St. Anne’s is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary School in the Diocese of Southwark in which Religious Education is at the heart of the curriculum. It is in the trusteeship of the Diocese. The school is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.
As a Catholic School, Catholic doctrine and practice underpins everything we do and it is essential that the Catholic character be fully supported by all families in the school.
The school exists primarily to serve the Catholic community. However, the Governing Body welcomes applications, subject to availability of places, from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.
Responsibility for the admission of pupils rests with the Governors who are the admitting authority, and, having consulted with the Local Authority and other admission authorities intends to admit 30 pupils to the Reception Class in the school year, which begins in September.
The school provides primarily for children from practising Catholic families who live in the parishes of St. Anne’s, Vauxhall and St. Frances De Sales, Stockwell within the boundaries demarcated on the attached map.
The admissions criteria are the same for both nursery and the main school, however separate applications are required and admission to the nursery does not guarantee a place at the school.
Children will be admitted to the Nursery at the beginning of the school year in which their fourth birthday occurs. The number of intended admissions each year beginning September 1st is 26 full-time equivalent. Full time places are allocated based on the needs of children and families.
When an application for a Nursery place is successful, parents are invited to meet the Headteacher and staff. Morning, afternoon and full time places are allocated at the discretion of the Governors.
There is one intake in September to the Nursery class.
Admission to the Nursery class does not give an automatic right to a place in Reception.
School staff arrange home visits prior to the children starting in the Nursery.
Nursery children do not all start at the same time – admissions are staggered over the course of the first term so they find it easier to settle.
Children will be admitted for full-time schooling at the beginning of the academic year (that is September) in which they become of statutory school age (that is five years of age.)
When an application for a Reception place is successful, parents are invited to meet the Headteacher and staff in the summer term prior to their child starting in the Reception class.
There is one intake in September to the Reception Class
Children are invited to visit their new class prior to their starting school
Reception children do not all start at the same time – admissions are staggered over the course of the first couple of weeks of term so they find it easier to settle.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Catholic School for children aged 3-11
The Governors are the admitting authority. A group of them will look at your application form and the confirmation of religious practice before deciding whether or not to admit your child into our Nursery or School.
In order to do this you will need to do the following:
- Complete the St. Anne’s Supplementary form
- Attach all additional documentation as requested. You will need to provide us with a Baptismal certificate and recent (within the last 3 months) proof of address i.e utility bill.
- Return the form in person to the school office.
- Complete Part A of Confirmation of Religious Practice form and give it to the Parish Priest of the Parish in which you regularly worship for him to complete Part B.
- Ensure that you also complete your Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) and return it as instructed by the agreed date.
Please click on the links below to view our Admissions Policies:
- From the 18th March 2020 through to the 5th June 2022 the Bishops of England and Wales suspended the obligation to attend Mass in England and Wales. As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops will lift the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School under a faith based criteria, will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020. These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.