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Admissions: Prospective families

Admissions update: 

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If you are looking for a school place for your child please contact the school office who will be able to update you with our current vacancies. 

Applications for admissions to Reception in September 2021 will be open to children born between 01.09.2016 and 31.08.2017.

The London Borough of Bexley administers the applications process according to Hope’s admissions policy which can be viewed here or copies are available from the School Office.

As a school with religious designation, 20% of school places will be allocated to children from faith backgrounds if we are oversubscribed. To apply for a faith based place please complete our Supplementary Information Form here. This should be handed in directly to the school. 

Further information is available from the school office but all applications need to be made through the London Borough of Bexley application process. Applications can be made through the online form on the London Borough of Bexley website or a paper form can be collected or sent out by post or email if applicants contact the School office. 

The deadline for applications is 15th January 2021.  If you apply online, you will receive an email with the outcome of your application on 16th April 2021, which is the National offer day. Please note that iIf you apply on a paper form, you will receive a letter which will be posted on 16th April 2021. 

If you would like more information or to come and see the school we currently offer tours and the opportunity to meet our Principal and someone from the Trust at 10.30am on the following dates:

Tuesday 20th October, Tuesday 3rd November,  Tuesday 10th November, Tuesday 17th November, Tuesday 24th November.  

Please call our office to book in ( 020 3223 2000) and confirm if these tour will be operating under Covid 19 restrictions. 

Unfortunately our main school playground is currently not accessible to wheelchairs. If you or your child uses a wheelchair please discuss this with us. 

Appeals for Reception children starting September 2021

You have the right to appeal if you are not offered a place at one of the schools that you listed on your application form.  If you wish to appeal, you should complete the appeal form below and return it to the school.

Appeals Timetable:

21 May 2021:

Deadline for lodging Appeals against a decision not to offer a place at Hope Community School.

June - July 2021:

Appeals will be heard up to 40 school days after the deadline.

Appellants will receive at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.

Late applicants:

Appeals will be hearing within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals - where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-Year Appeals Will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.