Admissions to St John the Baptist Junior School
Year 3 Admissions for Academic Year 2023-2024 (next year - current Year 2 children):
For Year 2 parents applying for a school place for next September, you should apply through Richmond admissions: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/primary_school_admissions
There is also an additional form to complete to support your application. This supplementary admissions form can be completed here.
Due to pupil numbers at HWINS, we have reduced our admissions number from 90 children (3 classes) to 60 children (2 classes). This went out to consultation to all local stakeholders in the Autumn Term 2021. We will accommodate all applications from HWINS, even if it takes us over 60 children. It is one journey from Reception through to Year 6 and we will always look to provide every child at HWINS with a place at St John's.
Our open morning was on Wednesday 12th October. If you missed it and would like to find out more about the school ahead of September 2023, please do arrange a tour by contacting the school office.
If you would like to know what our school is like from a pupil's perspective, please click here to read a letter from one of our Year 5 pupils to the Year 2 children last year.
Information about our support of children with additional educational needs can be found here.
And finally, to better understand our vision as a school - that which underpins who we are and everything that we do, please click here.
Applicants for in-year admissions should contact the school office to see if a place is available. A St John's supplementary form must be filled in along with Richmond Borough’s Common Application Form. Both can be downloaded below.
If you would like to discuss a place at St John’s for your child, please contact the school office on 020 8977 4114 and speak to the Admissions Officer.
Amendment to the Admissions Code
To provide more flexibility for the admission of the children of UK service personnel and Crown Servants, the Code now provides that for those families with a confirmed posting, or Crown servants returning from overseas, admission authorities must:
Allocate a place in advance of the family arriving in the area, as long as one is available, provided the application is accompanied by an official letter that details a relocation date. Admission authorities must not refuse to process an application and must not refuse a place solely because the family do not yet have an intended address, or do not yet live in the area.
Use the address at which the child will live when applying their oversubscription criteria, as long as the parents provide some evidence of their intended address. Admission authorities are required to use a unit or quartering address as the child’s home address when considering the application against their oversubscription criteria where the parents request this.
The School Admissions Code, including the above, can be read in full by clicking on this link.
Admissions Appeals Code 1st October 2022
Parents/Guardians who are not offered a place for their child are entitled to appeal. Parents/Guardians wishing to appeal should do so in writing. The letter should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeals Committee, via the school, no later than 21 days after the notification of the decision not to admit. For further information, please refer to the new School Admission Appeals Code 2022. This revised Appeals Code now permits remote hearings of admission appeals.