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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Cardinal Pole Catholic School


To Join Year 7 in September 2019

Offers of places for admission to Year 7 for September 2019 will be made by the local authority on 1 March 2019.

Have you been offered a place?

Once you have been offered a place with us the first step is to accept this offer through your Local Authority. Towards the end of March we will send you a letter with further information, including the date your child will be invited to meet with our SLT members. These meetings will take place during May.  Our  New Intake Event takes place on: Thursday 16th May 2019.

Our Year 6 Transition Day event is on Thursday 4th July 2019. This is a very important event which enables students to meet their new teachers and peers, get to know the layout of the school and learn more about their secondary education at Cardinal Pole Catholic School. All students must attend this induction event.

If you have any queries please contact our Admissions Officer on 0208 985 5150 ext 2101

We look forward to welcoming your child.

If you still wish to apply to join us in September 2019 please contact admissions on the above telephone number to discuss your application.


If your child has been refused a place at the school, you have the right to appeal against the decision under the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act. The deadline for submitting an appeal is 29th March 2019 and the hearing will be within 40 school days of that date.

The Appeals Form can be found below.

Link to form

Link to Information about Free School Meals and how to apply

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a co-educational school, which seeks applications from children who are able to benefit from, and contribute to, the religious atmosphere of the school.

Students will be admitted at age 11 regardless of ability or aptitude. Whenever there are more applicants than places, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out in the admissions policy.

As a Catholic school we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our students. Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is therefore essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all the families in the school. All applicants and candidates are expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The Governing Body has sole responsibility for applications to the school and intends to admit the Published Admission Number of 180 students to year 7 in September 2017.

A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and the Diocesan Certificate of Catholic Practice, should be completed and returned to the school together with a copy of the Baptismal certificate (only practising Catholic applicants need to complete the Priest Reference Form). A Common Application Form (CAF) must be sent to your Local Authority.

If you do not complete and return these forms by the closing date the Governing Body may be unable to consider your application fully and it is unlikely that your child will be offered a place at the School. Applications received after the closing date will be dealt with after the initial allocation process has been completed.

Please note: Applicants must provide the School with the originals of the Childs birth and baptismal certificates. If neither one nor both of these certificates exist applicants should indicate in writing the reasons for this being the case.  They must agree to support the ethos of the school and the expectations of full engagement ad support.

For more guidance / advice on secondary admission processes or mid term applications please refer to Hackney Learning Trust and on our website.