During the COVID19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the school’s oversubscription criteria include church attendance, (at a specified frequency and period of time) parents and their children are unable to meet this criterion under the terms of our current admissions arrangements.
Therefore, we are applying to the Office of Schools Adjudicator for a variation on our admissions arrangements to include the following:
“In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church 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 alternative premises have been available for public worship”.
If you have any questions regarding this variation, please contact the school office by email firstname.lastname@example.org