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 60 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 2024 – National Offer Day

Parents or carers will now know the outcome of their applications for September 2024/25 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


Visit the School admission appeals page on the Wakefield Council website for further regarding appeals.

Year 6 Transition Information – view here

Normal Admission for September 2024

Make an online application to the local authority. If you live in the Wakefield area, you can visit the Apply for a secondary school place page on the Wakefield Council website. If you are not a Wakefield resident, please contact the local authority where you live.

In Year Admission

To apply for a school place mid-year or to apply to transfer your child to our school contact the School Admissions Team and request an application form. Visit the Changing schools or new to Wakefield page on the Wakefield Council website for further information.

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.

Admissions Policy 2023-24 STW

Admissions Policy 2024-25 STW

Admissions Policy 2025-26 STW

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.

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