Applications for admission to the Academy should be made on the common application form enclosed with the Local Authority’s brochure, or online, between 1st September 2020 and 31st October 2020.*
Parents wishing to be considered under faith-based criteria need to complete and return the St Wilfrid’s Supplementary Form which is available in the Local Authority brochure or from the Academy website. It is essential that this is done by parents/carers who wish an application under this category to be considered. Failure to complete both application forms will result in your application not being considered.
PLEASE NOTE - In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship, the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
As the Academy is closed during the half term holidays, any applications postmarked by the 31st October 2020 or before will be accepted. If you have any concerns regarding the closing date please contact the Clerk to Governors, at the Academy.
St Wilfrid’s will process all of the completed application forms and determine the successful applications based on our acceptance criteria. We will then pass on the names of those selected back to the Local Authorities.
Letters informing parents of whether or not their child has been allocated a place will be sent out by the Local Authority by 1st March 2021. Parents of children not admitted will be informed of the reason and offered an alternative place by the Authority.
Where the Governors are unable to offer a place at the Academy because it is oversubscribed, parents/guardians have the right to appeal against the decision to an independent panel. You can request an appeal form from the Clerk to the Governors by phoning 01254 604176, stating clearly the child’s name, address and telephone number. Alternatively, a form may also be collected from the Academy during school hours.
Completed appeal forms must be returned by Tuesday 6th April 2021. Parents will then be invited to submit their case at an appeal hearing which will be held in due course. Parents/guardians will normally receive 10 days’ notice of the place and time of the hearing. The outcome of individual appeals will not be determined until all the appeals have been heard, after which the Clerk to the Appeal Panel will notify the parents/guardians in writing. Please see the downloads below for more information on admissions.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, we will be happy help you. Please contact us on 01254 60400 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.