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Admissions Policy 2020-2021

If you would like your child to attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. All applications are welcome.


All applications for a place at Holy Family must go directly to Essex LA.  Check online for Essex primary school admissions. Following guidance you will receive log-in details from them. It is vital to apply before the deadline if you hope to gain a place at one of your highest priority schools. Once the Essex deadline for applications has passed Essex will send us a list of all families who have listed Holy Family as a place for their child.  We send you a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) with a letter from us giving further instructions and deadlines.  Using the SIFs, Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP), Baptismal Certificates, supporting letters from ministers of faith and supporting letters from you, we rank every application.  We return this ranked list to Essex by their deadline and they process it, sending out offers accordingly.


For applicants who are catholic in faith

The Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP) will only be available from your Parish Priest.  Please see him directly.  This form MUST be returned to Holy Family School by the deadline stated in our letter. The CCP is essential as it allows us to correctly prioritise applications in line with our admissions policy, as do the Baptismal certificates.


Please ensure that only current forms are used for both the Catholic Certificate of Practice and the Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 


The SIF and CCP must reach the school office by the deadline stipulated on covering letters which the school sends out within the admissions process.


For applicants who are Christian in faith

Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family and submit it to the school office, along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF), and any baptismal certificates by the deadline given.


For applicants who are of other faiths

Please obtain a letter from your minister of faith supporting your application to Holy Family, and submit it to the school office along with the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) by the deadline given.


For all other applicants

Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) sent to you from Holy Family School, complete and return it by the deadline stated on the accompanying letter.  Any letter that you write to support your application should also be submitted to us with your SIF.