Admission criteria

To ensure a comprehensive intake, applicants will take NFER tests and will be assigned to one of three ability bands (25% Band One, 50% Band Two and 25% Band Three).

Foundation Places (60% in each ability band) are for children of regular worshipping members of a Christian Church (affiliated to Churches Together in England, the Evangelical Alliance, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches or Affinity Churches).  Parent(s) or carer(s), together with the child, will usually need to be attending Church at least once a fortnight and have been practising for at least three years.    Please give details of your church membership in the Supplementary Form and hand the Clergy Form to your Minister of Religion.  Please also tick other items as appropriate (Looked After Child, Sister, Medical or Social Need, Nearness of Home to School).

All other places (40% in each ability band) are for girls who do not qualify for a Foundation Place as their parents are not practising Christians, but have chosen the school for the type of education it provides.  Parents applying do so knowing that the school aims to provide an education based on Christian principles and therefore Governors expect that all pupils will take part in the Christian worship of the school and will attend Religious Education lessons.

Please tick all relevant criteria in the Supplementary Form (Looked After Child, Sister, Regular worshipping member of a Christian church, Faith other than Christian Faith, Medical or Social Need, Nearness of Home to School). 

If there are more applicants than places in any of the ability bands, places will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  1.  A ‘looked after’ or ’previously looked after’ child. 1
  2. The presence of a sister 2 in the school (Years 7-11), who is living at the same address, as at September 2016.
  3. [FOUNDATION PLACE ONLY]
    Regular worshipping member of a Christian church.
  4. Daughters of parents of faiths other than the Christian faith who express a clear desire for a school with a religious foundation.  (The Supplementary Form should be supported by a letter from a priest or religious leader.)
  5. Girls with an exceptional medical or social need. This must be supported by written evidence from a specialist health professional, social worker other care professional. The evidence must set out the reasons why this school is the most suitable school and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school.
  6. The nearness of the home to the school. 3

If you are applying for a Foundation Place, please ensure your Minister of Religion completes and returns the Clergy Form


FOOTNOTES

LOOKED AFTER OR PREVIOUSLY LOOKED AFTER CHILD

 A ‘looked after’ child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). A ‘previously looked after’ child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

SISTER

 Sister is defined as a female blood relative, step-sibling, half-sibling, adopted or foster sibling who is living at the same address.

3 NEARNESS OF HOME TO SCHOOL

 Lambeth Local Authority’s system for measuring distance will be used and the Local Authority will be asked to carry out the measurements. In the event that girls have exactly the same distance between their home and the school, the school will operate random allocation.