School Admissions Policy

 

Admissions Policy for 2017-2018 academic year

The governing body consulted on the 2017-2018 admission policy with its proposed changes and received no comments. It approved the final determined policy on February 25th 2016.

Summary of changes:

The admission criteria have been simplified and the priority of children who live outside of our designated area, but with a sibling already in the school criterion, has been raised.

If you consider that the policy is not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code 2014 or the law relating to admissions, you can object to the schools adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator. The adjudicators address is: OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. The deadline for sending objections was 15th May 2016.

 

Admissions Policy for 2018 - 2019 academic year

The governing body consulted on the 2018-2019 admission policy with its proposed changes and received no comments. It approved the final determined policy on January 5th 2017.

Summary of changes:

1. We have adopted the Oxford Diocesan Model Admissions Policy wording.

2. St. Christopher’s currently hold admissions places for children transferring at Year Three. This is primarily to support the parents of St. Peter’s Infant School Alvescot wanting places at the end of year 2. St. Peter’s are currently consulting on becoming a full primary from September 2017 and if they are successful, it is possible that parents may choose not to move their children at the end of year 2 in September 2018. However, during this potential transition period, the Governors of St. Christopher’s want to continue to provide parents, particularly with those who have older siblings already at St. Christopher’s, with the choice. In light of this:

  • We have increased our published admissions number in Reception from 18 to 22.
  • We have retained an admission at Year Three, but decreased the published admissions number from 6 to 3.

If you consider that the policy is not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code 2014 or the law relating to admissions, you can object to the schools adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator. The adjudicators address is: OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE.

 

 

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Admissions Policy for 2019-2020 academic year

The governing body consulted on the 2019-2020 admission policy with its proposed changes and received no comments. During the consultation period however, the Schools’ Adjudicator did issue recommendations to all schools and these have been incorporated into the final version.  The governing body approved the final determined policy on January 11th 2018.

Summary of changes:



  1. St. Christopher’s have historically held admissions places for children transferring at Year Three. This was primarily to support the parents of St. Peter’s Infant School Alvescot wanting places at the end of Year 2.  St. Peter’s has now converted into a full primary, so the Year Three point of admission has been removed.
  2. Following the Schools’ Adjudicators recommendation, the wording and method of calculating the distance from home to school, for ranking purposes, has been changed so that it is the same as the Local Authorities admissions wording and methodology.

If you consider that the policy is not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code 2014 or the law relating to admissions, you can object to the schools’ adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator. The adjudicators address is: OSA, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE.