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Oversubscription Criteria

Where the number of applications exceeds 124, the Governors will offer places using the following criteria in the order stated: 

Looked After Roman Catholic girls or Looked After girls in the care of Roman Catholic families and previously looked after Roman Catholic children who have been adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.

Baptised Roman Catholic girls.  Evidence of baptism will be required.  Applications in this category will then be placed within the following sub categories, based on the strength of evidence to the faith as demonstrated by the level of the family’s Mass attendance on Sundays, age at baptism and whether the applicant attends a feeder school. This evidence must be provided by the parents/carers and be endorsed by a priest at the church(es) where the family normally worship. 

Baptism

Sunday Mass Attendance

Primary School

Baptised

Weekly

Feeder School

Baptised

Weekly

Other School

Baptised

One or more times each month

Feeder School

Baptised

One or more times each month

Other School

Baptised

Less than monthly

Feeder School

Baptised

Less than monthly

Other School

Girls who are enrolled in the catechumenate or candidates.  Evidence of enrolment in the catechumenate or attendance at RCIC programme will be required .

Other Looked After Children and other previously looked after children who have been adopted.

Girls who are members of Eastern Orthodox Churches.  Evidence of Baptism will be required.

Girls of families who are members of other Christian denominations that are part of Churches Together in England.  Evidence of Baptism (or dedication) provided by a priest or minister of a designated place of worship will be required.

Girls of families who are members of other Christian denominations who are not affiliated to Churches Together in England.  Evidence of Baptism (or dedication) provided by a priest or minister of a designated place of worship will be required.

Girls who are members of other faiths. Evidence of membership of the faith provided by a priest, minister or religious leader of a designated place of worship will be required.

Any other girls.

The following order of priorities will be applied when applications within any of the above categories or sub-categories exceed the places available and it is necessary to decide between applications. 

(i)

The attendance of a sister or sisters at the school at the time of admission (natural sisters, step-sisters, adopted and foster sisters).  This does not include other relatives e.g. cousins.

(ii)

Exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be met most appropriately at this school.  Strong and relevant written evidence must be provided by an appropriate professional authority (eg qualified medical practitioner, social worker, Roman Catholic priest).

(iii)

Age of child at baptism.

(iv)

Distance from home to school.  Places will be offered to girls living nearest the school using a straight line measurement from the front door of the applicant home to the main gate of the school.  This will be measured by a Geographical Computerised Information System.  Evidence of residence may be required. Where the last remaining place is to be allocated and two or more girls are deemed to live at the same distance from the school, the place will be decided by the drawing of lots. See note (i) on page 4 of the policy.