Bonus Pastor Catholic College was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.
Admission Policy Criteria 2025 Consultation:
Bonus Pastor Catholic College is currently consulting on admission arrangements for the school for September 2025 entry. We would welcome your views on proposed changes to our Admissions Policy.
The draft proposed Admissions PolicyPlease send all comments or queries for the attention of Mrs J Townsend, Admissions Officer, by email via firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday 15th January 2024 when this consultation will close.
In Year Admissions from September 2023 Start:
Please see the link below to download the relevant admissions policy for in-year admissions.
For all in-year admissions, please email our Attendance Officer, Ms Clyrene Taitt at:
Appeals for the September 2024 Year 7 Transition to Secondary School
The Appeal Hearings are normally held in late June/early July 2024. At this stage it is unknown whether they will be face to face or online meetings. Further information will be given nearer the time.
Applications for September 2024 Entry
We would love to welcome your child to join us here at Bonus Pastor Catholic College to continue their educational journey.
Further information regarding the Admissions process will be updated here as new information becomes available.
A SIF MUST be completed in all cases (even if you wish to apply using the EHCP/SENDCo Route, ‘sibling’ criteria or as a non-Catholic applicant) for a place to be considered. These will be available at the Open Events in September and on this website after these have been held.
The SIF should be downloaded and completed (it cannot be completed as an online form) before passing to your Priest/Minister for completion. Hard copies are also available from the Reception Desk at both the Winlaton and Churchdown sites.
Without it, your application made via the Lewisham e-admissions website will not be considered for this school, even if you name Bonus Pastor Catholic College as one of your six choices of schools.
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 01/09/2023. 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 or scan on a mobile phone as it will not be accepted.
- You must include the child’s baptism/ dedication certificate with the application