Admission lists normally open in the year leading up to the year of entry and these will operate for reception and Year 7. Parents wishing to place their children into lists in advance can normally do so only for these classes.
For other year groups, places will be available only if places have not been taken up or a place is created by the withdrawal of a pupil.
Our normal admissions procedure is for an interview to be arranged before admission is sought. At interview, parents should make available a copy of the child's most recent report and copies of any other information they consider relevant.
Registration is secured only by receipt of an admission form and the registration fee (non-returnable) of £50 and a satisfactory assessment of the pupil.
Junior School Admissions
For entry to the junior school, a pupil should normally be working at the level deemed appropriate for his/her age as per the national curriculum.
Senior School Admissions
For senior school, entrants at Year 7 should be working reasonably at level 4 of the national curriculum in English and maths, and the entrance assessment in the March prior to entry is aimed at ascertaining levels in these two vital areas.
St Gerard's has a broad intake but no special needs provision. Entrants into Years 8, 9 and 10 will be invited to a taster day and undergo informal assessments before admission is confirmed.
The completed admission form is essential for any further processing of the application after interview.