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Admissions and Transfers

 
We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and abilities.
 
The governing body of St. Peter’s Church of England (Aided) Junior School applies the regulations on admissions fairly and equally to all those who wish to attend this school.
 
Catchment Area:
That area of Wisbech enclosed by but not including Clarkson Avenue in the south; Lynn Road even numbers 100 and above to the Norfolk border in the west and north; and by the Norfolk border to and including Chapnall Road and roads leading off; Stow Road numbers 1 – 80; and the roads north of Staithe Road but
not including Staithe Road. By agreement, the school also serves the north side of East Walsoken. Priority will be given to children who live in the designated catchment area.
 
The Governors will therefore consider applications for any remaining places from parents who live outside the catchment area but who wish their children to be educated in a Church of England school.
In the event of being over-subscribed with applicants from outside the catchment area the
following criteria will apply (including COVID AMENDMENTS):

  1. Children who have a special need for which St. Peter’s School is uniquely placed to cater.
  2. Children of regular worshippers of the Church of England at least monthly for a period of 12 months prior to the application deadline date. 
  3. Children of regular worshippers of other Christian denominations, at least monthly for a period of 12 months prior to the application deadline date. 
  4. Children whose parents, not members of a Christian Church (In this policy 'Christian church' means a church which is Designated as such, nationally by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, or locally by the diocesan bishop, or which is a member of Churches Together in England, or affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance, or a Partner Church of Affinity),  wish their children to attend St. Peter’s because of its religious emphasis. 
  5. Children living nearest to the school according to the shortest available, safe, walking route.
  

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, the relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to other faiths, the relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship

Important note: All parents applying under criteria 2 and 3 must complete a supplementary information form and, submit it directly to the school. The forms can be downloaded from here or obtained from the school office.
 
The school’s intake limit (PAN) is 70. 
Year 3 PAN from September 2022 will be 60 after following due process and consultation.
 
 
 
Transfers
Infant Feeder Schools
St Peter’s enjoys a close, professional and positive relationship with our neighbouring infants schools. There is a particularly close link with Clarkson Infants, which is our main feeder school. This is important to ensure continuity and progression of learning for the children who transfer to St Peter’s.
 
Secondary Transfer
From St Peters’ children usually transfer to the Thomas Clarkson Academy, which caters for pupils from 11 to 16 years of age. Some children also transfer to either Marshland High School at West Walton or the fee paying Independent Grammar School where entry is by examination.  Visit them online here: