School Admissions

Admissions

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is the admissions authority for its member schools and is responsible for determining its admission arrangements.

Each school has an Admissions Policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code and Diocesan guidance. The Local Governing Committees of each school play an active part in the admissions process.

School policies are available on the individual school websites.

Normal Round (September) Admission Applications

The Local Authorities that we work within currently centrally co-ordinate the admissions processes for all of their schools, including academies. Parents seeking a place for their child in the normal admissions round (i.e. for entry into reception, Year 3 at St. Aloysius Catholic Junior School or Year 7 in September), should make an application directly to the relevant Local Authority:

South Tyneside

Sunderland

Durham

In-Year Admission Applications

Please contact the individual school, for information on how to make an in-year admission application.

Consultation on 2023/24 Admissions Policy

Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published. As the admissions authority, Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust co-ordinates the consultation on admission arrangements.

The following two schools have proposed changes to their admission arrangements for 2023/24:

St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Sunderland

The policy for consultation for 2023/24 is available here.

A consultation response form is available to download here or by request from the school office.

Please return this form to contactus@staca.co.uk or by post to St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Willowbank Road, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

St. Bede’s Catholic School, Peterlee

The policy for consultation for 2023/24 is available here.

A consultation response form is available to download here or by request from the school office.

Please return this form to enquiries@st-bedes.durham.sch.uk or by post to St. Bede’s Catholic School, Westway, Peterlee, SR8 1DE.

The consultation for both schools will open on 22nd October and will run until 4pm on 10th December 2021.

The Local Governing Committee at each school will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2023/24.