Choosing the correct school is important and in order to help you make the right choices staff are available to provide as much information as possible. Below you will find all the relevant information you need to make your application to S. Peter’s Collegiate School.
Making Your Application
To make an application for your child to be admitted to S.Peter’s in September 2017, there are two parts to the process you need to follow.
Firstly, you must complete the Common Application Form [CAF] which must go back to your home Local Authority. That being the Local Authority where you live, not where your child attends school. This should be done online by visiting their website. The link for Wolverhampton LA can be found below. Hard copies of the form can be obtained on request from the Local Authority.
Wolverhampton LA give you 5 preferences. The 1st being the school you would most like your son/daughter to attend. We strongly recommend that you use all of your preferences to avoid being allocated a school you had not considered. If you do not name S.Peter’s as one of your 5 preferences, you will not be considered for a place. If S.Peter’s is the school you would most like your son/daughter to attend; then you must put S.Peter’s as your 1st preference!
The deadline for completing the CAF is 31st October 2016
The second part of the process is to complete a Supporting Evidence Form [SEF], which is found below, where you can also find our Admissions Criteria and Help & Guidance notes. Please read these carefully to assist you in completing the form.
You must complete details of the family’s faith commitment, as well as support from your Faith Leader. If the Leader is unavailable then another member of the faith community in authority can complete it on their behalf. Attach all relevant evidence to support your application. Use a separate sheet if necessary.
The Governors are the admitting authority for the school and they can only take into account the information presented to them on the SEF.
The completed Supporting Evidence Form must be returned to The Admissions Officer at S.Peter’s Collegiate School by 4pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.
On National Offer Day, Wednesday 1st March 2017, if you applied online you can log on to the LA’s website to find out which school you have been allocated. If you did not apply online, you will have to wait for a letter to be sent through the post.
If you named S.Peter’s as a higher preference to the school you have been allocated you will automatically be placed on the waiting list, which is maintained until 31st December 2017.
Families who have made an application for their son/daughter to be admitted to the Academy but have been unsuccessful, have the right to Appeal.
In order to do this, you need to request a pack of Appeal papers to be sent out by calling the Admissions Officer at the Academy on 01902 558600 option 5.
Included in this pack are our Director’s Statement, some Appeal Notes & an Appeal Form, which should be returned to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel at the Civic Centre before 29th March 2017.
Once received by the Clerk to the Appeals panel, they will arrange a hearing for your case to be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel. You do not have to be present at the Appeal as it will still be heard in your absence. Also present at the appeal will be a representative from the Academy.
Once all hearings have taken place, a decision will be made and you will be informed in writing of the outcome.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department at school on 01902 558600 [option 5]
S. Peter’s Application Documents
In Wolverhampton, SSIAPP [Secondary Social Inclusion Advisory Placement Panel] refer applications to the Governors for consideration and the outcome of their deliberations is relayed back to this panel.
The Academy has been heavily oversubscribed for a number of years.
Governors give careful consideration to all applications they receive, however, once the places have been offered and accepted and the year group is full, any further application to a year group is subject to the same scrutiny as if it had been received at the time appropriate for New Intake entry. [Usually December before the entry the following academic year]. If Governors view that any application, which fully meets the criteria, presents an overwhelming case, defined either by virtue of a family’s commitment to the life, work or witness of their faith or from evidence of particular need of the child recognised by the family and/or their supporters, which could be particularly well met within the caring Christian environment of this Academy, despite the fact that the year group is full, admission is granted. Nevertheless, in the interests of the applicant and students already in the Academy, Governors will also wish to consider the extent to which the child’s curriculum and pastoral needs can be met without undue prejudice to the efficient use of resources.
Parents, of course, have the right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place and a statement is issued annually explaining why all applications made cannot be offered a place. This statement and details of the appeal process and necessary papers can be accessed on the Appeals Processes tab.
For any further information required, you can contact the Admissions Officer at the Academy on 01902 558600 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions and Appeals Committee