St David's is a Roman Catholic Technology College in the diocese of Middlesbrough. The aim of the College in simple terms is to do its best for all our pupils and its wider community.
Above all we are a caring school where pupils can enjoy their education safely, and where the adult community are confident that they can get help when it is needed.
St David’s Roman Catholic Technology College was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. 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.
Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the over subscription criteria listed below. It is desirable that applicants declare their positive support for the aims and ethos of the college.
The governing body has responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 201 pupils to the first year of the school year, which begins in September 2004.
Over subscription Criteria
Where there are more applications than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following criteria in priority order:
1. ‘Looked after children’ from Catholic families.
2. Catholic children resident in Middlesbrough who attend a feeder Catholic primary school, in Middlesbrough LEA, namely:· Sacred Heart, St. Clare's, St. Edward's, and St. Gerard's, St. Alphonsus’, St.Pius’ and Corpus Christi, in Redcar and Cleveland LEA, namely:· St. Gabriel’s.
3. Catholic children who attend a Catholic primary school in the deanery of:· Central Middlesbrough in the Parishes of Sacred Heart Church, St. Clare's Church, St. Francis' Church Holy Name of Mary Church, · St Romualds in the Parishes of St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Joseph's Church, Stokesley and St. Margaret's Great Ayton,· Teesville/Ormesby, in the Parishes of Corpus Christi, St. Alphonsus’, St. Gabriel’s Church, St.Pius Church
4. Other Catholics.
5. Other ‘looked after children’.
6. Christians of other denominations and children of other faiths whose parents are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the college and whose application is supported by a minister of religion.
7. Any other applicants.
Catechumens, children whose parents are catechumens, those who are candidates for reception into the church and members of an Eastern Christian Church are to be given priority next after baptised Catholics in each of the above categories.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would lead to over subscription the following provisions will be applied.
The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission will increase the priority of an application within each category.
The governing body may increase the priority of an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately be met at this school.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the sub-categories listed above would still lead to over subscription, the places up to the admission number will be offered to those living nearest to the school.
Application Procedures and Timetable
Middlesbrough LEA will send parents information about admissions in the autumn term 2003. Preference forms should be returned to the LEA according to their published timetable. Parents will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 1st March, 2004. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over subscription criteria listed above and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
In addition to their right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained in order of the over subscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Names are normally removed from the list after six months.
Pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs
The admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining of statements by the pupil’s home Local Education Authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
Supporting notes (these notes form part of the over subscription criteria)
1. ‘Looked after child’ has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Children Act 1989, and means any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents).
2. ‘Catholic’ means a member of a Church in communion with the See of Rome. This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
3. For the purposes of this admission policy, attendance at a feeder primary school includes those who were prevented from attending a feeder school due to over subscription of Catholics and whose application to attend was unsuccessful.
4. ‘Catechumen’ means a member of the catechumenate of a Catholic Church. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of reception into the order of catechumens.
5. ‘Eastern Christian Church’ includes Orthodox Churches, and is normally evidenced by a certificate of baptism or reception from the authorities of that Church.
6. To demonstrate an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can be most appropriately met at this school, the governing body will normally require written evidence from an appropriate professional, such as a social worker, doctor or priest.
7. Distances from home to school will be measured according to the Middlesbrough
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