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Admissions

Please see below for our admissions policies for September 2018 entry to Nursery and Reception.

Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) naming this school will be admitted to St Bernadette's.  Places for children with other special educational needs or disabilities will be allocated on the normal basis in accordance with our admissions policy and oversubscription criteria.

School admissions

All applications for September 2018 admission should be made online via Herts Direct - see link to the right of this page.  Admission to other year groups or to Reception outside the normal admissions procedure are known as In-year admissions.

In addition, parents/carers must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and submit this to the school together with the Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP), as required by the Diocese of Westminster, which. This certificate is required for applications for school entry in the academic year 2018-19 and replaces the Priest’s Reference Form. No other test of Catholicity can be used except the submission of a Baptismal Certificate or Certificate of Reception requested by the school.

The deadline for applications for entry to Reception 2018/19 has now closed.  See link to the right of this page dates of all  events in the admissions timetable.  

Appeals

Appeals resulting applications for admission in September 2018 will be heard according to the following timetable:

Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between

18 April 2018

4pm on 20 May 2018

19 June - 21 July 2018

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.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case seven working days in advance of the hearing.

Nursery admissions

We currently offer 15 funded hours of nursery provision per week and applications for entry to Nursery 2018/19 are now open - see link to the right of this page.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd March. You will receive a letter shortly after this period of time to notify you if your application was successful.

Note that prospective parents are required to complete and return to the school our Supplementary Information Form, which can be downloaded below.