Admissions - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Admissions

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our school.  St Wilfrid’s has gained a reputation over its 55+ years for high academic standards and good results achieved within a supportive and caring Catholic community. St.Wilfrid’s is a highly successful vibrant school and sixth form college. 

1 March 2022 – National Offer Day

Parents or carers will now know the outcome of their applications for September 2022/23 by the local authority on our behalf. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed in the Admissions policy below and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

In addition to their right of appeal, unsuccessful children will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained in the order of the oversubscription criteria set out in the admissions policy and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Each time a child is added, the waiting list will be re-ranked in line with the published oversubscription criteria. Waiting lists for admission will operate throughout the school year. Names are removed from the waiting list at the end of each academic year. Inclusion on the waiting list does not mean that a place will eventually become available

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/schools/admissions/appeals

In Year Applications

An application can be made for a school place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. Applications should be made direct to the school in writing. You should also complete a Supplementary Information form if you would like your application to be considered in a specific oversubscription category.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out above will be applied. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.

You will be advised of the outcome or your application in writing, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

Both forms must be completed and submitted before an application can be processed.

The St Wilfrid’s Supplementary Information Form can be obtained from the school or can be downloaded from the link above. When complete the St Wilfrid’s Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the school with any other documents such as evidence of baptism for Catholic children. The Local Authority School Admissions Service will forward your Common Preference Form to St Wilfrid’s.

If a place is available in the year group applied for, a place will be offered. If the school year group is full (280) then no place will be offered.  Parents and carers have the right of appeal should they not be given a place.

Application Procedures and Timetable – 2023/24

To apply for a place at this school in the normal admission round (Year 7) a standard application form, known as the Common Preference Form must be completed and returned to the Local Authority School Admissions Team, Wakefield Council, County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QL by 31 October 2022. Failure to provide a Common Preference Form (CPF) would mean that the application is not valid.

If parents feel that they should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then they are required to complete a Supplementary Information Form 23-24 (SIF) and provide the required evidence. This form should be submitted by 31 October 2022 (the school will not release this form until the autumn term) to the Headteacher, St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College, a Voluntary Academy, Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, WF7 6BD Therefore, failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could affect the category your application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to complete all forms and supply evidence – reminders are not sent.

Parents or carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 1 March 2023 by the local authority on our behalf. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed in the Admissions policy below and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

Please follow this link for all information relating to the appeals process/arrangements.

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/schools/admissions/appeals

Admission Policy in Year

Admissions Policy 2021/2022

Admissions Policy for Admission 2022/2023 and 2023/2024

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Policy 2023-24 

Catchment Area Map

 

The Communication and Interaction Resource

The Communication and Interaction Resource has been established in order to create a nurturing environment and a supportive space, based on the nurture principles, for children with Language and Communication needs:

• Children’s learning is understood developmentally
• The environment offers a safe base
• Nurturing the development of wellbeing
• Language being a means for communication
• All behaviour is communication
• Valuing the importance of transition

The Communication and Interaction Resource is a full time provision that aims to re-engage and develop students academically and socially emotionally by the end of key stage 4.If you require any additional information or advice please get in touch and ask to speak to:

Mrs J Collins – Communications and Interaction Resource Coordinator
Telephone: 01977 691000 ext. 137
Email: mailto:jcollins@st-wilfrids.bkcat.uk

Admission to the Communication and Interaction Resource must be identified via the EHC panel and in consultation with the relevant Team Manager in SENSS and the school.
For further information please refer to Wakefield LA website.