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The school is part of the Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme.  Please apply via your Local Authority.

PLEASE NOTE - if you wish to apply under the FSM or Faith criteria, you must submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) with your application.  The SIF comes directly to the Deanery CE Academy and must be received by 31st October 2021.

Changes to school admissions appeals due to coronavirus:

Variation to the admissions arrangements for September 2021 for the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust Schools:

Christian Malford

The Deanery




St Leonards

St Peter's Chippenham

Sutton Benger

Variation to the admissions arrangements for September 2021

As Chair of the Main Board, I write to confirm that by Chair's Action, the Main Board of Directors of the Trust resolve to propose that a variation be made to the admissions arrangements for admission to Year R and Year 7 in September 2021, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance. 

The variation requested is that " 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". 

This request is made in order that parents seeking admission to the school can readily determine what the admissions oversubscription criteria are and how they may be met, and thereby enable the school to deal lawfully, fairly and transparently with admissions matters in the exceptional circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic. 

For convenience, given that we understand a large number of similar requests are being made, the Governing Body consents to the Diocese submitting this request on our behalf, along with those of other schools making such requests for this variation.

This request is made in accordance with the DfE guidance on governing body business during the pandemic, as it is a matter of importance and is time limited, given the relevant admissions timescales.


Yours sincerely,

Lynda Fisher

Chair of the Main Board of Directors

Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (schools affected detailed above)

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