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 & Junior schools work very closely together and share the same ethos; however entry to one does not guarantee entry to the other schools. 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 application 2019/20 procedures and timetable
Applications for admission into school in September 2019 opened on 5th November and will close on 15th January 2019
A standard LA application form must be completed and returned to County by 15th January 2019 In addition, applicants are requested to note that they should complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in full and provide proof of address. (Home address refers to the address at which the child resides for 50% or more of the school week). If applicants wish to be considered as practising Catholics, they should also complete the Diocesan form. Both the SIF and the Diocesan form are available from the school office and the school website and once completed should be returned to the school by the deadline. If you do not complete both the LA application and the Supplementary Information Form and return them by the closing date, the governing body may be unable to consider your application fully and it is very unlikely that your child will get a place at the school. Parents will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 16th April 2019 by the county. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over subscription criteria listed below and advised of their right to appeal to an independent appeal committee.
For the last five years this school has been able to admit Catholic children from the parish (Criteria 3). It was not possible to admit applicants who did not fulfil Criteria 1, 2 or 3.
Late applications will be considered only after the initial allocation of places.
For more information about admissions see Herts Direct.
Admission Arrangements for 2019/20
Supplementary Information Form 2019/20
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.