Bonus Pastor Catholic College was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.
Applications for September 2022 Entry
We would love to welcome your child to join us here at Bonus Pastor Catholic College to continue their educational journey.
Our Open events have now been completed but you may still take a virtual tour of the school using the link below.
Further information regarding the Admissions process will be updated here as new information becomes available.
Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) for September 2022 start are available using the link below.
These MUST be completed in all cases (even if you wish to apply using the ‘sibling’ criteria or as a non-Catholic applicant) for a place to be considered.
Without it, your application made via the Lewisham eadmissions website will not be considered for this school, even if you name Bonus Pastor Catholic College as one of your six choices of schools.
Admissions for September 2022 Start:
Please see the relevent documents below to download our admissions policy and Supplementary Information Admissions Form for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The SIF must be returned to the College by 31st October 2021.
NB: Any forms received after this date will not be considered until after the first round of offers have been made in March 2022.
For information from Lewisham regarding Admissions, please see the link below:
If you have any questions regarding Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Officer, Mrs J Townsend at:
The college is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.
The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to the college and intends to admit 180 students to Year 7 in September each year.
Please note: All applications are verified and in order to do this, the following lists are used:
- Catholics include members of the Ordinariate and the Latin and Oriental Rite Churches that are in union with the Bishop of Rome.
- Children of families who are members of other Christian denominations that are part of Churches Together in England.
- Evidence of Baptism (or dedication) provided by a priest or minister of a designated place of worship will be required.
Additional information on the rights of foreign nationals to access schools in England.
Please use the link below to access the DfEE Guidance and information regarding this:
Guidance Regarding Church Attendance:
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the governing body of Bonus Pastor Catholic College has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19.
An application for a variation in the guidance for School Governors on interpreting evidence of Catholic Practice in Supplementary Information Forms following the Coronavirus outbreak was made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator as below and has now been approved:
“The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.”
This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
- You must complete a Supplementary form for admission, even if there will be a sibling at the school on 01/09/2022. After the declarations have been completed and signed by your Priest/Minister, this form must be posted to our school and addressed to our Admissions Officer (Mrs Townsend). Alternatively if you can electronically scan this document in, you can email it to us using the email address below. Please do not take photos of this on a mobile phone as it will not be accepted.
- You must include the child’s baptism certificate with the application
- The deadline is 31/10/2021
Appeals for the September 2022 Year 7 Transition to Secondary School
The Appeal Hearings will take place on Friday 8th July and Monday 11th July 2022. At this stage it is unknown whether they will be face to face or online meetings. Further information will be given nearer the time.
The deadline for submitting an appeal is Saturday 30th April 2022. Any appeals received or postmarked after this date will be heard at a later date.
In Year Admissions from September 2021 Start:
Please see the relevant documents below to download our admissions policy and Supplementary Information Admissions Form for the 2021-2022 academic year.
For all in-year admissions, please email our Attendance Officer, Mrs S Cordrey at: