Starting school in 2018

Applying to start school on religious / faith grounds

Some schools give a priority for admission to practising members of a religion or faith. You will need to submit a confirmation of religious affiliation form which has been signed by your religious / faith leader to apply on these grounds.

Catholic schools

The following Catholic primary schools have priority for religious criteria as part of their admissions policy:

  • St. Mary's Catholic Primary (Caddington)
  • St. Vincent's Catholic Primary

If you are applying for a place on religious grounds because your child has been baptised, you must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate in order to be considered under this criterion.

If you want to apply for any of these schools on religious or faith grounds you need to ask your priest, minister or faith leader to complete the Catholic Confirmation of Religious Affiliation form (PDF 198.7KB) and return it to the School Admissions Team.

Church of England schools

The following Church of England schools have priority for religious criteria as part of their admissions policy:

  • Ashton St. Peter's Primary
  • Clifton All Saints Academy
  • John Donne CofE Primary
  • Meppershall Church of England Academy
  • Northill VA Lower
  • Pulford VA Lower
  • St. Andrew's VC Lower (both East and West)
  • St. Leonard's VA Lower
  • St. Mary's Church of England Academy
  • St. Mary's VA Lower (Clophill)
  • Sutton VA Lower
  • Thomas Whitehead CE Academy
  • Wrestlingworth Lower

If you want to apply for any of these schools on religious or faith grounds you need to ask your priest, minister or faith leader to complete the Church of England Confirmation of Religious Affiliation form (PDF 202.5KB) and return it to the School Admissions Team.

If you are applying for a religious school in another area please check with the relevant School Admissions Team to see if you need to complete a supplementary information form to support your application.

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