Did you know that you do not have to be Catholic to be a part of the St Benedict's community; we pride ourselves in how we welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds, so please do consider applying!
Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 165. Places are allocated based on our admissions policy. It is always helpful to complete one of our Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) to give us as much information as possible about your child to apply the admissions policy as fairly as possible.
Year 7 Admissions
During the normal trasition process (eg coming from one of our feeder schools) you will receive information via your current school in Year 6.
- 31st October: deadline for applications. Please apply both via your local County Council, AND return the school's Supplementary Information Form to the school.
- 1st March: Letters confirming allocated places are sent by the Local Authority, or are posted online if you have made an online application.
Transferring during the school year
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Miss S Buchan, Headteacher’s PA, St Benedict’s Catholic School.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021 will be applied. Admissions Policy Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Miss S Buchan firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/apply-for-a-secondary-school-place-20222023/.
For more information
If you are interested in applying for a place at St Benedict's or have any questions, we would be pleased to hear from you:
Telephone: 01284 753512
Under the School Admissions Code (SAC), in order to make any changes to the oversubscription criteria in school admissions, admissions authorities (in this case St Benedict’s School) must consult on any changes within statutory timescales. Proposed changes for 2023 admissions must take place for 6 weeks prior to 31st January 2022. The Governors of St Benedict’s school propose to make changes to the school’s admission policy for 2023 and is therefore seeking to consult with parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen and other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions.
The draft policy and consultation will be live on the school website from Friday 17th December for six weeks. Any responses to the consultation should be directed to the Head’s PA, Stephanie Buchan at: email@example.com