Admissions

ENQUIRIES FOR CURRENT YEAR

For information about applying for a place at Christ Church School, please call the School Office on 020 7228 2812 or send an online request to admissions@christchurch.wandsworth.sch.uk

Nursery places starting Sept 2016:  There are still have a few full and part-time places available in our Nursery for the current academic year 2016-17.  If you wish to apply, please complete and return a Nursery Application form and if required a a Full-time Supplementary Form

Reception Class starting September 2016:  Enquiries about applying for children starting Reception Class in September 2016 must be made to the local authority in which you reside. More information can be found at http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/schoolsandadmissions

Older children:  Please check with the school to see if there are places available, then contact the local authority in which you reside or follow the link below to complete an online form.  

E-Admissions

Applications for the Academic Year starting September 2016:  Please complete an online request and we will send out more information before the published deadline dates

OPEN DAYS

The next open days will be during the Autumn Term 2016.  Please contact the School Office on 020 7228 2812 for information and to book a place.  Parents who are looking for a place urgently, should contact the School Office to make an appointment to visit the school

Information on the Criteria for Over-Subscription can be found on the Policies page of this website

NURSERY ADMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 2016-17

Parents wishing to apply for a Nursery place at Christ Church School will need to complete an application form available from the School Office or downloaded here

Wherever possible applications for entry during the academic year September 2016-August 2017 should be made by Friday 12 February 2016.  The School’s Admissions Criteria for Over-Subscription are applied to those seeking a place in the Nursery where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places. Families wishing to be considered under Criteria 3,5 or 6 (see below) should obtain evidence of their religious commitment from their parish priest or minister before admission to the Nursery, and again before admission into primary school.  A Religious reference form is available here.  Please pass it to your parish priest, minister or religious leader.

The maximum places available in the Nursery in any academic year is 26fte (full-time equivalent places).  Part-time children receive 15 hours learning per week and consists of 21/2 full days per week. Providing places are available, children may be admitted in the Nursery class in the term following their 3rd birthday (giving three possible points of entry to the Nursery in any one academic year). However, we ask parents to note that the main intake of children to the Nursery occurs during the Autumn term and most offers are made following the annual meeting of the Admissions Committee in March.

Full-time Nursery places: The School has 8 full-time funded places that are allocated for children identified with social or additional needs.  From 01 April 2015 all other requests for full-time places will incur a top up fee which is currently set at £50 per week.  Additionally, the allocation of full-time places is separate and follows the criteria for Over-subscription above.  If you wish to be considered for a full-time place, you must complete and return a Supplementary Form for Full-time Nursery Place giving reasons and providing any additional evidence

Parents requesting either a full-time or specific part-time place may be offered an alternative.

Parents of new pupils for the Nursery are invited to a short meeting in June or July to hear about arrangements for their child’s admission, arrange a home visit, view the Nursery and meet staff. Parents will also receive a Starter Pack of Information and an Individual Induction Programme for their child. In September, the School arranges a tea party for all known Nursery admissions to give parents an opportunity to meet each other and discuss any matters concerning their child’s admission with staff and other parents.

Wherever possible, Nursery staff make a home visit prior to children staring in the Autumn term, and where known, for those children who will be admitted later in the year. We regret that they are unable to make home visits for any admissions confirmed after this time. 

ADMISSIONS FOR RECEPTION CLASS

Applications for entry to Reception Class in September must be submitted to the local authority where you live by the previous January.   Applications can be made online between October and January by following the link found on the Wandsworth Admissions' website or by completing the application form for all schools in London for entrance into Reception class which can be found at the back of the Wandsworth booklet, Starting School in Wandsworth

Parents wishing to have their religious commitment taken into consideration against the School’s published Religious Criteria 3, 5, or 6.should submit a Religious Reference Form to the School Office.  Parents are responsible for ensuring either the form or electronic link has been passed to their Priest, Minister or Religious Leader for completion and return direct to the school by the closing date.

The school provides parents of current Nursery pupils who will be moving up to primary school in September with the Wandsworth booklet and common application form during the Autumn term prior to the January deadline. All applications must be made direct to Wandsworth or the local authority in which parents are living at the time of application. Admission to Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Primary School or give priority over any other applications for Reception Class.

The Admissions Committee at Christ Church School meet during February to allocate places for the Reception Class starting in September 2016 using the Wandsworth list of applicants for this school.  This list is ranked according to the School's Admissions Criteria for Over-Subscription and the list returned to Wandsworth.  Parents will be advised of this decision by letter from their local authority (not the school) and must confirm in writing to their locacl authority

  • whether or not they accept the place offered, or
  • whether or not they wish to be kept on a Waiting List for Christ Church School.

Further information about admissions can be found in the School's Admissions Policy.

During June or July, we invite parents of all known admissions for the Reception Class to a short meeting to hear about arrangements for induction, meet the teacher, visit the classroom, receive a Starter Pack of Information; and arrange a time for all new pupils to spend a brief period in class during the Summer Term before they start school in September.  See the School's Welcome & Induction Policy for more information about starting school

Admissions to KS1 & KS2

All admissions for older children either moving into the are or transferring from another primary schools are made via the local authority.  

The school provides parents with either an In-year application form or Transfer Application Form and a Religious Reference form as part of the application packs that are sent out.  The application form must be returned direct to Pupil Services and Religious reference form to the school. Parents can select up to four primary schools in order of preference. 

 Further information on applying for a place if you are new to the borough or want to change schools can be obtained from Wandsworth Admissions In-year Transfers

CRITERIA FOR OVERSUBSCRIPTION

As a Voluntary Aided Church of England school, Christ Church School has its own Admissions Criteria for the allocation of places.  Where there are more than 26fte applicants for Nursery and 30 applicants for Reception class, the following criteria for over-subscription will apply and must be read in conjunction with the relevant notes:

CRITERIA FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FULL-TIME NURSERY PLACES

The allocation of full-time places in the nursery is separate from admission.  The Nursery has 8fte funded places that are allocated according to the criteria set out in the Wandsworth Booklet, “Choosing Nursery Education in Wandsworth” when a full time place has been requested:

Children looked after, or those who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the need for a full-time place as part of the Child’s Plan at that school.

Children who are recommended for a full-time place by an Early Years’ Multi-Agency Panel (EYMAP).

Children with a single parent in full-time work or study.A letter from the employer or place of study giving details of the work or course enrolment is required.

Children in circumstances where the Headteacher considers a full-time place should be provided.

From April 2015, requests for full-time places for reasons other than those stated above may incur a top-up fee.  This is currently set at £50 per term.

Nursery applications will only be considered for a full-time place where a parent has completed the school’s Supplementary Application Form for a Full-time Place giving reasons and providing the additional supporting evidence requested.

APPEALS

Parents have a legal right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel against not being offered a place at a school to which they have applied. Christ Church School subscribes to the Wandsworth Appeals Service. If you want to appeal against not being offered a place at this school you should contact:
Wandsworth Education Appeals Service on (020) 8871 7554 or email: educationappeals@wandsworth.gov.uk. for further information and appeal forms. Parents have 14 days in which to appeal following receipt of the letter informing them that their child has not been offered a place at this school.