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Admissions

St Polycarp’s is a happy inclusive community providing an outstanding education for our children. Catholic families and those of other faiths or none are welcome to join our outstanding school. Applications from Farnham, Ash, Aldershot, Bordon, Fleet and other parts of Surrey and Hampshire are welcome.

We currently have places available for children to join us in Year 1 (September 2024) - please get in contact if you may be interested.

Prospective parents are welcome to come and visit the school and meet Mrs Best. Please contact Mrs Regan by phone or email (details below) to book an appointment.

How to Apply

Applications for Reception or Year 3 entry in September 2024 need to be made through your home Local Authority. In-year applications for other year groups should be made directly to the school. If you wish to apply under a faith category, please see the sections below for more information.

To arrange a suitable time to visit, or to clarify any points you may have, please contact Mrs Regan on 01252 716307 or by Admissions email

Admissions emails will only be checked intermittently over the summer holidays.  We will endeavour to respond to summer enquiries in late August/ early September.  We re-open for pupils on Wednesday 4th September.

OFSTED 2015 reported

Children get off to an excellent start in the Reception class due to the first-rate provision in the early years.

“Pupils’ attainment by the end of both key stages is significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics. They make outstanding progress through the school.

In Year Admissions 2023-24 Academic Year (until 31 August 2024)

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

If you wish to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's, please contact the school in the first instance to see if we have place(s) in the year groups you require.

Those wishing to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's must complete a SMA in-year application form for each child you are applying for and return it to the school.

Guidance notes on in-year applications and our Admissions Policy is provided below. Please use the SMA form linked from Surrey's in-year admissions page to make your application. Paper copies of all application forms are available on request from the school office.

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office or scanned and emailed directly to admissions

Specific information for children applying for a school place from overseas can be found on Surrey County Council's policies page

In Year Admissions 2024-25 Academic Year (1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025)

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

If you wish to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's, please contact the school in the first instance to see if we have place(s) in the year groups you require.

Those wishing to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's must complete a SMA in-year application form for each child you are applying for and return it to the school.

Faith applicants should also complete a Supplementary Form (SIF) and sent this to the school along with a copy of the child’s baptism certificate.

Guidance notes on in-year applications and our Admissions Policy is provided below. Please use the SMA form linked from Surrey's in-year admissions page to make your application. Paper copies of all application forms are available on request from the school office.

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office or scanned and emailed directly to admissions

Specific information for children applying for a school place from overseas can be found on Surrey County Council's policies page

For September 2024-25 Admissions to Reception or Year 3

Prospective parents are welcome to contact the school from September onwards to arrange a tour of the school with Mrs Best, our Head.

If you wish to apply for Reception or Year 3 entry in September 2024 under a faith criteria, please complete the Supplementary Form (below) and return it to the school office by 15th January 2024.

We ask all applicants to provide the following documents to accompany their application:

Your child's birth certificate or passport

Your child's baptism certificate (if applicable)

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office (9am-2pm) or scanned and emailed directly to admissions

Please ensure you also complete the application to your home local authority before the closing date of 15th January 2024. More information can be found on the Surrey and Hampshire school admissions websites.

For September 2025-26 Admissions to Reception or Year 3

Prospective parents are welcome to contact the school from September onwards to arrange a tour of the school with Mrs Best, our Head.

If you wish to apply for Reception or Year 3 entry in September 2025 under a faith criteria, please complete the Supplementary Form (below) and return it to the school office by 15th January 2025.

We ask all applicants to provide the following documents to accompany their application:

Your child's birth certificate or passport

Your child's baptism certificate (if applicable)

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office (9am-2pm) or scanned and emailed directly to admissions

Please ensure you also complete the application to your home local authority before the closing date of 15th January 2025. More information can be found on the Surrey and Hampshire school admissions websites.

Appeals

If you are not offered one of your preferred schools, you have the right to appeal. Please see the Appeals information on Surrey's website including the Timetable for Appeals.

2024 Appeal Timetable (pdf)