Admissions

Choosing the right school for your son or daughter is very important.  At St Paul's we aim to provide the right environment for your child to do the best that is possible.

Videos

We have created a short video 'Happiness' to give you an insight into life at St Pauls.

We also have a longer video to give you a bit more information about the school. 

You can see a virtual tour of the school here 

Prospectus and admissions criteria

The school prospectus and admissions criteria can be viewed by clicking on the links on the right of the page.  We use these criteria and arrangements for in year applications for admission to the school.  If you have any queries about visiting the school or admissions, please contact Mrs Belinda Joyce on 01908 669735 or email her here. 

How the admissions process works:

  • All applications for the 2022/23 academic year were made via Milton Keynes Council by 31st October 2021. You can find a link to online admissions here.
  • Milton Keynes Council supplied us with a list  of families who indicated St Paul's as a preference and in November 2021 St Paul's sent a supplementary form to everybody who chose us as a preference. 
  • Supplementary forms should have been returned to us together with the evidence required by 10th December 2021. We use the supplementary forms and evidence provided to rank all applications.
  • Milton Keynes Council will advise parents of their school allocation on national offer day, 1st March 2022.
  • During the first week of March we send out a pupil information booklet with a letter confirming the place offered. It is vital that the permission slips in the booklet are signed. You need to add contact information for all those with parental responsibility for your child.  You can add additional contacts for emergencies if necessary. This information needs to be returned to the school as soon as possible. You will also receive a pack containing information about school uniforms, free school meals, All in 1 MK card applications (for buses) and essential school equipment.

Advice to Parents - When to Appeal

Parents only have the right to appeal if they have been allocated a lower preference school than St Paul’s.  Please contact belinda.joyce@st-pauls.org.uk in the first instance to log your appeal with the school Governors.  If the Governors uphold the original decision you are then entitled to an independent appeal and we will forward the necessary forms to you.  These forms have to be returned to the independent appeals team by midday on 28th March 2022.

The independent appeals team will do their best to ensure appeals submitted by 28 March 2022 are heard by the end of the summer term but regret that some appeals may be delayed due to panel availability and the pandemic.

Appeals made after this date will be heard from September 2022.

For late transfer appeals for September entry into Year 8 or 9 or in-year appeals, make your appeal within 28 calendar days of the refusal letter.  The appeal will be heard as soon as possible.

 Seconday School Appeal Timetable 2022

Date Event
1 March 2022 Secondary Transfer Allocation Day
28 March 2022, 12 noon Deadline for submitting completed appeal forms to appeals@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
12 April 2022, 5pm Deadline for submitting any additional documents or information in support of your appeal
14 calendar days before your appeal Appeal hearing letters sent to parents
7 calendar days before your appeal Case papers sent to parents, the admission authority, school and appeal panel
May to July Secondary Admission Appeals heard
Within 7 calendar days of the appeal decision Decision letter sent to parents, admission authority and school

Emmaus Student Support

Students who have specific language and/or communication needs, that result in a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome and/or Autism, can be considered for a place at the Communication Department. Admission to a Communication Department placement is only through successful Local Authority application and is usually for students who have been supported either in specialist provision during their primary school years or who require more specialist input moving into mainstream secondary schooling.  Students will require an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Parents are encouraged to talk to their primary school/ current school SENDCo and Casework Officer supporting the primary school/ current school and to contact the Special Educational Needs Team at the Local Authority.

You can find out about Emmaus Student Support, including St Paul's Local SEN Information Report by clicking here.

 

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