Reception 2022
In-Year Admissions
Appeals
Reception 2022

Admissions to Reception Class 2022

Your child will be due to start primary school in September 2022 if they were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.

You may begin your application from September 2021 and must ensure everything is submitted to www.eadmissions.org.uk by FRIDAY 14th JANUARY 2022. 

Click here to view a video explaining how to apply through Croydon eAdmissions.


OPEN EVENINGS

We are hoping to hold Open Evenings in October or November 2021 but are awaiting Government advice regarding this.

We have produced a number of videos which we hope will allow you to get a flavour of our school and its ethos.


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 online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) - this will be available from September 2021.

You will receive an email confirmation on receipt of your SIF, if you do not receive an email confirmation please get in touch on 020 8654 2260 (ext2) and we will investigate. If we do not receive a SIF 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.


2022 USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Step-By-Step Application Process 2022

Admissions Policy 2022

Applying under Medical Grounds Form

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

PREVIOUS YEARS INFORMATION

To measure distances between schools and your home click here

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

Furthest straight line distance for St. John's 2021 intake - 0.33 miles

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

Admissions Policy 2021


 

In-Year Admissions

In-Year Admissions 

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

Please ensure you read our Admissions Policy 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 2021/2022 - 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 call in advance and arrange to 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.

 

 

Reception 2021 Admissions Appeals

Important changes to appeals process due Covid-19

Appeals Timetable 2021

COVID-19 and School Admission Appeals

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, we have made changes to the way admission authorities (school governing bodies, local authorities and academy trusts depending on the type of school) carry out admission appeals this year.

On 24 April 2020 we introduced new regulations (the 2020 regulations) temporarily amending the 2012 Appeals Regulations to give admission authorities, local authorities and admission appeal panels more flexibility when dealing with appeals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These regulations were due to expire on 31 January 2021, however as the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are likely to be in place longer than was first envisaged, we have introduced new regulations (the 2021 regulations) so the temporary arrangements now apply until 30 September 2021.

The accompanying guidance on changes to the admission appeals regulations is non-statutory and is aimed at supporting all of those who have a duty to act in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

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 Admissions Appeals Timetable below.

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.