Christ Church New Malden Church of England Primary School has a distinctive Christian ethos which is at the heart of this School and provides an inclusive, caring and supportive environment where children learn and flourish in a setting shaped by Christian values. We welcome applications from all members of the community and we ask all parents to respect the Christian ethos of our school and its importance to our community.
The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils to Christ Church New Malden Church of England Primary School and admits 60 pupils to the Reception Year each September.
- You should apply online by going to www.eadmissions.org.uk or www.kingston.gov.uk. Admissions run from late September until the following 15th January. If you are unable to apply online you should complete the Royal Borough of Kingston Council’s application form which you obtain from School Admissions (by phone on 020 8547 5004 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The supplementary form, see below, should be returned directly to us.
- The maximum size of each class is 30 pupils giving a maximum of 60 pupils in each year group.
- If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available then the Governors will offer places on the basis of the ranked criteria in our Admissions Policy which can be found below.
If you are thinking of applying to our school we recommend that you attend one of our tours for prospective parents. Please contact the school office.
Consultation on changes to School Admissions Policy
The governors have been considering some changes to the school admissions policy for 2020. They wish to review it to ensure that it reflects the school’s commitment to both the local diverse Christian community and the wider community. This has led them to change section 5 to include Christians who live in New Malden but do not go to a Churches Together in New Malden church. They have then added a limit of 15 to the church places to ensure there are plenty of places available based on distance from the school.
The policy is open for consultation for 6 weeks, should you wish to make a comment please either send a letter addressed to the Chair of Governors or email email@example.com.
You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any or all of the schools that you’ve applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else.
The admissions authority for the school you’re applying to must explain why your child hasn’t been offered a place at that school. They must also explain how you can appeal against this decision.
Your appeal will be heard by a panel which is independent of the school and the admissions authority whose decision you’re appealing against. You’ve the right to attend the hearing to explain your case to the independent appeal panel.
There are strict rules around the appointment of the appeal panel members to ensure their impartiality and independence. The panel’s decision has to be accepted by the admissions authority and the school.
The deadline to lodge an appeal is Friday 24 May 2019 (this must be at least 20 school days from the offer date). Appeals for schools will be heard during June and or July 2019.
The law says that there can’t be more than 30 pupils in an infant class. If your child has been refused a place an appeal will only be successful in very limited circumstances.
The appeal panel must consider whether:
- the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the School Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (or, the admission arrangements are found to be unlawful)
- the child would have been offered a place if the admissions arrangements had been followed properly
- the decision to refuse admission was not one which a ‘reasonable’ admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case
So the panel can judge whether an admissions authority has acted unreasonably, they’ll have to be satisfied that the decision not to admit the child was ‘perverse in the light of the admission arrangements’ – the decision taken was so outrageous in its defiance of logic or of accepted moral standards that no sensible person could ever have reached it.
When considering an appeal for any other year group, panels follow a two stage process in reaching decisions.
- A factual stage – this considers whether the school’s published admission arrangements were correctly applied in the individuals case, and decides whether harm (or prejudice) would arise to the efficient provision of education and/or the efficient use of resources in the school if the child was admitted.
- A balancing stage – the panel can use its discretion here, balancing between the degree of prejudice to the school (or harm) and the weight of the parent’s case, before coming to a decision.
In Year Admissions
If you are applying for a place in current classes then please complete a Royal Borough of Kingston In Year Application form. Please contact Royal Borough of Kingston School Admissions.
Please see below the Admissions Arrangements for Rainbow Nursery for September 2019. The closing date for applications Is Friday 8th March 2019 Late applications will be placed on our waiting list. For those applying under the religious criteria for a place, a supplementary form will also need to be completed and returned to the school. It is available from the office at the Infant site or to download here:
A copy of the Local Authority’s booklet Nursery Education in Kingston Upon Thames can be downloaded here.