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Admission to the School

Entry in the 2020/2021 academic year

The Directors of the Academy Trust determined the admission arrangements and forms for 2020/2021 on 13 February 2019. No changes were proposed. A variation to increase the determined admission number from 124 to 128 pupils in Year 7 was agreed on 22 May 2019.

Applying for a school place 2020/2021 

Please read the admission arrangements here before you apply. 

Year 7
Open evenings will be held on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 26 September 2019. The Head Teacher will speak at 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm.  The last tour is at 6.15 pm. You do not need to book a place.

Parents of Boys with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) must contact their local authority for advice on school placements. You do not need to complete the School’s forms.

Application for a Music Aptitude Place – The closing date for a music application has passed.

Application for a Year 7 place

  1. You MUST complete your local authority’s online application form (available from your local authority) and return it to the local authority by 31 October 2019.
  2. You should also complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) online here or download the SIF here and return it to us by hand or by post.
  3. The deadline for the SIF is 5pm Friday 18 October 2019. Your son will need to take our ability banding test on Monday 28 October 2019. 

Year 12
Open evenings for external applicants will be held on Thursday 3 and Tuesday 15 October 2019. The Head Teacher will speak at 5.00pm. The last tour will be held at 6.00pm. You do not need to book a place. Open evenings for internal applicants will be held on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 4.00pm.

Applicants with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) must contact their local authority for advice on school placements. You do not need to complete the School’s forms.

Application for a Year 12 place

External applicants must:

  1. Download the Exam Details Form here to be completed and signed by the current Head Teacher or senior member of staff.
  2. Complete the School’s Year 12 Supplementary Information Form (SIF) online here or download the SIF here and return it to us by hand or by post.
  3. If you have applied online, we will write to you requesting your completed Exam Details Form, your Catholic baptism or reception certificate (if applicable) and your Certificate of Catholic Practice.
  4. Internal applicants apply using the School’s Virtual Learning Environment.
  5. The deadline for all applications is 5pm Friday 1 November 2019. 

Entry in the 2019/2020 academic year

A variation to increase the determined admission number from 124 to 128 pupils in Year 7 was agreed on 22 May 2019. 

Applying for an in-year place 2019/2020

There are currently no vacancies. For further information, contact admissions@cvms.co.uk. Click here to download the 2019/2020 admissions arrangements and here for an in-year Supplementary Information Form.

The appeals timetable for 2019/2020 can be downloaded here. Year 12 appeals guidance can be downloaded here.

Your data

Like all schools, The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We also hold prospective parents’ contact details in order to communicate during and following the admissions process. If an application is unsuccessful we will continue to hold parental contact information and personal data for pupils on our reserve and allocation lists unless you email dpo@cvms.co.uk to ask us not to.

We will not give information about prospective pupils and parents to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. We are required, by law, to pass certain information about our pupils to our local authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE). Please refer to our Data Protection Policy and the Privacy Notice for Pupils and Parents in the Policies section of the School’s website for further information.

Prospectus

Click here for the Lower School Prospectus

Click here for the Sixth Form Prospectus

Click here for Additional Information – Sixth Form 2020-2021

Consultation on the arrangements for admission in 2021/2020

The Directors of the Academy Trust are consulting on changes to the admission arrangements for 2021/2022.  The following changes are proposed:

  1. Removal of the number of places for each Year 12 course to increase flexibility to accommodate the needs of different cohorts (5.2).
  2. Changes to dates (7).
  3. Clarification that the Year 7 Reserve List will be maintained by ability band to preserve ability proportions (8.9).
  4. Insertion of revised Privacy Statement (8.14).

The Directors increased the Year 7 published admission number in May 2019. This increase is reflected in the draft arrangements.

To read the proposed arrangements and forms, click here. To comment on the arrangements, click here. The consultation period is from Tuesday 15 October 2017 to Tuesday 3 December 2019.