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St. Vincent's Admission criteria

In the criteria below, every reference to Catholic refers to someone who is baptised Catholic. A practising Catholic refers to someone who goes to Holy Mass every Sunday and Holy Day (as evidenced by the completed Priest Form).
Catholic includes all the Churches in communion with the Pope, including Eastern Rite Catholics, for example, Maronites. The Priest's Reference Form is not part of these Admissions Criteria, as advised by the School Admissions Adjudicator.

  1. Children from Catholic families who are in the care of a local authority - ‘looked-after’ children and children who were looked after but left local authority care because they were adopted (or became the subject of a residence order or special guardianship order) and are baptised Catholics.
  2. Catholic children of practising Catholic families who live in the parish of St Vincent, Waldegrave Road, Dagenham RM8 2QB.
  3. Catholic children of practising Catholic families living outside the parish of St Vincent, Waldegrave Road, Dagenham RM8 2QB.
  4. Catholic children living in the parish of St Vincent, Waldegrave Road, Dagenham RM8 2QB.
  5. Catholic children who do not live in the parish of St Vincent, Waldegrave Road, Dagenham RM8 2QB.
  6. Other looked-after children or children who were looked after but who left local authority care because they were adopted (or became the subject of a residence order or special guardianship order).
  7. Baptised Orthodox children whose application is approved by their priest.
  8. Children of other Christian denominations whose parents agree with the aims and ethos of the school and whose application is supported by a minister of religion.
  9. Children of other faiths whose parents agree with the aims and ethos of the school and whose application is supported by a religious leader.
  10. Children of parents who want their children to be educated in a Catholic school.

Where it is necessary to differentiate further within a category, the school will give priority to children who have siblings attending the school at the time of admission. Then in the event of an equal claim in any one category, distance from home to the school main gate on Burnside Road may be used, the highest priority being to those closest.
Distances would be measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crow flies) using SIA's Geographical Information System - SMART.

For further information on admissions please visit Admission section of the Council website.

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