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Admissions

St Simon Stock Catholic School welcomes applications from families of Catholic and other Christian denominations, other faiths, and any other parents who seek and will support the Christian ethos of our school community. We provide a comprehensive education for students of all abilities and our students move on to a broad range of further opportunities including Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.

Admissions Procedure

Please read the Admissions Policy and Procedure which can be found on the school’s website here.  

Please also ensure that you have read the school’s Privacy Notice, which can be found on the school’s website here.

 

Applications for Year 7

The school participates in the Kent County Council Co-ordinated Admission Scheme. All applicants for a place in Year 7 will need to apply online via Kent County Council

 

In addition, please also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 2024-2025 if applicable which can be found below. For example, if your child:

 

  • is a baptised Catholic;
  • has a sibling already at the school;
  • attends one of our Catholic partner primary schools (for new Year 7 intake only);
  • has a parent who is a member of staff;
  • is committed to another Christian denomination or other faith.

 

Please return the Supplementary Information Form to the Admissions Officer at the school (not Kent County Council). For Year 7 entry in September 2024 please return this form to the school no later than 31st October 2023 in order that we may rank your application.

 

If applicable you must send a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate and/or Other Faith Reference, to the Admissions Officer at the school along with the completed form.

 

Please note failure to submit a completed Supplementary Information Form 2024-20205 when applying for a Catholic school place may result in your application not being placed in the correct category and could result in you not receiving an offer of a place.

Please note that if you are not offered a place and submit an appeal, a copy of the Supplementary Information Form will be submitted to the Appeal Panel.

 

St Simon Stock gives higher priority to baptised Catholics and those applying under the other faith categories who attend their place of worship on a regular basis.

In Year Admissions for Year groups 7 - 11

Applications made too late for the Kent co-ordinated system, In-year applications for year 7 and applications for entry to years 8-11 must be made on the In Year Admission Form (IYAF).  The same policy and procedure (apart from the timetable) applies to these applications. This form must be sent to the school’s Admissions Officer with the Supplementary Information Form (if applicable).

 

Please also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 2023-2024 if applicable. Please see above.

 

Please return the In Year Admission Form and the Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024, if applicable, to the Admissions Office.

 

Parents will be notified of the outcome of their in year application within 15 school days detailing any reason for refusal and information about the right to appeal.

Sixth Form

Please click here for information on Sixth Form

ADMISSION APPEALS

Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with sections 88 and 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made. Appeals should be sent to the Admissions Office at the school address.

Our Values

Service

Community

Prayer & Faith

Hope

Charity

Attainment

We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.

Awards

Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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