Admission

Admission criteria.

If your child was born between 1 Sep 2012 and 31 Aug 2013 you can apply for a reception 2017 place at our school from 12th Sep 2016.  Closing date for applications is midnight on 15 Jan 2017.  Any applications received after this date will be treated as a “late” application.

To apply please go online at the Peterborough City Council website and follow the relevant links.  If you have any queries please either ring Admissions on 01733 864007 or the school office on 01733 237543.  Visits to school are welcomed at any time, please ring to make an appointment.
You may download the Admissions Booklet on the Peterborough City Council website to view our admissions arrangements
Offer day is 17 Apr 17, after which date our waiting list will be established 1 May 17 is the closing date for parents to refuse or accept a place at our school.  If no reply is received the offer will be withdrawn.
From the week commencing 8 May, the second round of allocations will take place for all late applications received by 5 May.  Further offers will be made subject to places being available.
Should your child already be of school age and attending another Peterborough school you will need to request an In Year Transfer Form from your child’s current school. Once completed this must be forwarded to Admissions and your child will be placed on our relevant year group waiting list.  Offers are made by Admissions every 10 days approximately. You will be contacted by Admissions or by our school should your child be offered an In Year place at St John’s.
If your child is transferring from a school outside of Peterborough, please contact Admissions on 01733 864007 for advice
Arrangements for selecting pupils:
Applications received by school will be ranked according the the following criteria:
The governing body will give priority to children with a statement of special educational needs or an education health and care plan which names the school.  This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.
In the event of the school being over subscribed the following order of priority will apply:
  1.  Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they  were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
  2. Children from families who are worshipping members of Christ Church in Orton Goldhay.
  3. Children from families who are worshipping members of other christian churches.
  4. Brothers and sisters of those attending St John’s at the time of admission.
  5. Children from within the school’s designated catchment area.
  6. Any other child.
Oversubcription:
In accordance with the Education Act 2006 and the requirements of the school admissions code of practice, the governors of St John’s Church of England Primary School consulted on the admission arrangements for September 2017.
The governors will admit up to 60 pupils in each year group.
The governing body will give priority to children with a statement of special educational needs or an education health and care plan which names the school.  This will be in addition to any specific arrangements to specialist provision.
In the event of the school being over subscribed the following order of priority will apply:
  1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
  2. Children from families who are worshipping members of Christ Church in Orton Goldhay.
  3. Children from families who are worshipping members of other christian churches.
  4. Brothers and sisters of those attending St John’s at the time of admission.
  5. Children from within the school’s designated catchment area.
  6. Any other child.
In the event of over-subscription in any category, distance from the school will be used to determine places with the closest gaining higher priority. Distance is measured from the centre of the child’s home address to the school using the National Ordnance Survey set points via the local authority’s computerised measuring system.
      Waiting list
  • If the school has more applications than places available parents may elect to place their child’s name on a waiting list.
  • Pupils will be placed on the waiting list in strict order according to the over-subscription criteria on the admissions policy. If a place becomes available at the school, places will be allocated according to these criteria.
  • The waiting list will be held from the allocation of places date, for at least one term in the year of admission.
  • Parents must contact the school and request that their child’s name is placed on the waiting list. This can be done by telephone or email.
  • Parents must contact the school within seven days of the allocation of school places.  Parents must contact the school again at the beginning of September if they wish their  child to remain on the waiting list – within ten school days. Any places which become  available at the beginning of September will be allocated after ten school days.
       Notes:
  • Admission under categories 2 and 3 will require a letter from the relevant church minister.
  • ‘Brothers and sisters’ include:
             Full or half brothers or sisters living together in the same household.
             Adopted brothers and sisters living together in the same household.
            Stepbrothers and sisters where the parents are married and living together in the             same household.
  •   A full list of catchment areas is available on the Peterborough City Council website
Admission arrangements:
If you have not been offered a place at our school but have been placed on our waiting list, please contact St John’s (VA) Primary School on 01733 237543 should you wish to appeal.

For independent advice about appeals and admissions please contact