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 2020, is 31st December 2019.

In Year Admissions 2019-2020

Parents wishing to apply for places for in year 7-11 outside the normal round of September admissions must apply via their Local Authority 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.

Admissions 2020-2021

The Governing Body of Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School has determined its Year 7 and Sixth Form admissions arrangements and Supplementary Information Forms for 2020 - 2021 after giving due consideration to comments received regarding the Sixth Form 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: http://www.reading.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Year 7 September 2020

  • The deadline for submitting secondary appeals is: 29th March 2020.
  • 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
Committee Services
Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Reading
RG1 2LU