School: Our Lady Catholic Primary School (Welwyn Garden City)
Address: Woodhall Lane Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 3TF
Telephone: 01707 324408
Age Range: 4-11
This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school.
1. Catholic looked after children and Catholic children who have been adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
2. Baptised Catholic children* who are resident in the Welwyn Garden City parishes of St Bonaventure or Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, whose parents / guardians are practising their faith as evidenced by a reference from their parish priest.
3. Baptised Catholic children* who are resident in the Welwyn Garden City parishes of St Bonaventure or Our Lady, Queen of Apostles.
4. Other baptised Catholic children* whose parents / guardians are practising their faith as evidenced by a reference from their parish priest.]
5. Other baptised Catholic children* who do not meet the above criteria.
6. Other looked after children and other children who have been adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
7. Catechumens (as evidenced by a supporting letter from their parish priest) or members of an Eastern Christian Church*
8. Christian children of other denominations whose parents / guardians wish them to have a Catholic education and whose application is supported by a baptism certificate or other evidence of baptism provided by their priest or minister of religion.
9. Children of other faiths whose parents / guardians wish them to have a Catholic education and who can provide evidence of regular practise of their faith from their religious leader.
10. Any other candidates.
*Baptism certificate will be required
Exceptional need: The governing body will give top priority, after the appropriate category of looked-after children, to an application where compelling evidence is provided at the time of application from an appropriate professional such as a doctor, priest or social worker, of an exceptional social, medical, pastoral or other need of the child which can only be met at this school.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would lead to oversubscription the following provisions will be applied.
Siblings: The attendance of a sibling who will be at the school at the time of admission will increase the priority of an application within each category. The governors’ interpretation of a ‘sibling’ includes a step- / half-brother or sister residing at the same address.
Same family (e.g. twins & multiple births): Applications will be given priority within each of the rules of this policy. Where only one place is available for more than one child within the same family, the governors will admit the additional applicant(s). This policy notes that the school does not have to take qualifying measures (in terms of infant class size limit) as the additional applicant(s) are ‘excepted’ (until end of KS1).
‘Tie break’: Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the sub-categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, the places up to the PAN will be offered to those living nearest to the school, applying the straight line distance measurement provided by the Hertfordshire County Council’s GIS system, as outlined in the ‘Moving On / Under 11s’’ publications.
Please complete a supplementary information form (SIF) for this school. SIFs are available from the school and at www.hertsdirect.org
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