evidence of baptism (if applicable)
  • provide a signed Certificate of Catholic Practice (if applicable). Further information and appointment dates below.

Nursery 2020

Families with a child born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 can apply for a Nursery place for September 2020. Applications open on Monday 4 November and close on Wednesday 15 January.

Foundation Stage Tours

In the meantime, we invite you to join us on one of our Foundation Stage tours where you will have the chance to view the school, visit the Nursery and Reception classes and ask any questions you may have.

Mondays at 14.15 pm: 14 October, 4 November, 18 November and 9 December
Tuesdays at 9.30 am: 22 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December and 7 January
P
lease telephone us on 01727 854643 to book your appointment.

Certificate of Catholic Practice – A Message from the Church

We are blessed in this Parish with very good schools and it is encouraging that so many of you want a Catholic education for your children. It is great to meet you, the parents, when you come to get the Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP) signed and to see that you are a committed and practising family. It is very easy, and indeed a joy, to sign for many of you that we know from meeting at Mass and at other Church functions.

A very real problem that we the priests here face is that we do not recognise some parents that come to have CCPs signed. This may be due to the fact that we have missed meeting some of you. To overcome this, we would like to encourage you to make yourselves known to us at Church. It is very difficult for us the priests, and we think unfair, to be asked to sign a form that states that a family is a practising family, when we do not know them. To all you mothers and fathers that make such a great effort to support and bring your children to Church on a regular basis we say thank you and assure you of our continued support and admiration for your commitment.

Priests will be available at the Parish Centre to sign CCPs on:

Monday 18 November, Wednesday 20 November and Wednesday 4 December – from 4.30-6.00 pm

  • Please bring your child with you when asking the Priest to sign your form.
  • If you do not attend this church, please approach your usual parish to complete your CCP.
  • Please note that these are the only appointments for form signing.
  • Do not approach the presbytery at other times – priests are often unavailable and the office is unable to accept forms in their absence

Infant & Nursery Admissions for 2019-20

Nursery
Families with a child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 can apply for a Nursery place for September 2019. Please contact the school to enquire about availability of places on 01727 854643.
Applicants must:

  • complete our Application Form (also available from the school office)
  • complete our  Options Form (also available from the school office)
  • provide current proof of address
  • provide evidence of baptism (if applicable)
  • obtain a signed Certificate of Catholic Practice (if applicable). Please contact the Presbytery for further information.

Ss Alban & Stephen Nursery Admissions Policy 2019          Nursery FAQs

Reception
For children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, applications for a Reception place for September 2019 have now closed.
Please see www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions for further information.