Admissions

Sacred Heart School Admissions

Sacred Heart School is a voluntary aided Catholic Primary school founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for Catholic children.

The land and the buildings are owned by Archdiocese of Westminster and the Governing Body is responsible for running the School in accordance with its Trust Deed and Education Law.  The school is funded partly by the Local Education Authority, partly by the Governing Body and partly by the Catholic Church.

Pupils follow the National Curriculum and the Local Education Authority provides support services. The Admissions Policy is determined and administered by the Governing Body in consultation with the Local Education Authority and the Archdiocese of Westminster.

As a Catholic School, Catholic spirituality is central to every aspect of school life. Applicants are expected to be comfortable with and to provide unreserved support for the Catholic character and ethos of the school.

Visits to the School are welcome and a tour can be arranged by contacting the school office on 020 8977 6591. Open days are arranged for the Autumn term – details available from the school office.

As stated the governing body is under a legal duty to run its school in accordance with its Trust Deed: Education Act 2006, s21(4). For information, a copy of our trust deed can be access through the link below

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster Trust Deed

 Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2017

The reception admission number is 30. When the school is oversubscribed, places will be offered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria contained in the Admissions Policy.

Information on Sacred Heart School can be found in the Richmond Borough  Primary School Admissions brochure available here or from the Richmond Borough website  via the following link www.richmond.gov.uk or in paper form from the school office.

Applicants must apply for a Primary School place through their own home council, so if you live within the Richmond Borough , you should apply online through Richmond’s website www.richmond.gov.uk or by going to www.eadmissions.org.uk. If you are unable to access the website, you can obtain a paper copy of the application form from Richmond School Admissions on 020 8891 7514. (The paper copy must be returned to Richmond Borough not the school)

To apply to Sacred Heart School, you must also complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). The completed SIF and the supporting documents must be returned to the School – see Timeline for Applications. Please ensure that you have left enough time to obtain any supporting documentation so that you can meet the application deadline.

The Admissions Policy, SIF and Certificate of Catholic Practice Form for 2017 are available to download below

SH Admissions Policy 2017

SH Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 2017

Certificate of Catholic Practice 2017

Timeline for Applications – September 2017 – please see link to the LBRuT Admissions webpage for more information.

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/primary_school_admissions.htm

Parents have the right to appeal if their application is not successful. Paperwork for an appeal can be obtained from the school office. The school follows the Appeals Timetable and Guidance published on the LBRuT website under the School Admissions section. This information can be found using the link below. 

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/admission_appeals.htm#important_dates 

Other Admissions – In-Year Admissions

Class sizes are limited to 30 but vacancies do arise. Applicants may contact the school office (020 8977 6591) or the In-year Admissions Team at LBRuT (020 8891 7535 or 020 8891 7587) for further information.

Admissions Data

Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2016

There were 140 applicants for 30 places. These were ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the School’s oversubscription criteria and returned to LBRuT, which is responsible for sending out offers. The School was notified of the offers accepted by the end of June. Of those applicants falling within the last oversubscription criteria, 4 were successful.

Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2015

There were 143 applicants for 30 places. These were ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the School’s oversubscription criteria and returned to LBRuT, which is responsible for sending out offers. The School was notified of the offers accepted by the end of June. Of those applicants falling within the last oversubscription criteria, 3 were successful.

Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2014

There were 135 applicants for 30 places. These were ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the School’s oversubscription criteria and returned to LBRuT, which is responsible for sending out offers. The School was notified of the offers accepted at the end of May. All applicants wanting a place were successful in this academic round.

Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2013

There were 132 applicants for 30 places. These were ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the School’s oversubscription criteria and returned to LBRuT, which is responsible for sending out offers. The School was notified of the offers accepted at the end of May. Of those applicants falling within the last oversubscription category, 6 were successful.