Admissions - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College



Thank you for your interest in our school.  St Wilfrid’s has gained a reputation over its 50+ 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. 


Application Procedures and Timetable – Year 6

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 2021. 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 22-23 (SIF) and provide the required evidence. This form should be submitted by 31 October 2021 to the school 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 2022 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.

In Year Applications

Applications for a place at St Wilfrid’s for students already at another secondary school can be made by completing:

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

The St Wilfrid’s Supplementary Information Form and prospectus 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.

Admissions Policy for Admission 2022/2023

7-11 Admission Policy 2022-23

Catchment Area Map

Admission Policies Previous Years

7 – 11 Admission Policy 2019/2020

7 – 11 Admissions Policy 2021/2022

 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

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.