How to apply for a place at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School:
Parents must apply for a place at BHF via their Local Authority. In September, Local Authorities such as Reading LA or West Berkshire, invite applications from residents for the schools of their preferred choices. Applications close by October 31st. The co-ordination between LA's then occurs in order to place applicants into schools and the applicants are informed of which school they have been allocated to on or about March 1st. For BHF, although not compulsory, we ask that parents applying complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) so that the correct ranking according to our Admission Policy can take place by the Governing Body. The deadline for submission of SIFs, for admission in September 2022, is 31st December 2021.
Parents wishing to apply for places for in year 7-11 outside the normal round of September admissions must apply via Brighter Futures for Children and are requested to complete the appropriate Supplementary Information Form (see below) and submit it to school with supporting evidence, if applicable, so that applications may be ranked correctly. A waiting list is maintained in all year groups. If a place is refused because the year group is full parents must advise the school if they wish to be placed on the waiting list.
Brighter Futures for Children In Year Admissions: https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/schools/admissions/in-year/
The Governing Body of Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School has determined its Year 7 and Sixth Form admissions arrangements and Supplementary Information Forms for 2022 - 2023 after giving due consideration to comments received regarding the Admissions policy and Supplementary Information Form during the consultation period. A link to these documents is below. If you consider that they are not in compliance with the Schools Admissions Code or the law relating to admissions, you may forward comments to the Schools Adjudicator. Details of how to object can be found on the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-schools-adjudicator.
Reading Borough Council's Admissions page can be accessed via: https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/schools/admissions/secondary/
Year 7 September 2022
The deadline for submitting secondary appeals is: 29th March 2023.
The web page parents should go to for submitting their appeal online and for information on the appeals process is: http://www.reading.gov.uk/schoolappeals
Admissions Appeal Procedure
If your child is not offered a place at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School, you have a right to appeal against this decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. To submit your appeal online and to obtain full guidance for making an appeal follow the link to the Local Authority website for Reading Borough Council: http://www.reading.gov.uk/schoolappeals.
Appeals should be submitted via the online appeal form or sent to:
Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Reading Borough Council