School: Pope Paul Catholic Primary School
Address: Baker Street Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 2ES
Telephone: 01707 659755
Age Range: 4-11
This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school.
RULE 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.
RULE 2. Baptised children from practising Catholic families, where the applications show evidence of practice of the Catholic faith. This is based on the information provided in the Priest’s Reference Form and Baptism Certificate.
RULE 3. Other baptised Catholic children.
RULE 4. 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.
RULE 5. Christian children of other denominations whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education and whose application is supported by a Minister of religion. In accordance with diocesan guidance, Eastern Christian applicants have priority over other non-Catholic applicants.
RULE 6. Children of other faiths whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education and whose application is supported by a religious leader.
RULE 7. Any other children.
Top priority within each criterion will be given to an application where compelling evidence is provided at the time of application of any exceptional circumstances of the child which can be most appropriately met at the school (written evidence required for social, medical or pastoral needs)
Then within each criterion priority will be given to:
a) Siblings- brother or sister attending Pope Paul School at the time of admission (includes step brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters)
b) Those living nearest the school (straight line distance)
c) Twins and multiple birth. Where the final place is offered to a child who has other siblings (e.g. one of twins) applying for a place in the same school year, these siblings will also be admitted. In practice, this will mean that priority will be given over distance.
d) Lottery. In the event that two or more candidates are eligible under the last rule for the remaining place and live the same distance from school, the place will be allocated by drawing the name from a lottery.
In addition to our online or paper form, please complete a supplementary information form (SIF) for this school. SIFs are available from the school and at www.hertsdirect.org
The admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. In accordance with procedures, the governors will admit a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs if the statement specifically names the school.
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