Admissions

Belonging   Believing   Becoming

Growing a creative school community that encourages belonging, nurtures believing and works together to become responsible members of God’s family and the world.

At St. John's Church of England Academy we believe that every child has the right to a great education. We aim to offer a quality education and to embed Christian values so that every child can achieve their full potential. Every child in our school will have their individual needs supported. We aim to create a happy, caring and secure atmosphere where every child and member of staff feels valued and respected.

Our vision is rooted in Mark 4: 30-32 ‘The Parable of the Mustard Seed’

Standard Admission Number

The standard admission number is 30 per year/age group. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit: 

  1. Looked After Children/Previously Looked After Children

  2. Children who will have siblings attending the school at the time the applicant child is admitted

  3. Children of paid employees at St John’s Church of England Academy

  4. Children with the strongest geographical claim, measured in a straight line from the ordnance survey address point of the child’s home address (including flats) to the ordnance survey address point of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority

  5. Where points 1 and 2 are oversubscribed, criterion 4 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) will be used to determine which child is offered a place. In the event of a tie between two or more children when applying criterion 4 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) where there are not enough places available to offer all children a place at the school, a process of random allocation will be followed by the Governing body.

Applications for Reception Intake

Children enter St. John’s Church of England Academy in the September of the year of their fifth Birthday.  Gloucestershire County Council oversees the admissions process for children entering the school in their fifth year.  Full information on this process can be found by clicking here.

 www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/startingprimary.

In Year Applications for Admission

To apply for a school place during an academic year, the academy must be contacted directly. A common application form must be completed and the offer of a place will be confirmed by the academy, pending space in the year group.  All parties who have parental responsibility for the child must sign the application form for In Year Admissions to say that they are in agreement with the move to another school. Parents/carers moving to Gloucestershire from another local authority must inform their own local authority about the move in addition to approaching the school. They should also contact the school to arrange for a potential visit and also to discuss whether the school has the capability to take the additional pupils within the age group.