Reception 2021
In-Year Admissions
Appeals
Reception 2021

Admissions to Reception Class 2021


OPEN EVENINGS

Unfortunately we will not be holding any Open Evenings at St. John's school due to advice given regarding social distancing measures.

We are working on producing helpful material for prospective parents to help familiarise them with our building, our community, our ethos and our standards. We will be adding this material to our website as soon as it is available, thank you for your patience.

If you would like to be notified when this material is available please email admin@st-johns.croydon.sch.uk with subject heading 'NOTIFY ME'.

You must submit your applications at www.eadmissions.org.uk by FRIDAY 15th JANUARY 2021.


USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Step-By-Step Application Process 2021

Admissions Policy 2021

Croydon Primary School Application 2021

Our Admissions Policy includes:

  • How applications are considered for every age group
  • How to apply for a place at St. John's school
  • Our arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • How places are offered if there are more applicants than places

ROUTES OF APPLICATION

  • Foundation Application:

A Foundation Application is based on your regular church attendance for at least two years. This must be attendance at a qualifying church (see our Admissions Policy). If you wish to apply for a Foundation place please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and ensure it is posted into our School Office marked for the attention of Mrs Bryars. If you do not have access to a printer you can arrange to collect a SIF from our School Office (please call in advance).

You will receive an email confirmation on receipt of your SIF - if we do not receive your SIF form your child can only be considered for an Open place (which does not consider church attendance).

  • Open Application:

This application route is based on your distance from the school. There is no official catchment area for St John's school, it simply depends on the number and demographic of applicants as to how far out we can make offers to.


PREVIOUS YEARS INFORMATION

To measure distances between schools and your home click here

Furthest straight line distance for St. John's 2018 intake - 1.18 miles

Furthest straight line distance for St. John's 2019 intake - 0.56 miles

Furthest straight line distance for St. John's 2020 intake - 0.12 miles

Further information about Admission Arrangements when applying for school places in Croydon can be found by contacting Croydon Council or visiting here.

In-Year Admissions

In-Year Admissions 

In order to apply for a place in the current year groups, an In-Year Common Application Form will need to be completed through the London Borough of Croydon. 

Please ensure you read our Admissions Policy 2021 fully before submitting your application.

The Admissions Policy includes:

  • How applications are considered for every age group
  • How to apply for a place at St. John's school
  • Our arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • How places are offered if there are more applicants than places

Applications MUST be completed via Croydon on an annual basis (each September) to ensure your child remains on our records.

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be completed when applying for a Foundation place (which is based on your regular church attendance for at least two years).  If St John's do not receive your SIF form, your child can only be considered for an Open place (which does not consider church attendance).

Download our In-Year Supplementary Information Form - to be completed and posted/brought into our School Office marked for the attention of Mrs Bryars. If you do not have access to a printer you can collect a SIF from our School Office.

In year applicants are only considered and matched against the admissions criteria once a place becomes available.

Further information about Admission Arrangements when applying for school places in Croydon can be found by contacting Croydon Council clicking here.

Croydon School Admissions Team - 020 8726 6400

Appeals

In Year Admissions Appeals

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications or immediate entry will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals can only be made once Governors have made a decision on a parent's application for a place for their child at the school.

Appeal forms are available from the office.


Reception 2020 Admissions Appeals

* IMPORTANT CHANGES TO APPEALS PROCESS DUE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS *

COVID-19 and School Admission Appeals

The DfE has published new legislation which will take account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on carrying out admission appeals in the usual way. This legislation will cover existing school appeals and is due to come into force on 24 April 2020 and remain in force until 31 January 2021.

The DfE have indicated that the new regulations will:

  • Continue to give parents the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place
  • Disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place in other forms, including by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
  • Amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force

The following table sets out the timelines within which appeals must be heard. Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications or immediate entry will be take place and be decided as soon as reasonably practicable. Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2020 will be heard according to the following timetable: 

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.