Applications for admission to the Academy should be made via the common application online with your Local Authority or the Local Authority brochure, 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 from the Academy website or the Local Authority brochure. 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 under faith-based criteria.
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.Should the Academy be closed during the October half term holiday, any applications postmarked by the 31st October or before will be accepted. If you have any concerns regarding the closing date please contact the Clerk to Governors, at the Academy.
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 relevant admissions criteria. We will then pass this information to relevant Local Authorities.
Formal offers informing parents whether or not their child has been allocated a place will be sent out by the Local Authority on the 1 March. Parents of children not admitted will be informed of the reason and offered an alternative place by the Local 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.
Appeals will be held from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st May, so completed appeal forms must be returned by Friday 26th March 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: email@example.com.