Admissions - The facts.
Despite these strange times we find ourselves in, I am delighted that you are considering joining us here at St. George's! It's a great school, full of great kids, and amazing staff - supported magnificently by tremendous families who are a huge part of the sucess of the school.
We're not showing perspective parents round this year, im sorry. Amongst other reasons are the unfairness on our current parents, who themselves have had restricted access this year - it would give very mixed messages! It seems wrong, it seems desperate. This page, will be of use to you, and please feel free to ring me at school to book a zoom appointment for me to answer any how your questions. At St. George's we do not have a formal open day at school - we never do. I abhor them to be honest. It's just an unrealistic show case. I want you to see the school, not a show the school puts on. This year, to replace the show arounds, we have a dedicated web page that will give you all the information you need, and contains a virtual tour of the school in action.... which is what we would do normally. Click here to be taken to that page.
Any parent considering applying for a place for their children at St. George’s is strongly urged to check out the website. I am aware that choosing a school for your child is important; spend as much time as you like viewing the website, and watching all the videos that are on here, and then, if you have any questions, ring school, and we will organise a zoom meeting for you to chat to a member of SLT!
Please note, that although we are lucky to have a Nursery on site, it is not part of the school, and attendance at the Nursery has no bearing on admission to the school, and is not part of the admission criteria or process, which is outlined below.
If parents are applying for a place in Reception, using Church Worship as the admission criteria, you should, in the first instance complete the Local Authority form as detailed below. You should then complete, and return to school, the school’s optional form (available from the booklet, and from this page) which enables parents to provide evidence on their Church attendance at St George's. In 2014 Church and School introduced a church attendance recording card. This card, available from The Vicar, is the parent's responsibility, and is the primary source of evidence confirming Church Attendance. For more details contact the Vicar on how to use the Card system. There are also changes to the church card for those people wanting church attendance to be considered as part of their application, as clearly you haven't been able to fulfil the requirements.
No parent will be disadvantaged due ot the closure of churches due to COVID-19
“ In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.
If you wish to apply for a place in reception because you have siblings in the school, or because you live close to the school simply complete the Local Authority form - available on line by clicking here.
If you are wanting to apply for a place in the school in any other class, or at any other time - simply ring the school for more details. If, following a phone conversation, you wish to make a formal application for a mid year school transfer, or to start in a different year, please complete the form below, and return to school. If the year group you require is full, and you wish to appeal please click here to be taken to the LA appeals website. The appeal forms that you need can be downloaded below, and are returnable directly to school
The Determined Admissions Policy is available below. Please note that following our recent expansion, the admission number is now 45.
I look forward to receiving your application; and thank you for your interest in St. George’s. Whichever school you choose for your child I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, and your child every success and happiness in the future.
In accordance with the LA Admissions Policy, reception pupils are admitted in the September prior to their fifth birthday.