Consultation on Admission Arrangements for St. Columba’s RC Primary School 2020 – 2021
Our Governing Body, in conjunction with the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, are currently reviewing the admissions policy for all Roman Catholic primary schools for admission into Reception class for September 2020. Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are then determined and published.
You can request a copy of the policy for consultation from the school office, along with a consultation response form.
The consultation period has now been extended to Monday 28th January 2019. We would ask that all consultation forms are returned to school no later than 4pm on this day.
The Governing Body will consider all comments received before they determine the final arrangements for 2020 – 2021.
The Governors propose to combine Category 1: Catholic looked after and previously looked after children with Category 4: Other looked after and previously looked after children as one single category from September 2020.
The over subscription criteria would therefore be:
OVER SUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA
Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.
First priority in each category will be given to children who will have an older sibling attending the school in September 2020.
1. Looked after and previously looked after children (see note 2)
2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish served by the school (see page 1) (see note 3)
3. Other Catholic children
4. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church (see notes 4&5)
5. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister or faith leader. (note 6)
6. Children of other faiths (see note 7)
7. Any other children
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Jordan or Mrs Wallace.