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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.

Tel: 01892 527444 ext 1104


Admissions Officer: Mrs Suzanne Burgess: burgesss@ssscs.co.uk

Admissions Procedure

 

Applications for Year 7

 

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

 

In addition, please also complete the St Simon Stock Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if applicable.  For example, if your child:

 

  • has ever been in or is currently in public care (including outside England) or adopted;
  • 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.

 

The Supplementary Information Form will need to be returned to the Admissions Office at the school by 31 October.

 

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

 

For applications in current Year 7 to 11, please complete the In Year Admission Form (IYAF). 

 

Please also complete the St Simon Stocks Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if applicable. Please see above.

 

Please return the In Year Admission Form and the Supplementary Information Form, if applicable, to the Admissions Office at the school.

 

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.

 

Important dates for Year 7 Entry in September 2022 

 

National closing date for application forms National closing date for application formsMonday 1 November 2021

National Offer Day: e-mails sent after 4pm and letters sent 1st class

Tuesday 1 March 2022
Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in the Kent County Council reallocation stageTuesday 15 March 2022
Latest date by which places should be accepted or declined to schoolsTuesday 15 March 2022
Deadline for lodging appealsMonday 28 March 2022
Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools’ waiting listsTuesday 26 April 2022

 

After this date, please apply to the school direct for a place or to go on the waiting list.

 

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 Officer at the school address.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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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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