Admissions

Places in our school are offered according to the following order of priority.  Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to Catholic children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. A map and/or description of the parish boundary is contained within the Admission Criteria (see below) or available at the school and parish or by email and post on request (holytrinityprimaryschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk).

If there is over-subscription within any category, the Governors will give priority to children living closest to the school determined by shortest distance.  The measurement between home and school will be determined by the straight line measurement from the designated point of the home address to the designated point of the school using a computerised software system.  (See Note 4).

1.         Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who are looked after or previously looked after (see Note 3 below).

2.         Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living within the Parish of The Most Holy Trinity, Bilston (see definition of Parish boundaries at the end of this document) who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) in the school at the time of admission.

3.         Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living within the Parish of The Most Holy Trinity, Bilston (see definition of Parish boundaries at the end of this document).

4.         Other Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending Holy Trinity catholic Primary School at the time of admission.

5.         Other Baptised Catholic children (see note 2 below).

6.         Non-Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after (see Note 3 below).

7.         Non-Catholic children who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below), in Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School at the time of admission

8.         Non-Catholic children.

 

Note 1
Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school must be admitted as all governing bodies are required by section 324 of the Education Act 1996. This is not an oversubscription criterion. This will reduce the number of places available to applicants.

Note 2
In all categories, for a child to be considered as a Catholic, evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required. For a definition of a Baptised Catholic see the Appendix. Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church should contact their Parish Priest.

Parents making an application for a Catholic child must also complete the supplementary information form for Catholic Voluntary Aided Schools supplied in the application pack (in the case of admission to Reception at the normal time of admission) issued by Wolverhampton City Council (SIF). It is also available on the school website. If you do not provide the information required in the Supplementary Information Form and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, this is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place at this school.

Note 3
A “looked after child” has the same meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, and means any child who is (a) in the care of the local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by them in the exercise of their social services functions (e.g. children with foster parents) at the time of making the application to the school.  A “previously looked after child” is a child who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order.

Note 4

For all applicants the definition of a brother or sister is:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • A half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
  • A step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or where they are unrelated but their parents are living as partners.
  • Adopted or fostered children

The children must be living permanently in the same household

Note 5
The measurement between home and school will be determined by the straight-line measurement from the designated point of the home address to the designated point of the school using a computerised system.

The offer of a place in Nursery is not an offer for a place in Reception or any other of the classes of main school. Parents must apply, following the coordinated admissions arrangements of the Local Education Authority, in the year before their child is five.

There is an Open Evening in the Autumn term when Governing Body members and Leadership team, will be delighted to tell you about the school and what it can offer to the children. This evening is open to all and is hosted by the Head Teacher.

Prospective parents may contact the Head Teacher at any time to arrange a visit to our school during the day.

During the Spring Term the Governing Body will allocate 30 places to pupils using the Admissions Criteria. Parents will be notified of their allocation by the Local Authority. Following this, during the next two terms, both parents and children will have an opportunity to make visits to their new class. These arrangements are coordinated for pupils attending Nurseries other than our own.

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