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St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School ‘Serve the Lord with Joy’

Admissions

We will be holding open mornings for prospective parents on Thursday 4th (FULL), Friday 5th (FULL), Thursday 18th November 2021 (FULL) and Thursday 6th January 2022, starting at 9.45am. Spaces will be limited in line with our Covid19 risk assessment and therefore we ask that all attendees register by telephoning the School Office on 0118 9693893. Thank you

If you have any admissions queries, you can telephone us on 0118 969 3893 or e-mail us at: admissions@st-dominicsavio.wokingham.sch.uk

THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

 

Deciding on the right school for your child is the most important decision for a parent and we hope that you find the information you require on this website.

 

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you will need to apply for a Primary Reception place, commencing in September 2022. We admit up to 60 children into Reception each September.

 

In order to apply for a place at our school, you must register with your home local authority. Our school is part of Wokingham Borough Council.  As we are a Catholic School, you may wish to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) which is available in the admissions forms section below (if applicable). This would ensure your child is placed in the appropriate faith category.

 

The SIF is handed in directly to our school office - it is separate to the online form.

 

All applications are welcome. Our children come from a variety of faiths and backgrounds and we cover a wide geographical area. Places will be allocated at this school as in previous years i.e. applications will be considered by the governing board according to our published admissions policy. Baptised Catholic children are given first preference. Baptised Catholics must complete the SIF to be placed in the top categories according to our admissions policy.

 

If you do not complete the supplementary information form, together with all supporting documentation, by the closing date of Saturday 15 January 2022, your child will not be placed in the appropriate faith criteria and this is likely to affect your child's chance of being offered a place.

 

The online application process opens on Saturday 13th November 2021. The national deadline for primary school applications is Saturday 15 January 2022. You can still make changes to your decisions up to this deadline.

 

National Offer Day is Tuesday 19 April 2022.

 

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.   Wokingham Borough Council’s School Admissions will manage in year applications in accordance with the agreed co-ordinated admissions scheme. Parents moving into the area and wishing to apply for a place at St Dominic Savio’s Catholic Primary School will need to complete the Wokingham in year form. Parents wishing to transfer from a Wokingham Primary School should complete the Primary School Transfer Application Form, obtainable from the Headteacher of the child’s current school or Wokingham Borough Council. All applicants that wish to complete a SIF should obtain a form from the school website or school office.

 

All applications will be passed to the governors of St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School and will be considered by the governing body in accordance with the governors’ admissions arrangements. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the Admission Arrangements 2021-22, will be applied.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

 

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

 

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

 

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact school admissions, admissions@st-dominic-savio.wokingham.sch.uk. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Admissions Team:  schooladmissions@wokingham.gov.uk 

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