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The Governing Body, acting through its Education Committee, will admit pupils each year at age 11, without regard to aptitude or ability. Coloma would welcome applications from throughout the community, regardless of faith or background; however, Applicants need to be aware that Coloma is a heavily over-subscribed school and that Catholic Candidates are prioritised above non-Catholic Candidates when there is over-subscription. The school received 372 applications from Catholic Candidates for entry in September 2020 which meant that offers of places in Year 7 were made to Catholic Candidates only.
Those wishing to apply for a place at the school need to review the documents below:
This document sets out the policy which will be followed for all admission applications to the school for pupil entry in the 2021-22 academic year.
Information requested on this form is only used if the school is over-subscribed and there is a need to apply the over-subscription criteria in order to rank the applications according to the degree of commitment to Catholic religious practice. That ranking will determine the order in which offers of places are made.
Please note that the deadline for submission of the Supplementary Information Form is Saturday 31st October 2020
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
For all applications for places in Year 7, please ensure that you also complete the Application Form issued by your Local Authority, and return it directly to the Authority. The Supplementary Information Form is not an application form for a place at Coloma.
For all applications for places in Year 7, please ensure that you also provide a Request for Information From Priest Form completed by your priest, in order to ensure the correct application of the Admissions policy.
Admissions Clarification (Covid-19)
Coloma Convent Girls’ School Admission Arrangements 2021-2022
Parents and carers applying for places at Coloma in Years 7 to 11 in the academic year 2021-2022 are asked to note the following statement in relation to the Mass Attendance oversubscription criterion set out in Coloma’s admission arrangements:
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the governing body of Coloma Convent Girls’ School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted while churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. If a parent or carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
Chair of Governors, Coloma Convent Girls’ School