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‘where the love of God is always present’

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Admissions

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 232 pupils. We currently have spaces for 28 children at our Nursery.

 

Our Nursery school day runs as follows:

8.30am - 3.30pm 

At the start of the day the Nursery gate will open at 8:30am and close at 8:40am

At the end of the day the Nursery gate will open at 3:15pm and close at 3:30pm

 

For parents who wish to send their child in for mornings only (15 free hours), the day is 8.30am - 11.30am.  The gate will open at 8:30am and close at 8:40am and children will be collected at 11:30am prompt

           

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

 

NURSERY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023

children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. 

The closing date for your child's Nursery school application is 6th March 2023

 

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 2023. Applications are welcome from families whose child reaches his/her 4th birthday between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019.

 

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 2023

children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019. 

The closing date for your child's primary school application is 15th January 2023

 

 

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 15th May 2022.  

 

Parents have 20 school days form the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to lodge a written appeal and 10 school days notice will be given of the appeal hearing. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the submissions of the appeal (30 school days in the case of late or in-hear applications).

 

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

 

We will ensure that decision letters are sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.

 

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

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