St. Stephen's School




" Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you.
Do not be afraid to dream of great things " - Pope Francis

Admissions

Thank you for interest in St Stephen's Catholic Primary School.  Please see the links below for information on our admissions procedures.

Admissions Information click here

Admissions Arrangements and Policy click here

Appeals Timetable click here

Bexley Primary school admissions click here 

St Stephen's Supplementary Form click here

The governing body of St Stephen's Catholic Primary School has adopted a statement on Catholic practice. Set out below is a copy of the statement that has been placed on the admissions page on our website. This statement has also been communicated by email to the local authority of Bexley; all local primary schools where the admission authority is not Bexley and all local Catholic secondary schools. The statement will also be included in correspondence and presentations with parents and carers.

Statement:

Admissions Clarification (Covid-19) St Stephen's Catholic Primary School Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Parents and carers applying for places in the academic year 2021-2022 are asked to note the following statement in relation to the Mass Attendance oversubscription criterion set out in St Stephen's Catholic Primary School’s admission arrangements: On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the governing body of St Stephen's Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted while churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.

The draft policy for admission in September 2022 has been amended to include reference to the suspension of the Sunday Mass obligation. During this consultation period, comments can be sent to Elizabeth Brett c/o admin@st-stephens.bexley.sch.uk. Comments are only sought on the 'note' at the end of paragraph 3. Copies of the proposed admission arrangements can be sent upon request.

Virtual Tour of St Stephen's Catholic Primary School 

 

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A Letter from the Headteacher

A Day in the Life of St Stephen's Catholic Primary School

 

Welcome to Reception