Admissions

In a Voluntary Aided school, the Governors are the Admissions Authority on behalf of the Archdiocese of Southwark. The governors work closely with the local authority and the Diocesan Schools' Commission.

Parents who wish to consider St William of York as a school of choice at age 5, must firstly complete an online Common Application Form which is available from the local authority website www.lewisham.gov.uk

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/applying-to-start-primary-school

The governors also ask parents to complete a Supplementary Information Form, which should be endorsed by your parish priest, or minister, to verify mass attendance.

For admission to the school in other year groups, parents must complete a Casual Admission Form which is available from the London Borough of Lewisham, and also complete a Supplementary Information Form.

Applications to the Nursery and co-ordinated by the school office, and admission to the Nursery DOES NOT guarantee admission to the school at age 5, or to the Reception class.

You may telephone the school office to register your interest in a place for your child. Details will be taken and you will be contacted when the admission process begins.

The Nursery has 25 places available, and can offer 30 hrs a week to eligible parents. In addition, for those parents entitled to 15hrs per week, part time places are available for a morning or an afternoon session. Parents are asked to make a contribution to the cost of school lunch if their child attends for 30hrs. The morning session is from 9am - 11.30am, and the afternoon session is available from 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

St WIlliam of York is a one form entry school, and each year group has 30 places. However, in September 2011 the school did take an additional 30 children (60 pupils in Reception class) to help the local authority fulfill the demand for primary places in the area. This group of children is now in Yr 6 (2017-2018) and is sometimes referred to as a 'bulge class'. 

If your child is unsuccessful in gaining entry to the school, you may ask to add your child's name to the Waiting List. Please note that you must refresh your desire to remain on the waiting list each year. Parents also need to register with the local authority Admissions Team as a Casual Admission. If a space becomes available, governors will consider all those on the list and prioritise according to the Admissions Policy.


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