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Admissions

Bonus Pastor Catholic College was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.

 

We would love to welcome your child to join us here at Bonus Pastor Catholic College to continue their educational journey.

Due to the current COVID19 situation, we are currently unable to offer our usual open events. However please visit our webpage here for lots of key information, videos and virtual tours of our outstanding school, and please do explore the rest of our website.  You can also sign up to attend an online virtual meeting with our Headteacher. 

Online Virtual Open Event Webpage

To Download Our Prospectus Please Click Here

 

For information from Lewisham regarding Admissions, please see the link below:

Lewisham Admissions Page

 

For all of the key forms, dates and documents that you may need, please scroll to Admissions September 2021 further down this page. 

 

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: 

 

Admissions Information: 

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.

Admissions for September 2021 Start: 

Please see the relevent documents below to download our admissions policy and Supplementary Information Admissions Form for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Admissions Policy and Criteria for September 2021 Start

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for September 2021 Start 

Key School Information Leaflet for September 2021 Start

Important Dates and Contacts for Admissions for September 2021 Start

 

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.

 

Please Remember:

  • You must complete a Supplementary form for admission, even if there will be a sibling at the school on 01/09/2021. 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 31/10/2020

 

In Year Admissions for September 2020 Start: 

Please see the relevent documents below to download our admissions policy and Supplementary Information Admissions Form for the 2020-2021 academic year.

SIF-for-in-year-Admission-2020.pdf

Admissions Policy and Criteria For September 2020 Admissions

Appeals Form for September 2020

 

For all in-year admissions, please email our Attendance Officer, Mrs S Cordrey at: