Admissions

ADMISSIONS

The school welcomes applications from parents and carers who wish their son or daughter to attend St Joan of Arc Catholic School.

The students of St Joan of Arc Catholic School are our greatest ambassadors and we are very proud of them. We therefore encourage all prospective students and their families to visit us so that you can meet our students and see this for yourself.

The school holds an open evening and open morning each October for Year 7 entry and in November for our Sixth Form. These events provide prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about the school.

We welcome all enquiries. If you are unable to visit us on one of our Open Events we will arrange for a senior student to give you a personal tour of the school.

We invite all new students to an induction and orientation day in July in preparation for their admission in September. For the new Year 7 parents, there is an induction evening when you will meet your child’s form tutor and ask any questions you may still have about St Joan’s.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster has also produced guidance on applying for a Diocesan Catholic School. See the document 'Choosing a Catholic school' 

If there are any queries regarding the application process, either email admissions@joa.herts.sch.uk or call on 01923 587970 to speak with the Admissions Administrator.

 

Notice of Appeals Timetable 2021

Notice of Appeals Timetable 2021

Parents/guardians who have not been allocated a place for their child at St Joan's have the right of appeal by an independent panel.

Parents should lodge their appeal with the Chair of Governors

Mr S Hynes

c/o St Joan of Arc Catholic School

High Street

Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire, WD3 1HG

clearly stating their reason and grounds for an appeal using the St Joan of Arc Catholic School Appeal Form. Appellants must also submit any supporting documents to be considered as part of the appeal with the form and within the time frame outlined below.                                                                                                                                

Please contact the Admissions Administrator at the school for more information if required.

Appeals resulting from unsuccessful applications to St Joan of Arc Catholic School for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

DATE

 

Allocation Day

 

 

1st March 2021

 

Accept or decline place offered by

 

 

15th March 2021

 

Confirm place on Continuing Interest List by

 

 

15th March 2021

 

Appeal must be lodged by

 

 

4.00pm on 26th March 2021

 

Appeals to be heard

 

Between 29th April – 14th June 2021

(excluding 31st May – 4th June 2021)

 

 

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. 

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure that 1 copy is received at least 7 clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.

Admissions 2021-2022 with Important SIF Information

The school is part of the Catholic Diocese of Westminster and it is the Governors’ intention that maintaining the distinctive Catholic ethos of the school will always be their top priority. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

Please see the full admissions policy and SIF Form below

** Important SIF Information** 

Please be aware that the deadline (31st October 2021) for returning the Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which must be returned directly to the school as part of the application process, falls within the half term holiday for St Joan's. This deadline date is set nationally and not one we have control over. 

As a consequence, the school will not be open to receive applications on Friday 22nd October 2021 or during the half-term break from Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021.

Therefore, we urge all applicants to ensure that SIFs and supporting documents are completed and returned to the school by 4.00pm on Thursday 21st October 2021.

In Year Admissions

Thank you for your interest relating to in-year admission for your child at St Joan of Arc Catholic School.

St Joan’s has an excellent reputation because of the consistently high levels of academic achievement and pastoral care we provide for our students.  As a consequence we are highly over-subscribed in all year groups however, the Governors will always consider applications from parents who feel St Joan’s will provide the best education for their child.

The Governors at St Joan’s are their own admitting authority and to be considered for a place you are requested to complete an In-Year Application Form (IYAF).  Should a place not be available your child will be placed on the CI List and you would be contacted should a place become available in the future.

Completed applications (Copy below) should be returned to:

In-Year Admissions

St Joan of Arc Catholic School

High Street

Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire

WD3 1HG

 

If you have further questions please email admissions@joa.herts.sch.uk

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