School: St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
Address: Croxley View Watford Hertfordshire WD18 6BW
Telephone: 01923 226987
Age Range: 3-11
This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school.
1. Catholic Children Looked After and Catholic children who have been adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following being looked after.
2. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
3. Baptised Catholic children with a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
4. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who live in the parishes of Holy Rood, Watford and St. Bede’s, Croxley Green.
5. Baptised Catholic children who live in the parishes of Holy Rood, Watford and St. Bede's, Croxley Green.
6. Other baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice.
7. Other baptised Catholic children.
8. Other Children Looked After and other children who have been adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following being looked after.
9. Children of catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.
10. Christians of other denominations, whose application is supported by their minister.
11. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by their religious leader.
12. Any other applicants.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the above criteria would lead to oversubscription the following provisions will be applied:
a) In each of criteria (8) to (12) above, priority will be given to children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission. After sibling priority has been exercised, priority will be given, in each of criteria (4) to (12), to the children of, and resident with, a permanent member of the teaching staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission is made, or to the children of a new appointee to a post at the school, where there is a demonstrable skills shortage for the post in question.
b) In the event of two or more children meeting the same criteria, and provisions described within these supporting notes, priority will be given to the child who lives the shortest distance from the school. A ‘straight line’ distance measurement is used in all home to school distance measurements for community and VC schools in Hertfordshire. Distances are measured using a computerised mapping system to two decimal places. The measurement is taken from the AddressBase Premium address point of your child’s house to the address point of the school. AddressBase Premium data is a nationally recognised method of identifying the location of schools and individual residences.
c) For those criteria which refer to baptised Catholic children, the child should be baptised by the closing date for applications.
d) Within each criterion, if the rank ordering process results in the splitting of siblings in the same year, then the remaining siblings will be offered places at the school as 'excepted pupils'. In the event that the siblings are not a result of a multiple birth the applications will be assessed in terms of any exceptional social/pastoral need.
e) No automatic priority can be given to applicants who have children in the nursery. A completely fresh and full application, as detailed above, must be made.
The school’s legal obligation to admit a pupil with a Statement of Special Educational that names the school is dealt with by a completely separate procedure.
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