ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL will be made by the Governing Body.
All preferences listed on the “Local Authority Preference Form” will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of ADMISSIONS CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admissions than the school has places available.
Baptised Catholic children from the following Catholic Partner Primary Schools, Cheadle Catholic, Our Lady’s, St Ambrose, St Peter’s, St Simon’s.
Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
Baptised Catholic children from other Catholic Primary Schools.
Baptised Catholic children from non Catholic Primary Schools.
Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
Non Catholic children from Catholic Partner Primary Schools
Non Catholic children whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education
In Stockport LA, Voluntary Aided Schools under criterion 1 list designated parishes and Catholic schools within them rather than Catholic Partner Primary Schools. As this is the case then criterion 3 can be further broken down into:
Baptised Catholic children living in the designated parishes but attending Catholic schools outside those parishes.
Baptised Catholic children from parishes other than the designated parishes who attend a Catholic primary school of a designated parish.
Baptised Catholic children from parishes other than the designated parishes and who attend Catholic schools other than those of the designated parishes.
Where applications are received from children in public care those who are baptised Catholics will be given priority over all other Catholic based criteria and those who are non Catholics priority over children falling into other admissions criteria (an alternate version can read “children in public care will be admitted to the school in advance of the outlined order of criteria”).
The Governing Body reserve the right to admit children with proven and exceptional medical and social needs where admission to the school might best help satisfy those exceptional needs, providing that such application is submitted with appropriate evidence or reports from a doctor or social worker. If the school is named in a statement of special educational needs the Governing Body has a duty to admit the child to the school.
All applicants will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for admissions.
All Catholic applicants will be required to produce baptismal certificates.
If category (1) is oversubscribed, children who satisfy (1) and (2) will have priority over children who satisfy only (1). Subsequently if in this or any category there are more applications than places available, priority will be given on the basis of distance from home to school, those living nearer to the school having priority.
Siblings are defined as brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer's partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address. The sibling must be in attendance at the school at the time the younger child starts.
The governors may make additional admissions for highly exceptional social reasons or where a child has a certified medical condition, which makes it essential that he/she should go to one school rather than another. If a parent wishes to claim exception on medical or social grounds, the reason must be stated on the preference form and supported by written evidence from a recognised specialist at the time of the application. In either case, governors may request further expert advice or information. Difficulties with child-care arrangements will not, of themselves, be sufficient grounds for an exception for social reasons. It is expected that admissions for medical or social reasons will be extremely rare.