Notes (these notes form part of the oversubscription criteria)
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
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.