As Weston Turville is an Aided Church School, the Governing Body controls admissions to the school with the support of the Local Authority and the Oxford Diocese.
Admissions 2023-24 - CONSULTATION
The Governing Body is now consulting on its 2023-24 Admissions policy.
The Governing Body admits children to the school based on a set of subscription criteria. For the year 2023-24 governors wish to consult on the removal of the ‘religious preference’ criterion for admission.
To date the school’s Admissions Policies have contained the third criterion as follows –
“Children with a normal home address within the catchment area
Children, one of whose parents has expressed a denominational preference for this school and whose normal home address is within the parish of St Mary Weston Turville and whose application is supported by proof of church commitment at any Christian church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTIBI) or the Evangelical Alliance (EA).”
Governors propose removing the second part of this criterion so that criterion iii reads –
“Children with a normal home address within the catchment area.”
You will find a copy of the proposed Admissions Policy for 2023-24 below. If you have an objection to this change please could you send an email to email@example.com and mark it for the attention of Paul Fyfe, the Chair of Governors. Governors will then consider any objections at their next meeting.
The consultation closes on Monday 17th January 2022.
Admissions during 2021-22 and 2022-23
From 2020, in line with the Local Authority, our catchment area no longer includes the Hampden Hall estate, but does include a small area to the east of the village. This area is shared with Aston Clinton School.
The governors of Weston Turville CE School support the changes implemented by the Local Authority, but also wish to make clear that the parish boundary, which is larger than the main catchment area, remains the catchment area for those children applying on religious preference grounds with proof of attendance at a local Church of England church. Parents applying on these grounds should fill in the supplementary form at the end of our policy and return it directly to the school.
Update due to Covid-19: 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.
Please see our 2021-22 and 2022-23 Admissions Policies below, along with our prospectus.
If you would like to apply for a place in our Reception Class you should apply to Buckinghamshire Council who administer a co-ordinated admissions scheme for Buckinghamshire schools.
If you would like to apply for any other year group please use the casual entry application form below.