Parents particularly value the nurturing ethos at St John’s and are very complimentary about the transition arrangements for starting early years. They reported to inspectors that their children had settled in very quickly, making friends and quickly progressing with their reading and other skills. (Ofsted Dec 2018)
St John's School is its own Admissions authority. However, we are part of the co-ordinated admissions scheme for routine entry into schools (children starting in FS2/Reception) through Reading Borough Council (Brighter Future for Children) and applications for school must be made to Reading Borough Council on their application form and also on a school application form to give supplementary or additional information.
Applications for in-year places, also known as casual or non-routine, must be made direct to the school.
More information about the application process can be found on the Council's website https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/schools/admissions/primary/
If you are not offered a place at St John’s, you are entitled to appeal against this decision.We would request that you read the documentation on the following link prior to submitting an appeal: http://www.reading.gov.uk/schoolappeals
If on reading this information you feel that you would wish to appeal, you should contact The Clerk to the Appeal Panel Members, Civic Centre, Reading RG1 7TD - telephone 0118 937 2532 or online at the above link.
St John’s Church of England Primary School will be following the Reading Borough Council’s timetable for Admissions for 2020-21, as follows:
Timetable for applications to school
|Guide for Parents and Carers made available on Brighter Futures for Children website||By 12 September 2019|
|Reading Parents/Carers to receive application information (if they attend a Reading nursery/pre-school/ childminder)||By 12 November 2019|
|Online admissions site open||12 November 2019 – 15 January 2020|
|Closing date for applications||15 January 2020|
|National Offer Day for on time Applications – offer letters posted to Reading residents. Online applicants can view outcome of application. NB. letters are sent by 2nd Class post||16 April 2020|
|Deadline for parents to accept||30 April 2020|
|Late applications processed||From 1 May 2020|
|Closing date for receipt of appeals||15 May 2020|
|Appeals to be heard if submitted by 15 May 2020||June – July 2020|
|Admissions round ends||31st August 2020|
Appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline will still be heard but may not be heard with the other appeals for the same school.
There is no right to appeal for Nursery places, although you may write to the Chair of the Governors, c/o The Clerk, St John's Primary School, 121-147 Orts Road, Reading, Berks RG1 3JN
Admission Policy for school 2019-20
Admission Policy for school 2020-21
Admission Policy 2021-2022
Application form for school and Church attendance form
Nursery Admission Policies 2019-20, 2020-2021 and 2021-2-22
Nursery application form and Church supplementary form
Secondary School Application process:
Timetable for applications
|By 12 September 2019||Application packs sent to primary schools|
|12 September 2019||Online application system opens|
|31 October 2019||Closing date for applications|
|2 March 2020||National offer day for on-time applications|
|15 March 2020||Deadline to accept offered place|
|16 March 2020||Late applications processed|
|29 March 2020||Deadline for appeals to be lodged|
|May – June 2020||Appeals to be heard if submitted by 29 March 2020|
|31 August 2020||Admissions round ends|
How to apply
Parents must apply online via the Reading Citizen Portal between 9.00am 12 September 2019 and 11:59pm 31 October 2019.