Primary admissions - St Matthew Academy

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Primary admissions


If you have a younger child at home born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, you will need to apply for a reception class place for September 2017.  The deadline for all applications is 11.59pm on 15th January.  If you would like your child to join the Reception class at St Matthew Academy,  please ensure that you have completed a supplementary form and the RCAF required by the Local Authority.  The supplementary form is available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.  The RCAF should be submitted online.  If you have any questions or need help with any of the application process, please do not hesitate to ask.



How to apply

Applications for Year 7 are co-ordinated through the applicant's home local authority and parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their home borough. Parents will be required to complete a supplementary information form to provide information that relates to the religious criteria for admission. The supplementary form must be returned to the academy by the closing date for admissions.

Consideration of applications

The St Matthew Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer applications than the agreed admission number are received, the St Matthew Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.

Procedures where the St Matthew Academy is oversubscribed

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the St Matthew Academy is named on the statement, places will be allocated in the order in which they are set out below:

Criteria for entry into reception

Please download our Reception Entry Criteria by clicking the document to the right of this page.