The governing body of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2022-23 school year. The proposed changes from the current arrangements, are that In-year applications will be sent to the school, rather than to Swindon Borough Council (as the school will not be part of the Council In-Year Coordinated Scheme) and a new In-Year application has therefore been added to the arrangements.
You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 7th January 2021. Final arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2021 and will appear on the school website by 15 March 2021.
Comments should be sent to Mrs Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Queen’s Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AR.
Admissions Proposed 2022-2023 Policy
Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy serves the catchment area parishes of Holy Cross Swindon, St Peter’s West Swindon, St Joseph’s Wroughton and Sacred Heart Royal Wootton Bassett.
Pupils are normally admitted in the September of the school year after their fourth birthday. Parents have the right to defer their child’s admission to school to the start of any subsequent term which occurs after the child has passed his or her fifth birthday.
It is expected that the families of all applicants who are not Roman Catholics, or committed members of another Christian denomination, will understand the benefits of a Christian education and will support the Catholic Ethos of the school.
Order of Priority
In the event of oversubscription (i.e. more applications than available places) applications will be ranked, in accordance with the order of priority listed below:
1. Looked After Children or previously Looked After Children who are Baptised Catholic.
2. Baptised Catholic children living in the catchment area parishes.
3. Baptised Catholic children living outside the catchment area parishes
In Categories 1-3 and 6, a Baptismal certificate must be available for inspection.
4. Looked After Children in Care or previously Looked After Children
5. Children who are Catechumens and children who are a member of an Eastern Christian Church.
6. Any other children
Priority within each category will be given, in order to:
a. Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
b. Children selected by Random Allocation i.e. drawing of lots supervised by someone independent of the school.