St Benedict’s is a Voluntary Aided, Catholic School situated in the Diocese of Brentwood and is maintained by the Essex Local Authority. Applications are welcomed from parents who wish their children to receive a Christian Education.
The number of intended admissions to Year 7 in any school year is 180.
Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Benedict’s must apply to their home Local Authority and also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form. The closing date for applications to the Local Authority is the 31st October and Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the school by the 31st October.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available the criteria specified for the year of Admission will be applied. Please see links on this page for our Admissions Criteria.
The National Offer Date is 1st March or the first working day after. Offers of places will be sent out to parents/guardians of applicants by first class mail on that date.
Unsuccessful applicants for admission in Year 7 have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. Parents will be given information about how to appeal with the pack notifying them of the outcome of their application.
Completed appeal forms must be received by the College within 20 days of the date of the letter notifying them that their application was unsuccessful. Additional information / evidence to support the appeal must be received no later than 13th May. Any information submitted after this date may not be considered at the appeal hearing.
Unsuccessful applicants for years 8 – 11 have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. Details can be obtained from the school Admissions Officer.
In addition to the right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained in accordance with the admissions criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Names are normally removed from the list after 3 months and parents will need to make a fresh application to remain on the list.
Mid-year applications will, as far as reasonably practicable, be dealt with promptly. Parents need to apply directly to St Benedict’s College, using the Mid-year application form which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or from the link on this page . A supplementary information form will also need completing if applicable. Applications will be ranked according to the admissions criteria. Should we be unable to offer a place then the details under Right to Appeal and Waiting List and Over-subscription will apply.
The admission of pupils with Statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a separate procedure, which is integral to the making and maintenance of statements by the pupil’s local Education Authority. Parents considering naming the school are advised to make early contact with our SEN department.
Applications from disabled students will be ranked according to the admissions criteria, unless there is a Statement of Special Educational Needs / Education Health Care Plan. The admission of disabled students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs / Education Health Care Plan is dealt with by a separate procedure which is integral to the making and maintenance of statements by the pupil’s local Education Authority. Parents considering naming the school are advised to make early contact with our SEND department.