School: St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School
Address: Bedwell Crescent Stevenage Hertfordshire SG1 1NJ
Telephone: 01438 729555
Age range: 3-11
This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school. The school typically fills its places by Rule 5. No more info is available right now, so please don't bother using the Calculator!
RULE 1. A Catholic ‘child looked after’ and previously looked after.
RULE 2. Children, from a ‘practising Catholic’ ‘family’ who are baptised ‘Catholics’ and who have ‘siblings’ in our school at the time of admission.
RULE 3. Children, from a practising Catholic family, who are baptised Catholics, resident in St. Joseph’s or The Church of the Transfiguration Parish.
RULE 4. Children, from a practising Catholic family, who are baptised Catholics, resident in any other parishes and for whom St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School is their nearest Catholic Primary School.
RULE 5. Children, from a practising Catholic family, who are baptised Catholics and for whom St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School is not their nearest Catholic Primary School.
RULE 6. Other Baptised Catholic children.
RULE 7. Other ‘Children Looked After’ and previously looked after.
RULE 8. Children who are undergoing a Catholic Baptismal preparation course leading to Baptism before the child begins school, and this is verified in writing by a Catholic priest; and members of the ‘Eastern Christian Church’ as defined in Diocesan Guidance whose membership is confirmed in writing by their priest.
RULE 9. Practising Christians and this is verified in writing by their Minister.
RULE 10. Other Christian children.
RULE 11. Children of other faiths whose parents wish them to have a Catholic Education.
RULE 12. Any other children.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the criteria listed above would lead to oversubscription the following provisions in each criterion will be applied.
(a) Children who have a sibling already attending the school at the time of admission.
(b) Distance of the child’s home to the school as measured in line with Hertfordshire County Council guidelines
(c) Where one child of twins/triplets/siblings for the same academic year has been offered a place and the other(s) have not the additional sibling will be offered a place, even though this would mean the class size is over the admission number.
(d) Two families in the same block of flats or the distance given based on the HCC guidelines is the same and there is only one remaining place, then the offer of the place will be decided by random allocation. This will take place in the presence of an independent witness.
Governors will give top priority to pupils where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need which can only be met at this school. To demonstrate an ‘exceptional social, medical or pastoral need’ of the child which can only be met at this school, the Governing Body will require compelling written evidence from an appropriate professional, such as a social worker, doctor, police officer or priest.
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. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining of statements by the pupil’s home Local Education Authority. The Governors are obliged by law to admit any child with a Statement of Special Needs where this school is named in the statement.
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