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Admissions

St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley is a voluntary aided school in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. The school was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church and is in Trusteeship of the Diocese. The school is conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with canon law, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. It seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

The school offers a Catholic education. The Governors expect that parents applying for places for their children will accept and uphold the Catholic character and ethos of the School. The School was set up primarily to serve the Catholic community in the Crawley Deanery but also includes the deanery for East Grinstead, West Grinstead, Horsham, Horley and Billingshurt. The deanery primary schools located in this community which are the feeder schools for St Wilfrid’s Catholic School are:

Although Catholic children have priority of admission, the Governing Body also welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the School.

Having consulted with the Diocese, Local Authority, other admission authorities and other relevant groups, the Governors intend to admit into Year 7, in September 2017, up to 150 students without reference to ability or aptitude.

An Open Evening will be held on 5th October 2017 where interested families may look round the school and meet the Headteacher and staff. The School Prospectus and Supplementary Information Form for admission are available at the Open Evening or at any time from the school website.

A New Parents Evening is held on Monday 2nd July 2018 for all new students, their parents and families.  A Induction Day for Year 6 students will be held on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

Students are admitted to all other year groups only if places are available.

St Wilfrid’s Catholic School is part of the West Sussex County Council Admissions. The LA consider all ranked preferences equally against the admissions criteria for the named school.  They then offer a place at the highest ranked school for which the applicant meets the admission criteria.  Further information concerning West Sussex’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, including closing dates, can be obtained by telephoning the school admissions team on 033 301 42903 or by visiting their website here.

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Sarah Gildea at St Wilfrid’s on 01293 425185 with any queries or email admissions@stwilfrids.com.

Admissions Documents

Determined St Wilfrid's Crawley SIF
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Determined St Wilfrid's Crawley ADMISSIONS POLICY
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Prospectus 2017-18
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Supplementary Form 17-18
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2017 Admisison Policy
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Admission Arrang. 2016-17
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Prospectus Info 15 Insert
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Supplementary Form 2016-17
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Procedures for Admission

All parents applying for a place for their children at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School must complete and submit two forms:

  1. the West Sussex/Local Authority Admission Form should be completed online and submitted to the Local Authority, who are responsible for co-ordinating the allocation of all places at maintained schools in the area. It will also pass on any applications recorded on the form for places at school in other local authorities;

  2. the St Wilfrid’s Catholic School’s own Supplementary Information Form. This form is included with our Schools Prospectus or may be obtained by clicking here.

Please note that the Supplementary Information Form is in addition to the West Sussex Admission Form and must also be completed for every student applying.  The Supplementary Information Form should be returned to St Wilfrid’s Catholic School before the closing date for applications.

Oversubscription Criteria

Oversubscription Criteria:

 

At any time where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:  

  1. Catholic looked after children or previously looked after children.
  1. Catholic children with a brother or sister at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School at the time of admission.
  1. Catholic children currently attending one of the named deanery feeder schools and baptised Catholic children resident in the parishes of Horley and West Grinstead and Henfield.  The application must be supported with a certificate of Catholic baptism or reception into the Catholic Church.
  1. Other Catholic children.  The application must be supported with a certificate of Catholic baptism or reception into the Catholic Church.

  2.  Other looked after children or previously looked after children.
  1. Other children with a brother or sister at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School at the time of admission.
  1. Other children currently attending one of the named deanery feeder schools.
  1. Catechumens, Candidates for Reception into the Church and children who are members of an Orthodox Church.  If application is being made for a place at the school where the parent/carer is a Catechumen or Candidate for reception into the Church, evidence of their being a member of the Catechumenate of a Catholic Church or a Candidate for reception will be required. Proof of acceptance into the catechumenate, and evidence for a candidate, should be by letter from the appropriate priest.
    Applications for children from an Orthodox Church must be supported with a certificate of baptism and a letter confirming membership of the applicable Orthodox Church, signed by the appropriate priest.
  1. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.  The application must be supported by a letter confirming membership of the Christian denomination, signed by the minister of religion.
  1. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. The application must be supported by a letter confirming membership of that faith, signed by the faith leader.
  1. Any other children.

Final Tiebreaker:    

Priority will be given to children living closest to the school determined by the shortest distance (see note j.).

Please read full notes that accompany the information above by downloading the Admission Arrangements Policy here.

Numbers of parental preferences* for St Wilfrid’s and allocations within each category for September 2016:

CategoryPreferencesNumber Allocated
Baptised Catholic looked after children or previously looked after Catholic children 22
Baptised Catholic children who attend one of the Catholic Primary feeder schools within the Crawley Deanery*, and baptised Catholic children resident in the Parishes of Horley and West Grinstead (parishes where there are currently no local Catholic Primary schools). Evidence of Baptism will be required9992
Other Baptised Catholic children. Evidence of Baptism will be required3429
Other looked after children or previously looked after children 11
Other children who attend one of the Catholic Primary feeder Schools in the Crawley Deanery*.5413
Children who are members of Eastern Orthodox Churches. Evidence of Baptism will be required 00
Siblings of children on roll at the time of admission to the school 1710
Children who are members of other Christian denominations that are part of Churches Together in England. Evidence of Baptism (or dedication) provided by a priest or minister of a designated place of worship will be required281
Children who are members of other faiths. Evidence of membership of the faith provided by a priest, minister or religious leader of a designated place of worship will be required201
Any other children3404
TOTAL595150

* Parental preferences include 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. 

We received 248 Supplementary Information Forms (SIF)

Figures correct as of 01/11/2017