Families are welcome to come and look around our school at any time during the school year. Simply contact our school office on 01202 393570 to arrange a visit. They will arrange for you to have a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet the Headteacher and members of staff.
You can apply to send your child to Bethany CE Junior School at any time during the school year. If you would like your child to attend our school, please see details of the admission process below and if you need any advice or assistance our school office team will be happy to help.
STATEMENT REGARDING THE CHANGE TO St Clement’s & St John’s CE Infant and Bethany Junior CE school ADMISSION POLICY 2018-19
St Clement’s & St John’s Infant and Bethany Junior School admissions policy has always aimed to follow current guidelines and support the Christian Ethos of the school, Christian families and local community in line with the deeds of the school. A guiding principle of admissions to St Clement’s and St John’s Church of England Infant School and Bethany Church of England Junior School is that the schools should serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
After reflection and discussion with local church leaders, the admissions policy has therefore been adapted to continue this aim in line with the Diocese of Winchester's recommended admissions policy and the inclusivity recommended in the Admissions Code.
Following the Local Authority consultation process and in line with many church schools in the area, and, indeed, throughout the country, the school Governors and the Ocean Learning Trust Board of Directors have removed “active member of a Christian church” from the oversubscription criteria in the Admissions Policy 2018-19. The policy can be seen on the school website.
This does not affect our status as church schools nor diminish our commitment to developing our Christian values and distinctiveness.