PROPOSED VARIANCE TO THE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY 2021/2022
The Board of Directors of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is seeking a variation to the School Admissions Policy for 2021/2022. During the Covid19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the oversubscription criteria for the schools include church attendance (at a specified frequency and period of time) parents and their children, who are seeking admission priority on the faith criteria, are unable to meet this criterion under the terms of our current admissions arrangements.
Therefore, a variation has been requested for the following to be added to the 2021 arrangements for Reception Pupils:
In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these (admission) arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
The request for variation will be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator on our behalf by the Diocese of Exeter.
If anyone has any questions, please contact the school office in the first instance.
If you are considering St Georges C of E Primary Academy for your child , whether this is for Reception or for any other year group, visits to the school are actively encouraged prior to an application being made.
All admissions to the school are handled by Plymouth Local Authority.
Children who are just about to start school, are accepted into school in September following their fourth birthday.
A Local Authority application form must be completed by parents prior to the January deadline date and parents will be informed of their allocated school in April. Prior to children joining in September, stay and play sessions are offered and parent teacher meetings will be held. These transition opportunities ensure that children and parents are prepared for school.
In Year admissions
If you are moving into the area, or considering a move to St Georges for your child, it is recommended that you contact the school and arrange an appointment to look around. Plymouth Local Authority handle all in year admissions and on line application can be completed at www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/education/schools/schooladmissions/schoolapplication/primaryadmissions