How to apply for a school place at Roundhay St. John's...
As an Aided school, Roundhay St. John's Governing Body has its own admission policy which is different to the Local Authority's policy. It is important that you read our policy to understand the basis on which places are offered. If you are seeking a place in school currently you will need to read the policy for 2020 - 2021. If you are seeking a place in Reception for September 2021 you will need to read the policy 2021-2022. If your child will be starting school in September 2022 you will require the 2022 - 2023 policy.
Please note that, in light of the COVID 19 Pandemic and subsequent national lockdown, a variation to the admissions arrangements for admission to Reception in September 2021 has been approved by the Schools Adjudicator. This is in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance. The variation requested is that:
"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship".
This variation has been made in order that parents seeking admission to the school can readily determine what the admissions oversubscription criteria are and how they may be met, and thereby enable the school to deal lawfully, fairly and transparently with admissions matters in the exceptional circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic.
When you apply for a school place you are required to complete a supplementary information form and return it directly to school. This enables the school to ensure we have all the information we need to process your application form and obtain a faith reference if appropriate.
When you have completed your supplementary information form and submitted it to the school, we will take all reasonable steps to obtain a faith reference from the information you provide. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your faith leader completes the reference and that it is received by the school.
If you are not successful in getting a place in our school you have the right to appeal.