Admissions Policy and Procedures

St Elizabeth’s is a voluntary aided school in the Diocese of Southwark. It is in the trusteeship of the Diocese. The school is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Anyone is welcome to apply for a place at St Elizabeth’s, however, as a voluntary aided school with a religious character, the school exists primarily to serve the Catholic community and Catholic children always have priority of admission.

Click here to read the Admissions Policy and Procedures for 2020/2021.

Click here to read the Admissions Policy and Procedures for 2021/2022.

Click here to read the Admissions Policy and Procedures for 2022/2023

How places have been offered on National Offer Day (30 places)
2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of applications 166 166 158 128
Places allocated to:
Baptised Catholics as follows: 30 30 30 30
Looked after or previously looked after children 1 0 1 0
Siblings 18 20 15 19
Non-siblings within designated parishes 11 10 15 11
Non-siblings outside designated parishes 0 0 0 0
Christian children of other denominations 0 0 0 0
Number of appeals heard 2 4 1 0
Number of successful appeals 0 0 0 0
There is a waiting list Yes Yes Yes Yes
School Application Forms

In addition to the application to the Local Authority, the school requests the completion of 2 forms which must be submitted to the school office by the application closing date published by the Local Authority.

Supplementary Information Form

The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should be completed by the parent and the Parish Priest, and the Parish Priest will return the form to school no later than the application closing date. If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted, the Governing Body will only be able to consider the application after all applicants who have completed a Supplementary Information Form.

Evidence of Catholic Practice in Supplementary Information Form following the Coronavirus outbreak.

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

It is the intention of the governing body/trustees to seek a variation from the Office of the Schools’ Adjudicator, in relation to Catholic practice. Granting of this variation is, at this time, pending.

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 Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School’s admission arrangements:

On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the governing body of St Elizabeth’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.

Click here to view St Elizabeth’s School Addendum to Supplementary Information Form 2021-22. 

Click here to view a map of the Parish Boundaries within the Mortlake Deanery.

School Registration Form

The School Registration Form should be completed by the parent and returned to school no later than the application closing date.   The school also requests the child’s original Baptismal Certificate, a copy will be made and the original certificate returned. 

See Key Dates for Reception Class Entry 2021.

Click here for advice for parents on making an Appeal to a Primary School in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Open Mornings for Reception Class Entry 2021

We welcome all prospective parents for Reception to come and visit our school.   On your visit, you will meet with the Headteacher who will answer any specific questions you may have.   Parents will also receive a tour around the school.

During the current time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are changes to our usual arrangements for Reception open mornings.

If you would like to attend an open morning, please contact the school office on 020 8940 3015 for more information.