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a)      “looked after children” has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Children’s Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents). Applications made under this criterion must be accompanied by details of circumstance and professionally supported evidence (e.g. from an appropriate social worker). Please note that children in private fostering arrangements are not considered looked after children. 

b)      “Roman Catholics” include members of the Ordinariate and the Latin and Oriental Rite Churches that are in union with the Bishop of Rome. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Roman Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into full communion within the Roman Catholic Church. 

c)      Where a child regularly attends Mass at more than one church it is important that this is confirmed by the priests at each parish in order that the application can be placed in the correct category or sub-category. Where a child has been baptised as a result of Catechumen initiation and has followed a RCIC course, the Governors will consider Baptism to be on or before the first birthday, provided Sunday Mass attendance has been for at least three years. 

d)      “Catechumen” means a member of the Catechumenate of the Roman Catholic Church. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of reception into the Order of Catechumens. 

e)      “Candidate” means one who is beginning the process of conversion to the Roman Catholic faith as evidenced by attendance at an RCIC programme.

f)        If Catholic parents have lived in a parish for fewer than two months at the time of application, they may seek support from the parish priest of their previous parish or from a priest who knows the family well. 

In the event that a parish priest has been in post for fewer than two months before the time of signing, the Governors will accept a signature from the previous parish priest, or from a parish worker, such as a Eucharistic Minister, who knows the applicant well.  In the later case, the parish priest should countersign

g)      Feeder Schools are :

Corpus Christi, Brixton

English Martyrs, Tower Hamlets

English Martyrs, Walworth

Holy Family, Tower Hamlets

Our Lady of Victories, Kensington

Sacred Heart, Battersea

St. Anne’s, Tower Hamlets

St. Anne’s, Vauxhall

St. Anthony’s, Dulwich

St. Elizabeth’s, Tower Hamlets

St. Francesca Cabrini, Forest Hill

St. Francis, Peckham

St. George’s Cathedral School

St. Helen’s Brixton

St. James the Great, Peckham Rye

St. John’s, Surrey Docks

St. John the Evangelist, Islington

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Borough

St. Joseph’s Junior School, Camberwell

St. Joseph’s Primary School, George Row

St. Joseph’s Primary School, Gomm Road

St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macklin Street

St. Mary’s, Battersea

St. Mary’s Clapham

St. Mary and St. Michael’s, Tower Hamlets

St. Mary Magdalen’s, Brockley

St. Peter & St. Paul, Islington

St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster

St William of York, Forest Hill

Westminster Cathedral, Pimlico

h)      Schools not designated as “Feeder Schools” will be considered as “Other Schools”.

i)     The child’s home address refers to the permanent home address at which the child lives for the majority of her time and excludes any business, relatives or childminder’s address which are not the normal place of residence.  If there is a genuine equal share custody arrangement between the two parents, the address that will be used as the home address is the one of the parent who is claiming child benefit for the child.