BISHOP CHALLONER CATHOLIC COLLEGIATE SCHOOLADMISSIONS POLICY FOR ADMISSIONS IN SEPTEMBER 2011GIRLS SCHOOL
Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Schools were founded by the Church to provideeducation for Catholic students who will have priority in accordance with this policy.As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At aCatholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’sactivity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fullysupported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to givetheir full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.
The Tower Hamlets Co-ordinated Scheme
The Girls’ School is its own admission authority and its Governing Body decides onapplications for places in the school. In common with other maintained schools in theBorough, the school is obliged to participate in the Tower Hamlets Borough co-ordinated scheme for admissions. Applicants will need to complete Tower Hamlets’Common Application Form (CAF) and submit it to Tower Hamlets by
Tower Hamlets will make offers on behalf of the school.
The Supplementary Information Form
In addition to completing Tower Hamlets’ CAF, the school strongly encouragesparents to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Completionof the SIF allows the school to collect the necessary information needed for fullconsideration of applications by the Governing Body in the event that the school isoversubscribed and oversubscription criteria (see below) need to be applied. If anapplicant does not complete the SIF, the Governing Body will apply the school’soversubscription criteria using only the information submitted on his or her CommonApplication Form. This may result in the application being given a lower priorityagainst those criteria due to lack of available information. Supplementary InformationForms are available from the Clerk to the Admissions Committee at the school and firstname.lastname@example.org. The SIF must be completed ands returned tothe school by
October 2010Indicated Admission Number
The Governing Body intends to admit 150 students in Year 7 in the school year whichbegins 1
Where there are more applications for places than the total of 150 places available(after allowing for students with statements of special educational needs naming theschool), places will be offered according to the following order of priority:1.Catholic children who are in care (‘looked-after’ children)
2.Practising Catholics as evidenced by frequency of attendance at Mass asdemonstrated on the diocesan priest’s reference form3.Baptised Catholics4.Other looked after children5.Practising Christians as evidenced by a reference from the applicant’s vicar,priest or equivalent religious leader 6.Other Christians7.Practising members of other faiths as evidenced by their religious leader
‘Looked-after child’ means a child in the care of the Local Authority or provided withaccommodation by them e.g. children with foster parents (see section 22 of The Children’sAct 1989)