Admissions

St Alban’s Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Baldwin’s Gardens

Holborn

EC1N 7SD

0207-242-8585

 

Criteria for Admissions 2018/2019

 

St Alban's has a long and great tradition of serving and being an important part of the local community. A warm welcome is extended to all children whose parents live or work in the area.

 

St Alban's School is a Church of England Foundation. As such, the Governors welcome applications from all those who are in sympathy with the character and values of a Church of England School. The school's authorised admission number is 30 places, with 26 full-time equivalent places in the nursery class.

 

Admissions at this Church of England VA school are the responsibility of the governors and if a class is oversubscribed applicants are considered in the following order of priority:

 

1. Church of England looked after children or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

 

2. ‘All other’ looked after children or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

 

3. Children whose parent(s) worship at the church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, having attended at least once a month for a minimum of six months prior to the date of application.

 

Applicants should provide written evidence of their church attendance with the supplementary form. This should be a letter from the priest of the church or equivalent.

 

4. Children who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.

 

5. Children who live in the parish of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn.

 

6. Children who do not live in the parish but whose parent(s) worship at any other Christian church of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Evangelical Alliance, having attended at least once a month for a minimum of six months prior to the date of application.

 

Applicants should provide written evidence of their church attendance with the supplementary form. This should be a letter from the priest of the church or equivalent.

 

7. All other children.

 

 

General Principle

 

In criteria 3 – 7 priority will be given to those children who have attended the nursery for at least 2 terms.

 

In each of the numbered categories, if there are more applicants than places, priority is given to applicants living nearest to the main entrance of the school on Baldwin’s Gardens measured by a straight line –“as the crow flies.”

 

In cases where a twin or a sibling from a multiple birth tie for the last available place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number.