Admissions 2021 / 2022 – Reception
Admissions – Reception 2021
Applying for a place at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School & Nursery in Reception 2021
At Sacred Heart School, we aim to create a happy and safe learning environment for all of our children, where they can feel safe and valued. Our staff and governors are committed to providing the best possible education for our children, working in partnership with parents and parish. Every child is encouraged to develop to his or her full potential.
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 and you would like to apply for a place in Reception at Sacred Heart School for September 2021, please apply to your Local Authority and complete our school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Please submit the school’s SIF directly to our school office, along with any supporting documents.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and current guidance, we are unable to offer tours of our school, individually, or as a group. On our website, you will find a copy of our school brochure, which will give you an insight to our school and Reception classes, our Supplementary Information Form (SIF), and our Admissions Policy for 2021-2022.
|Important Dates||2nd November 2020||online system opens to apply for a school place in Reception, September 2021|
|15th January 2021||deadline to apply for a school place|
|16th April 2021||National allocation day If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Admissions 2020 / 2021 – In Year
Applying for a school place
If you would like to apply for a school place at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, please complete the Hertfordshire Admissions Form and the School’s Supplementary Form.
Applications can be made online at Herts County Council Admissions or by calling the Admissions Team on 0300 123 4044
For more information, please contact Herts County Council Admissions or call the school office on 01923 901179
For Nursery Admissions please Click on the Nursery page. All the relevant doucmentation is on this page.
In Year Admissions 2019 / 2020 – Years 1 – 6
Admission Appeals Timetable
Admissions to the Reception Class:
At the beginning of the Autumn term, parents of eligible children will receive information from County. The County form must be completed online. The school’s Supplementary Information Form and the Certificate of Catholic Practice should be completed and handed in to Sacred Heart School at this time.
In January each year, all applications received for the school year starting in the following September will be considered by the Governors. Places in the Reception class will be allocated in accordance with the criteria. If the class is oversubscribed a continuing interest list will be kept. Offers of places will be sent out early in the Spring term and parents must accept the place within 14 days. Our admissions’ process runs alongside the County process and offers for all primary schools are sent out at the same time. Places declined at this stage will be offered in the order determined by the admissions criteria. Parents have the right of appeal if their request for a place for their child is refused.
It is school policy to admit pupils in September of the school year in which their fifth birthday occurs.
Admissions to Other Year Groups (In-Year Admissions):
For In-Year admissions please apply online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions. You will also need to complete the school’s SIF form (Supplementary Information Form) and return it to the school office to ensure your application is considered under the correct criteria in our oversubscription criteria. If a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. If a place cannot be offered at this time then you may ask us for the reasons and you will be informed of your right of appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a continuing interest list. This list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the list at the end of each academic year and applicants will need to re-apply at the end of the academic year to the Local Authority should they wish to continue to be considered for the next academic year. When a place becomes available, the Governing Body will decide which applicant meets the oversubscription criteria best and an offer will be made on our behalf by the Local Authority.
The current admission number for Reception is 45. Children are taught in classes of no more than 30, grouped by age.
In the event of the Governors refusing admission to Sacred Heart School, parents can exercise their right of appeal by writing to the Chairman of Governors. The appeal will be heard by an independent appeals board. The applicant will be able to present his/her case and can be accompanied by a friend or relative.