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St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School

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ADMISSIONS

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to Catholic children in accordance with the applicable oversubscription criteria. The school is conducted by its governing board as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and articles of association, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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 be fully supported by all families in the school. We therefore hope that all parents will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. This does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for and be admitted to a place at the school in accordance with the admission arrangements.

The governing board is the admissions authority and has responsibility for admissions to this school. The local authority undertakes the co-ordination of admission arrangements during the normal admission round.

In-Year Applications (from September 2019)

On occasions, places become available during the academic year. These can be in any year group for any number of reasons, including families moving out of the area. Our current vacancies are as follows:

Reception FULL
Year 1 FULL
Year 2 FULL
Year 3 FULL
Year 4 FULL
Year 5 FULL
Year 6 1 place

Last updated 4th October 2019.

For the latest update on available school places please email admin@st-catherine.herts.sch.uk or call the school office on 01923 676022.

To apply for a place you must complete an online application through Hertfordshire's Admissions Team by following this link, and complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below, which must be delivered to the school office along with the required documentation.

Applications for classes that are full will be placed on the 'Continuing Interest List'. When a place becomes available, the Admissions Committee meets to rank applications according to the admissions policy below. Places are then offered out to the applicant ranked the highest. Please note: the applications are reset annually at the end of June; you must re-apply from 1st July if you wish to stay on the continuing interest list for the following academic year.

Applications for entry September 2020

Reception 60 places Normal admissions round closes 15th January 2020
Year 3 4 places Applications should be made using the in-year process from 1st July 2020

Applications for entry September 2021

Reception 60 places Normal admissions round closes 15th January 2021
Year 3 4 places Applications should be made using the in-year process from 1st July 2021

The Governing Board is consulting on the proposed admissions arrangements for 2021/22; please see the documents below.

Open Days

Every year we hold several open days whereby prospective parents are given a tour of the school, an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the application process. Please see the events calendar for future open days, or email admin@st-catherine.herts.sch.uk or call the school office on 01923 676022.

Parish Boundaries

Please follow this link for an interactive map showing the boundaries of parishes referenced in our admissions policy.

Appeals

Parents who may wish to appeal against their child's allocated primary school place should follow this link to the Hertfordshire School Appeals page.