CONSULTATION ON CHANGES TO ADMISSION CRITERIA
Every year schools and academies are required to review their admission arrangements. The aim is to ensure that the arrangements continue to be appropriate, and that they comply with all the relevant requirements, particularly the national code of guidance and the policy of the Archdiocese. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is consulting on proposed changes to the admissions policy for all schools within our Trust to take effect for school admissions for September 2022. That is the proposed changes will affect new applications for entry into any of our schools from 1 September 2022 onwards. In this case the consultation period will run from 27 November 2020 to 8 January 2021.
You can find further information about the proposed changes at the following link https://www.kcsp.org.uk/admissions-consultation-for-202223/ or by asking for a copy of the information at the school office.
The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit up to 30 pupils (School Admission Number) in the Academic Year beginning September 2020.
Baptised children from Catholic and other Christian/Church denominations, with proof of this, will be ranked first according to the admissions criteria.
Admissions Clarification (Covid-19)
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Admission Arrangements 2021-2022
Parents and carers applying for places in Year R to Year 6 in the academic year 2021-2022 are asked to note the following statement in relation to the Mass Attendance oversubscription criterion set out in the school’s admission arrangements:
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted while churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent or carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
Chair of the KCSP Board
Due to the current pandemic the school is in the process of planning a virtual tour of the inside of the school and limitied, socially distanced external tours of the school grounds to include a question and answer session with the Academy Principal. Detail to be published as soon as possible to allow pre booking.