Once you have visited St Francis, we would ask you to register your child(ren) at the earliest possible opportunity, which includes a £75 non-refundable registration fee. Once we have received a registration form, we would then look to arrange a taster day (or session) closer to the time of entry, as well as requesting reports from their current setting.
The taster days and sessions are designed to allow both parties to assess whether St Francis offers an environment in which the child would prosper. Confidential reports from the child’s previous school may be requested. Any specific needs that are identified during the taster day or session will be discussed with the parents. Detailed assessments may take place at the discretion of the Headmaster. Whilst the admissions policy is designed to allow for a broad range of children with differing abilities to take advantage of the educational opportunities on offer at St Francis, the Headmaster retains the right to decline admission to pupils whom he considers to be unable to meet the academic or behavioural standards of the school, and where this could affect the education of other pupils.
Should the taster session go well, and providing a space is available, a formal offer of a place will be made. To accept this place an Acceptance of Place form must be completed and returned along with £500 deposit (this will be £250 for those transferring from Little Saints Nursery). All deposits are refundable when a child leaves the School.