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St Swithun Wells'Catholic Primary School

‘where the love of God is always present’

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the school office is not available at this time, for any queries and all Admissions you can contact the office by phone 01895 808194 (Admissions Option 4) or email admissions@ssw.school (forms must be scanned and emailed) or admin@ssw.school for general enquiries . Please keep the school up to date with any change in contact telephone numbers and email addresses, we will be communicating with you this way.
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Admissions

Due to the current restrictions facing schools, we are unable to organise visits to our school for prospective parents. Instead, we have recorded audio presentations of information usually shared at the open events. We have also included a Virtual Tour of our school. Please click on the links to access the information and take a look inside our school via the video.

We also have other videos on our Gallery page which will give you further insight into our school and what we are about!

To access the audio on the PowerPoint presentations you will need to use a laptop or a PC. When opening the presentations, please view via slide show, click from beginning and the audio will automatically play. (Click on the icon on each page if not)

St Swithun Wells' Virtual Tour

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St Swithun Wells is a Primary School with a full time Nursery and our current whole school roll is 223 pupils. We currently have spaces for 26 children at our Nursery, however a capacity for 30 children which we are aiming for in 2021-2022.

 

Our Nursery school day runs as follows:

8.30am - 3.30pm (with a soft start from 8.30am-8.45am and soft finish from 3.15pm-3.30pm)

For parents who wish to send their child in for mornings only (15 free hours), the day is 8.30am - 11.40am.

Our Nursery offers the eligible 30 free hours. For parents who may not be eligible, additional hours are offered at £5.50 per hour. 

 

Reception 

The Published Admission Number for the reception class at St Swithun Wells’ is 30. The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 30 children in the school year which begins in September 2021. Applications are welcome from families whose child reaches his/her 4th birthday between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.

 

Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Westminster. Applications will be ranked using the criteria listed below. In this policy applicant refers to the person making an application on behalf of a child; candidate refers to the child on whose behalf the application is being made.

 

RECEPTION PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 - children born between

1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. 

The closing date for your child's primary school application is Wednesday 15th January 2021.  

 

 

OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA

Where there are more applications than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority: -

 

  1. Catholic ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ Catholic children who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship orders. 
  2. Baptised Catholic Children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
  3. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who are resident in the Parish of St Gregory the Great, South Ruislip.
  4. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who are resident in the Parishes of St Thomas More, Eastcote, St Gabriel’s, South Harrow or St Bernards’ Northolt.  Parishes in this category are given equal opportunity.
  5. Other Baptised Catholic children who are resident in any other parish.
  6. Other ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ Catholic children who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders.
  7. Children of Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.
  8. Christians of other denominations whose application is supported either by a certificate of baptism or by a letter from their minister/religious leader confirming membership of the faith community.
  9. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by a letter from their Minister/ Religious Leader confirming membership of the faith community.
  10. Any other children.

 

Applications under criteria 2, 3 and 4, should be accompanied by a Certificate of Catholic Practice  (CCP).  These certificates are available from the priest at the parish where the family normally worships and on the Diocesan website at- www.rcdow.org.uk/schools/parents/admissions

 

Further information about applying to our school are included below.

 

 

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APPEALS

If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at our school, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel.

The deadline for submitting Reception appeals documentation is Friday 15th May 2020.  

In-Year Appeals can be submitted once in any academic year.

For further information please contact the school on Telephone: 01895 808194 or email:admissions@ssw.school

 

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