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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Admissions

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.