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St Peter’s Church of England Aided School

Contact details

Address
Quarry Lane
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5AP see on map
Telephone
01392-204764
Fax
01392-204763
Headteacher
Mr Phil Randall
SENCO
Andrew Hubbard

Location

School details
DfE number
878/4607
School type
School sector
Type of school
Voluntary Aided School
Local learning community
District
Age range
11-16
Admissions details
Number on roll
January 2020
1292
January 2019
1263
Places offered for admission in
September 2020
261
September 2019
261
Appeals for admission in
September 2020
2 allowed, 26 refused
September 2019
13 refused
Published Admission Number
2021-22
261
2020-21
261

Document(s)

  • Eligibility Groups

    Within the 261 places for new Year 7 children, we recognise four Eligibility Groups and we make sure that the following numbers of places are available in each group at the first offer of places on 1 March 2021. This is to ensure that children from each group are able to access the school. After the first offers are made, we will still prioritise children according to whether they would have been eligible under the groups but without reference to a particular number of places.

     

    All applicants who wish to be considered for Foundation, Other Christian Church or Other faith places must complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to provide evidence. This must be returned to the Governing Body by 31 October. Applications without a SIF will be considered without reference to priority on faith grounds. Applicants who are unable to attend a place of worship for their faith should indicate this on the SIF so that the reasons can be verified. This may be the case where there are no services within a reasonable distance from home or the faith does not require attendance at services on a monthly or more regular basis.

     

    If you feel you are unable to meet these requirements for exceptional reasons, please let us know. This may be the case if, for example, it is not possible to attend services of worship for another faith.

     

    Applicants that are ineligible under within the three faith groups will be considered for an Open place.

     

    ·         If Foundation or Other Christian Church places are undersubscribed, the balance will be available for Other Faith places first and then, if there are still places available, to Open places.

    ·         If Other Faith places are undersubscribed, the balance will be available for Foundation, then for Other Christian Church places and then, if there are still places available, to Open places.

     

     

    The four Eligibility Groups are detailed below. If there are more applicants seeking a place in each Eligibility Group, they will be prioritised by operating the oversubscription criteria detailed below.

     

    115

    Foundation places

     

    65

    Other Christian Church places

     

    16

    Other Faith places

     

    65

    Open places

     

     

    Eligibility Group

    notes

    Foundation places

    ·         115 places are available for children who are eligible if they or their parents regularly attend a Church of England church.

    ·         Regular attendance means an average of one service of worship per month at a Church of England church over the 18 months prior to the admissions application.

    ·         Regular attendance demonstrates an active, current and frequent engagement with the church.

    ·         Evidence must be provided by completing the school’s Supplementary Information Form.

    ·         The Governance Board does not regard attendance at a place of worship through participation in another organisation e.g. a youth/uniformed organisation such as Urban Saints, Scouts, Guides or with their primary school as falling within this definition.

     

    Other Christian Church places

    ·         65 places are available for children who are eligible if they or their parents regularly attend a church which is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or Churches Together in England, or Churches Together across Exeter or The Evangelical Alliance.

    ·         Regular attendance means an average of one service of worship per month at a church over the 18 months prior to the admissions application.

    ·         Regular attendance demonstrates an active, current and frequent engagement with the church.

    ·         Evidence must be provided by completing the school’s Supplementary Information Form.

    ·         The Governance Board does not regard attendance at a place of worship through participation in another organisation e.g. a youth/uniformed organisation such as Urban Saints, Scouts, Guides or with their primary school as falling within this definition.

     

    Other Faith places

    ·         16 places are available for children who are eligible if they or their parents regularly attend a place of worship recognised by a faith other than Christianity.

    ·         Regular attendance means an average of one service of worship per month at the place of worship over the 18 months prior to the admissions application.

    ·         Regular attendance demonstrates an active, current and frequent engagement within the faith.

    ·         Evidence must be provided by completing the school’s Supplementary Information Form.

    ·         The Governance Board does not regard attendance at a place of worship through participation in another organisation e.g. a youth/uniformed organisation such as Urban Saints, Scouts, Guides or with their primary school as falling within this definition.

     

    Other places

    ·         65 places are available for children who do not meet the criteria for Foundation, Other Christian Church or Other Faith places.

     

     

    Tie breakerto prioritise applications in the same oversubscription criterion, we will use:

    a)    straight-line distance from home to school and then,

    b)    where distances are equal (within a metre) we will use an electronic list randomiser.

     

    Normal round Oversubscription criteria to be used for the first offer of places for Year 7 on 1 March 2021 (to be used within each Eligibility Group only if we need to prioritise applications - see notes below):

     

     

    1.     Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.

    2.     Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.[1]

    3.     Priority will next be given to children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    4.     Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.

    5.     Other children.

     

    Oversubscription criteria to be used after 1 March 2021 and for In-Year admissions during 2021-22 (to be used only if we need to prioritise applications - see notes below):

     

    1.     Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.

    2.     Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.2

    3.     Priority will next be given to children who meet the eligibility criteria for a Foundation or Other Christian Faith place and who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    4.     Priority will next be given to other children who meet the eligibility criteria for a Foundation or Other Christian Faith place.

    5.     Priority will next be given to children who meet the eligibility criteria for an Other Faiths place and who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    6.     Priority will next be given to other children who meet the eligibility criteria for an Other Faiths place.

    7.     Priority will next be given to other children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    8.     Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.

    9.     Other children.

     

     

    [1] To request this priority, the application must be accompanied by a completed Supplementary Information Form for Exceptional Need which will include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the need and why the child must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs. If evidence is not submitted to the with the application, exceptional need cannot be considered.

     
    1. Looked After Children or previously Looked After Children who were immediately adopted or made the subject of a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order.
    2. Children for whom an exceptional medical or social need to attend this school is demonstrated.
    3. Children with a sibling on roll here at the point of application.
    4. Children of members of staff employed for more than two years up to the point of application or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.
    5. Other children.
  • Due to covid19 precautions, schools are not making the usual open day arrangements for this autumn. Parents should contact the school for information about visits or online resources to help in making secondary transfer preferences.
  • The 2021 policy was amended by In Year Variation in September 2021. This took account of the closure of churches and other places of worship during the covid19 lockdown in 2020. Parents seeking admissions priority on the grounds of attendance are not disadvantaged under the varied arrangements.
Term dates

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  • 2020 / 2021 Academic Year
    • September 2020
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      282930 
    • October 2020
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       1234
      567891011
      12131415161718
      19202122232425
      262728293031 
    • November 2020
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       1
      2345678
      9101112131415
      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      30 
    • December 2020
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      28293031 
    • January 2021
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    • February 2021
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      1234567
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    • March 2021
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    • April 2021
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    • May 2021
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       12
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      31 
    • June 2021
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    • July 2021
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       1234
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    • Count: 191

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