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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Admissions

Open Morning Tours

Reception 2022 entry

We know that choosing the right school for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions you will make as a parent so we are pleased to announce a series of open mornings for parents who are considering our wonderful school for their child’s first steps on their learning journey. 

If you are considering applying for a Reception place at St Peter's for your child in September 2022, then you are very warmly invited to book a place on one of our Open Morning Tours and come and experience what makes our school special. 

Being mindful of social distancing, we have changed from our traditional Open Morning event to a series of tours for smaller groups, led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Each tour will last for approximately 45 minutes and will give you a chance to see our popular and successful school.

Groups are limited to 6 adults. We ask that you reserve a place for each adult in your party. We are not able to accommodate buggies in school, so recommend that on this occasion, young children do not join us. 

Tours are running on various dates in October and November and there are two tour times to choose from (9.15am and 10.30am). You can reserve your place on one of our tours by following this link.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the school office on 01372 274913 or office@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk who will be happy to help you. You can also find more information about the admissions process on our school website. 

We look forward to meeting you soon.

How to apply for a place at St Peter's

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you can apply for a school place for September 2022 from 1 November 2021. The closing date for on-time applications is 14 January 2022. The link for the online the Surrey County Council School application process is here and all parents wishing to apply for a place at St. Peter’s should complete this, as well as the SIF (please read the highlighted information below carefully).

The governing bodies of Catholic schools are responsible for deciding the order of priority for admissions to their schools. To enable the governing body to do this, parents are also asked to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it directly to the school office by the closing date for applications. This form allows the Governors to put all applicants in order of priority for admission in line with the published admission policy.

Please note that while completion of the SIF is not mandatory, if a completed SIF is not received, the Governing Body will only be able to consider the application based on information provided to Surrey County Council in the online application. Unless you are applying under oversubscription criterion 8, 9, 10, or 11, if a completed SIF is not received, this could result in being allocated a lower priority ranking. 

You can download the SIF at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you download the correct version for your child's year of entry.

Maps of our Parish boundaries which form our catchment area may be found within the Admissions Policy. 

For information purposes, the supplementary information form is available in Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. These are available from your church or the school office. However, the form itself needs to be filled out in English.

Published Admission Number (PAN)
The PAN for all year groups is 60.

In-Year Admissions from 1 November 2021 until 31 August 2022

What are In-Year Admissions?

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

How Parents can apply for a school place

If you want to apply for an In-Year admission to St Peter's Catholic Primary School, you need to complete:

  1. A School Managed Application form for In-Year admission to a school (SMA)

  • The SMA Application Form can be found here.
  • You MUST return the SMA Application Form to the school, addressed to: Mrs Alison Cardy, Admissions Officer, St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Leatherhead KT22 7JN or by email to: office@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk
  • Guidance notes to help you complete the SMA Application Form are available here.
  1. The School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

  • The SIF is available at the bottom of this page. Please make sure you use the form for 2021-22
  • You MUST return the Supplementary Information Form to the school addressed to: Mrs Alison Cardy, Admissions Officer, St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Leatherhead KT22 7JN or by email to: office@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk 

Who processes your application?

The governing body is the admissions' authority for St Peter's Catholic Primary School and has responsibility for admissions to the school, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. St Peter's Catholic Primary School will consider whether it has any vacancies and if so, assess whether it is able to offer a place. The school will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application.

When will parents be notified of the outcome of their application?

Upon receipt of an In Year application, the school will aim to notify parents of the outcome of the application in writing within 10 school days. However, it might take up to 15 school days. You must respond to any offer of a place within two weeks.

The right to appeal

If you are refused a place at any school you applied for, you have the right to make an appeal to an independent appeal panel. Where an application is refused, the school will set out the reason for refusal.

For applications for In Year Admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. If parents wish to appeal, they must set out the grounds for appeal in writing.

Other Information

Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements should be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.

If your child is not offered a place, you can add their name to a waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked according to each school’s admission criteria. Your child’s position on a waiting list may go down as well as up, for example, if other children with greater priority according to the school’s admission criteria are added to the list.

Note: a hard copy of this online page is available on request for parents who don’t have internet access

Appeals

In line with DfE guidance, immediate entry appeals should be heard within 30 school days of being lodged and September entry appeals should be heard according to the published timetable. These timescales are being met the majority of the time, but your appeal may be heard slightly outside this deadline due to the current restrictions. As a result of Covid-19, appeals are being heard using audio conference calls or on paper.

Other deadlines may vary as this is being looked at on a case by case basis. Details will be sent to you with information regarding when and how your appeal will be heard.

Should you require a free paper copy of any of the policies/forms listed below, please contact the school office staff; they will be happy to help you.

Admissions in 2021-22

Please click here to view our Admissions Policy for 2021-22

Please click here to view our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for 2021-22

Admissions in 2022-23

Please click here to view our Admissions Policy for 2022-23

Please click here to view our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for 2022-23