New OFSTED Report Page
In our recent inspection Ofsted graded Corpus Christi as a good school with some outstanding features. The RE ofsted inspectors graded the school as outstanding in most areas. We are, of course, delighted with these judgements.
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Welcome to Corpus Christi!
We have tried to make this site as quick and as easy to navigate as possible. We hope you find what you need and that you get a flavour of the special qualities of our school.
Corpus Christi is a friendly school, with strong discipline and rapidly rising academic achievement. We are committed to education of the whole person and believe in enabling every pupil “to become the best they can be”.
Corpus pupils are friendly and focused, have a strong inner awareness of respect for themselves, for others and for God; they believe in getting on with it and to reflect the ‘can do’ culture of their teachers.
We became a Technology College in 2001. We have achieved awards in three out of the last four years in the “most improved school” category. We are committed to serving our pupils and working in partnership with parents, other schools and colleges and the wider community for our mutual good.
The school employs one full-time receptionist, two part-time receptionists and one full-time attendance officer to deal with incoming calls. They provide a high-quality service to parents, staff, students and visitors and always try to deal with queries promptly.
If you wish to speak to a specific member of staff, please remember that they may be teaching and, therefore, will be unable to speak to you immediately. In those cases you can leave a message and the teacher concerned will return your call as soon as possible.
The switchboard is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 3.30pm on Friday. Outside these times the reception is not staffed, but an answerphone is in operation.
Please mark your email clearly with the name of the member of staff you wish to receive the message.
If you know that your child is going to be absent from school e.g. hospital appointment, please inform the school in advance. This should be done by writing a note, so the form tutor can keep an accurate record of your child's attendance.
Visiting the School
If you are visiting the school for an appointment with a member of staff, please use the main staff and visitors entrance at the front of the school where a member of the reception staff will be available to take you to your appoinment.
Due to teaching timetables and other pre-arranged commitments, staff are unable to see visitors without an appointment.
Please be assured that staff at Corpus Christi do their best to deal with enquiries efficiently, politely and without delay.
ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2008
Admission to the school will be made by the governing body. The governors will admit 180 pupils at 11+ in accordance with parental preference and in the order set out below.
1. Children who are baptised Catholics and who are in public care at the time of transfer.
2. Baptised Catholic children living in the following Catholic parishes, listed in alphabetical order:
Corpus Christi, Our Lady’s, St. Gregory’s, St. Nicholas’ and St. Theresa’s, in the following order of priority:
(a) Baptised Catholic children who have a brother or sister attending Corpus Christi Catholic College at the time of transfer.
(b) Other baptised Catholics living in the above parishes.
3. Baptised Catholic children transferring from the Catholic primary schools:
(a) In the five feeder parishes named above.
(b) Other Catholic schools.
4. Baptised Catholic children:
(a) With a brother or sister attending Corpus Christi Catholic College at the time of transfer.
(b) Other baptised Catholics.
5. Non-Catholic children who are in public care at the time of transfer.
6. Non-Catholic children transferring from:
(a) Catholic primary schools located in the five Catholic parishes named above who have a brother or sister attending Corpus Christi Catholic College at the time of transfer.
(b) Catholic primary schools located in the five Catholic parishes named above.
(c) Other Catholic schools.
7. Non-Catholic children, whose parents wish them to receive a Catholic secondary education, and who:
(a) Have a brother or sister at the school at the time of transfer.
(b) Are baptised or full members of another Christian denomination or other faith.
(c) Who live in the five Catholic parishes named above.
(d) Who live outside the five Catholic parishes named above.
8. Non-Catholic children:
(a) Who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of transfer.
(b) Other non-Catholic children.
Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the 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. Straight line distance will be used as the measure.
2. If any of the categories 2, 3 or 4 is oversubscribed, places will be allocated by reference to subsequent categories in order. For example: if category 2 is oversubscribed, children who satisfy both categories 2 and 3 will have priority over children who satisfy only category 2.
3. The governing body reserves the right to admit children with proven and exceptional medical and social needs where admission to the school might best help to satisfy those exceptional needs. For example, the school has a facility which is specifically adapted to accommodate pupils with severe learning difficulties and capable of admitting pupils as agreed with special services.
Social and medical needs – Applicants should provide a letter of support from a professional such as a priest or doctor. The letter should say why the child must attend Corpus Christi
College and the results if the child had to attend a different school.
4. If the governing body has turned down an application for admission, parents have the right to appeal to the Catholic Appeals Panel. This appeal must be made in writing and submitted to The Corporate Governance Unit, 4 Floor, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR. This appeal must be received within 21 days of the refusal. The decision of the appeals panel is binding on the governors and will be sent in writing to the parents.
5. A baptismal certificate or similar appropriate documentation will be the normal method of proof of Catholic or other faith.
6. A waiting list will be held by the school for year 7 until the October half-term and the position on the list will be from the admissions’ criteria outlined above. Applicants not offered a place and who wish to be on the waiting list must inform the school.
7. It is the governing body’s policy not to consider repeat applications in the same academic year, unless there has been a major relevant change in your circumstances, for example, a valid change of address.
8. Children with a statement of special educational need are admitted under the rules in the 1996 Education Act and they may over-ride the admission criteria listed above.
9. By agreement with the LEA there is a single preference form system operating in Leeds and parents should list the school on this form. It will be available from the primary school in September each year. There will also be an additional supplementary information form which parents need to complete if they wish their child to attend a Catholic High School. The governors will need both forms when making decisions about offering places. If the supplementary information form is not sent in the governors will consider the application in the last category of the oversubscription criteria.
The key dates for parents are – forms issued 7 September – closing date 19 October and parents notified on 1 March. Ratified at the Governors’ Meeting on 15 May 2007.
Together we work, learn, pray, grow
In order to achieve this we will always try to:
· Praise God in prayer and worship
· Respect and support each other
· Work to become the best we can be
· Celebrate and rejoice in the talents of all
· Provide equal opportunities for all
· Build links with our community and care for our environment
· Be open to God’s power working in our lives.