Important information for admissions to reception in September 2021
During the COVID19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the school’s over subscription criteria include church attendance, (at a specified frequency and period of time) parents and their children are unable to meet this criterion under the terms of our current admissions arrangements. The school is therefore proposing a variation to its over subscription criteria.
What variation is being proposed?
Our policy currently states:
- c) Denomination: Where the parents or guardian seek specifically Church of
England teaching, and where the family has an active connection with their local church. In this case, a letter of reference is required from the priest –in – charge, confirming that the parents and child attend regular worship and are involved in the church community. Regular worship is defined as attending at least two services per calendar month. The letter should be sent to the Chair of Governors at Ann Cam C of E Primary School by 4th January 2021.
- d) Other denominations or faiths: Where the family have an active connection with another denomination or faith. As in c) a letter of reference is required from the religious leader, confirming regular worship and involvement in the relevant faith community.
The letter should be sent to the Chair of Governors at Ann Cam C of E Primary School by 4th January 2021.
The proposed variation is:
“ In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.
Ann Cam is a Voluntary Aided School.
This means that the Governing Body are the admission authority and our admission policy has been set by them.
If you are interested in sending your child to Ann Cam, starting in reception, then please read through our admission policy and look at the county council’s website (www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/startingprimary) for key dates and other useful information.
If you are interested in an in-year admission, please contact the school office on 01531 890424.
In September 2020 we will have places in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6.
We do have an official open day each year, but every day is an open day at Ann Cam. Please contact the office if you would like to look around our school.
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