Holy Rood Catholic Primary School

School: Holy Rood Catholic Primary School
Type: Voluntary_Aided(Faith)
Address: Greenbank Road Watford Hertfordshire WD17 4FS
Telephone: 01923 481340
Email: admin@holyrood.herts.sch.uk
Age range: 3-11

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Admission rules for Holy Rood Catholic Primary School

This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school

1. Catholic looked after children in accordance with Chapter 7, Section 2 of the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 and Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.

2. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who have a sibling at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School at the time of admission.

3. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who are resident of the parishes of Holy Rood, Watford and St Helen’s North Watford. 

4. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who are resident of other parishes.

5. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice of a Holy Rood staff member who has been employed at the school for at least two years at the time of application

6. Other Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School at the time of admission.

7. Other Baptised Catholic children who are resident of the parishes of Holy Rood, Watford and St Helen’s North Watford.

8. Other Baptised Catholic children of a Holy Rood staff member who has been employed at the school for at least two years at the time of application.

9. Other Catholic children.

10. Other looked after children in accordance with Chapter 7, Section 2 of the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 and children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.

11. Other children of a Holy Rood staff member who has been employed at the school for at least two years at the time of application.

12. Children of Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.

13. Christians of other denominations, whose application is supported by a letter confirming membership of the faith community.

14. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by a letter confirming membership of the faith community.

15. Any other applicants.

 

Priorities will be applied within each criterion in the following order:

a) The Governors will give top priority within a criterion to a Catholic child in criteria 2 to 7 and a non-Catholic child in criteria 8 to 13 who has a special social, pastoral or medical need which can only be met at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School. The Governing Body will require compelling professional written evidence from the local church or health The family of Holy Rood School will try to live, learn, grow and celebrate together, as friends through the love of Christ. authorities and this evidence must be provided by the closing date for applications.

b) In criteria 9 to 15 priority will be given to siblings where the sibling is attending Holy Rood Catholic Primary School when the child starts school.

c) 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 straight line distance measurement provided by Hertfordshire County Council’s GIS system. HCC’s definitions are available online here. Where the final place is offered to two or more families that live equal distance to the school a lottery will take place in the presence of an independent witness to determine which applicant will be given priority. Home address is where the child resides for 50% of the week or more.

d) . Where the final place is offered to a child who has a twin/triplets etc. applying for a place in the same school year, these siblings will also be admitted.

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