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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Admissions

Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. Mrs Nobes in the school office is happy to take any questions you may have and organise a tour of the school. Please contact her on 01242 513659.

Please CLICK HERE or the below link to go to our policies page and find our most recent Admissions Determined Policies and Admissions Guidance Booklet.  It has all been alphabetised so you should be able to find what you are looking for relatively easy. 

 

If however you need some assistance please do not hesitate in contacting the School Office as we are happy to point you in the right direction.

Foundation Stage places

 

In Gloucestershire children start school in the school year in which they turn 5.

 

The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great is a primary school and has pupils aged 4 to 11 in 7 year groups from Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

 

The majority of applications for Foundation Stage are made between October and January for intake in September. Information about the process and the County Council online application form will be available in the autumn on the County Council website. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Education Team directly on 01452 425407. You will also need to send copies of your child's birth certificate and baptism certificate (if applicable) which should be returned directly to the school at admin@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk.  This should be done before the closing date for applications.

 

Gloucestershire Local Authority is responsible for all the allocation of school places for children joining Reception.The Governors are responsible for ranking the applications according to the Admissions Policy of that year.

 

Key dates Admission to reception at Primary school/ Year 3
Junior School & lower to middle school places for September 2019.

 

Nov 2018 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place.
If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have
not received a letter by December 2018 please contact coordinated admissions
5th  Nov 2018   Online application facility OPENS
15th Jan 2019 CLOSING date for all applications
16th Apr 2019 Allocation Day
29th Apr 2019 CLOSING date to return reply form accepting the
School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s
From 15th May 2019 Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests
29th May 2019 CLOSING date for return of reply forms
June 2019-July 2019 Appeals

 

Applying for a school place during the school year (in-year applications)

 

Gloucestershire County Council In-Year Admissions Guidance Booklet

 

In Year Admissions In Year applications are those applications made during the academic year for a school place in Reception (FS) through to Year 6.   To apply for a place at The Catholic School of St. Gregory The Great Parent/Carer(s) should contact the school directly in the first instance. The child’s Parent/Carer(s) will need to complete an In Year Admissions Common Application Form and send it to the School Office.  The In Year Admissions Common Application Form  is available on the County Council website. Further advice can be sought from the In Year Team

 

Please read the documents on the County Council website  regarding applying for a place during the academic year and download and fill in an In Year Application form.  

 

In-Year-Application-WORD-2018/19
In-Year-Application-PDF-2018/19

 

If applying under one of the faith based criteria, a copy of the child's Birth Certificate, Certificate of Baptism or letter from a member of the clergy should also be submitted.  A proof of address are also required to support your application.  This can be read in more detail in the Admissions Policy of that year.

 

If the School is oversubscribed in a year group, where Parent/Carer(s) request it, the child’s name will be added to a waiting list for 2 months from the latest request to be on the In Year waiting list that will be kept in order of the oversubscription criteria. It is the Parent/Carer(s) responsibility to contact the school every 2 months. Each added child to the list will require the list to be ranked again in line with the above published oversubscription criteria.

 

Oversubscription Criteria

 

If more applications are received than places available, applications will be ranked in accordance with the following criteria, given in order of priority:

 

5.1 Baptised Catholic Looked after Children and previously
looked after children, for whom the school has seen a
copy of the Certificate of Baptism.
5.2     Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen
a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, living in the Parishes of
St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Cheltenham, St Benet, Kemerton or St Nicholas, Winchcombe.
5.3 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen
a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, who live outside the parishes of
St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Cheltenham, St Benet, Kemerton or St Nicholas, Winchcombe.
5.4 Looked After Children and previously looked after
children who do not fall into Category 5.1.
5.5 Children who will have a brother or sister at the
school at the time of their admission.
5.6 Children not in the above categories.

Admission Policy Criteria with information of allocated places for each category

 

2018

147 Applications were received.

 

5.1  Baptised Catholic Looked after Children and previously looked after children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism. (0)

5.2 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, living in the Parishes of St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham, St Benet, Kemerton or St Nicholas, Winchcombe. (41)

5.3 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, who live outside the parishes of St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham, St Benet, Kemerton or St Nicholas, Winchcombe. (26)

5.4  Looked After Children and previously looked after children who do not fall into Category 5.1. (0)

5.5  Children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of their admission. (8)

5.6  Children not in the above categories. (72)

 

Admission Policy Criteria with information of allocated places for each category

 

2017

151 Applications were received.

 

5.1 Baptised Catholic Looked after Children and previously looked after children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism. (0)

5.2 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, living in the Parishes of St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham. (26)

5.3 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy Certificate of Baptism, who live outside the parishes of St. Gregory The Great Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham.(26)

5.4 Looked After Children and previously looked after children who do not fall into Category 5.1. (1)

5.5 Children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of their admission. (3)

5.6 Children of other Christian faiths as listed in Churches Together (Appendix 1), for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism or a signed reference from their Minister. (4)

5.7 Other applicants not in the above categories. (0)

 

 

Please CLICK HERE or the below link to go to our policies page and find the different Parish Maps .  It has all been alphabetised so you should be able to find what you are looking for relatively easy. 

 

If however you need some assistance please do not hesitate in contacting the School Office as we are happy to point you in the right direction.

Appeals Information

DATE FOR ACTION

PROCEDURE

ACTION BY:

Monday 16th April 2018

LA offers a school place to all who have returned the CAF, where possible at one of their stated preferred schools.

LA

Monday 30th April 2018

Deadline for accepting the place offered or submission of requests for reconsideration of a place at the preferred school.

Parents/Guardians

After Tuesday 15th May 2018

Parents are notified of the outcome of their request for reconsideration.

LA

By Friday 25th May 2018

Appeal Application forms must be returned to Charlton Kings Infants' School. Forms received after this date may have to wait longer for a hearing.

Parents/Guardians

By Tuesday 29th May 2018

Reconsideration forms to be returned to the LA with acceptance of the offered place (it is wise to accept the offered place as this does not prevent you from appealing for other schools).

Parents/Guardians

From June to the middle of July 2018

Appeal hearings will be arranged by the school no earlier than 20 days after national notification day and within 40 school days of the date for submitting appeals and parents/guardians notified of their date 10 school days in advance.

Admissions Authority (ie. the school Board of Governors)

From 30th October 2017 to 22nd May 2018

If your appeal is a late application for the normal entry in September, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the 1st May if possible.

 

After 25th May 2018

Applications for appeal after this date will be heard within 40 school days.

 

June

Admission Appeals hearings will take place.

Independent Clerk

 

 

 

INFORMATION REGARDING IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

(that is, any application for a school place made after 30th October 2017)

FOR ACTION PROCEDURE ACTION BY
  From 30th October 2017 onwards  
1. Parents should contact the school of their choice to request a place. Parent/Guardian
2. The school will ask you to complete a Common Application Form for In-year admissions. This is sent to the LA for them to register your child on the county schools roll. Parent/Guardian
3. If the school does not have a place and you wish to appeal, the school will give you an application form and information about appeals. You return the form to the school.

School

Parent/Guardian

4. After the main September appeal hearings have taken place, your appeal will be arranged within 30 school days following receipt of the completed application form. School
5. Additional supporting evidence for your appeal must be received no later than 5 school days before the hearing. Papers received any later may not be considered by the Panel unless there is a good reason for the delay, such as a medical document. Parent/Guardian
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