Admissions 2021

 

"As parents we are more than happy with Bishop Justus. From Yr7 to present day we feel our daughter has had a great school experience & education. Throughout the strange period of Covid Lockdown, we couldn't praise the school enough for the virtual & online lessons. Mr Murphy & all the staff have been amazing & very approachable."

Year 9 Parent

 

Welcome to the Open Week Admissions page. 

Bishop Justus Church of England School seeks to serve its community in the name of the Church by ensuring excellent education in a Christian setting. The academy’s distinctive ethos and approach are offered to all members of the academy and we welcome applications from all members of the community. Parents applying for places do so knowing that Bishop Justus Church of England School provides an education based on Christian principles.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which admission forms do I need to complete?

All applicants must complete the Common Application Form (your child's primary school will provide more information regarding this). If you wish to apply for one of our Foundation Church Places you must also complete our supplementary form where you will find more information.   

Bishop Justus Supplementary Forms must be returned to the school by 31st October 2020. 

 

  • Which admission category will my child be in?

If you or your child attend a Christian place of worship you will be placed in A categories, otherwise your child will be placed in the relevant B or C categories (see below). 

A1 – up to 60 places are offered to

1. Children who worship or whose parent(s) worship regularly within a Church of England Church that is within the Deanery of Bromley, Beckenham or Orpington. Regular means that the priest or minister confirms attendance on average twice or more each month over the preceding two years at the principal act of worship on Sunday.

2. Children who worship or whose parent(s) worships irregularly in a Church of England Church that is within the Deanery of Bromley, Beckenham or Orpington. Irregular means that the priest or minister confirms attendance on average less than twice each month over the preceding two years at the principal act of worship on Sunday.

A2 – at least 40 places are offered to

2. Children who worship or whose parent(s) worship regularly in another Christian denomination within the Deanery of Bromley, Beckenham or Orpington (Christian is defined as a church in membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance). Regular means that the priest or minister confirms attendance on average twice or more each month over the preceding two years at the principal act of worship on Sunday.

3. Children who worship or whose parent(s) worship irregularly in another Christian denomination within the Deanery of Bromley, Beckenham or Orpington (Christian is defined as a church in membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance). Irregular means that the priest or minister confirms attendance on average less than twice each month over the preceding two years at the principal act of worship on Sunday.

B. AQUINAS PLACES

Up to 80 places each year are designated as Aquinas places for children who attend a primary school within the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust. There is no requirement to complete a supplementary form when applying under this category.

Priority will be given to children who attend a primary school within the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust.

If there are more applicants than places in Category B, priority will be determined using the “Tiebreak”.

C. OPEN PLACES

At least 60 places each year are designated as Open Places. There is no requirement to complete a supplementary form when applying under this category. Priority will be given to all other pupils applying for a place at Bishop Justus Church of England School.

If there are more applicants than places in Category C, priority will be determined using the “Tie break” (see definition below).

Tiebreak

1. Children of staff at the academy – Bishop Justus may give priority to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances:

a) Where the member of staff has been employed at the academy for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the academy is made, and/or

b) The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

2. Children who have a brother, sister or step or half siblings including fostered and adopted siblings or the child of the parent/ carer’s partner, and in every case, the child must be registered as living in the same family unit at the same home address as the child attending Bishop Justus at the time of admission. Children with siblings in Year 11 who will have left Bishop Justus at the time of the younger child’s admission do not qualify.

3. Children who live the shortest distance to the academy, measured along a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school building.

  • How large was catchment area last year?

The proximity for open places was 5.54 miles for 2020.

 

Applications for Year 7 must be made using the appropriate Common Application Form. 

Supplementary Form 

If you are applying for a Foundation Place please also complete the above supplementary form and return it to the school either by post or email admissions@bishopjustus.bromley.sch.uk by the 31st October 2020 

Should your church be without an incumbent (Vicar, Priest, Pastor) please ask the church warden, who needs to have known your child for two years or more, to complete our application forms. Both church administrators and Area Deans are also able to do this, again, having known your child for two years or more.

 

Published Admission Number 

This year's PAN is 240 students.

 

Open Place Category 

 

Church of England churches within the Beckenham, Bromley and Orpington Deanery 

                            

  

 

Uniform

Please follow the link below to view information about the Bishop Justus Uniform

Uniform

Please follow the links below to view our uniform lists. 

Graduates Schoolwear

Bromley Schoolwear

Bishop Justus Uniform Page 

A look into this year's Year 7

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