Gumley House School FCJ

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Thank you for taking an interest in Gumley House School FCJ . 

Gumley House is a Catholic school for girls, with boys admitted into the Sixth Form.  We are rooted in gospel values and will ensure that the education that your daughter will receive will have Christ at the centre.  Although Catholic children have priority of admission, this does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for a place for their child at the school. The school welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths, or of none. 

Every day is Open Day
Our usual Open Mornings and Evenings are held in September/October (date published on our Open Events page), although every day is Open Day!  We encourage families to visit our thriving school where you can discover all that we have to offer on a student-led tour; spend time with our dedicated staff and meet our enthusiastic students (however, such visits do not form part of the process of deciding which children are to be offered a place at the school).  If you would like to visit us and tour our school, just contact our Admissions officer, Mrs Donnelly, using the contact details below. 

Please use the links below for information on our admissions policy, and related documents. For further information on admissions, please contact


The governing body is the admissions authority and has responsibility for admissions to this school, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. The Local Authority undertakes the co-ordination of admission arrangements during the normal admission round. The governing body has set its admission number at 168 pupils to be admitted to Year 7 in the school year which begins in September 2024. 

Application Procedure

To apply for a place at this school you must complete the following:

1.  The Common Application Form (CAF). 
All applications for places must be made by completing the Common Application Form which is available either from the Local Authority (where the parent lives) or through that Local Authority’s website.  For a valid application, the completed CAF must be returned either online or in the paper form by 31 October 2023 (or throughout the year before we can consider an in-year admission).  

2.  You must also complete our school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
This can be done online using the link on this page, or by downloading the form found under 'documents' below.  This form will need to be returned to Mrs Donnelly, here at Gumley House, together with (for Catholic applications) a copy of your Baptism Certificate (please do not send the original).  Applications from other denominations and faiths may submit a letter of support from their minister/faith leader.  These documents will need to be with us by 31st October 2023.

If you are completing the form online, copies of these documents can be uploaded directly.

Catholic applicants are encouraged to complete and return a copy of the Certificate of Catholic Practice (if applying for a faith place) available from your Parish Church.  Please note that Catholic applications without a priest reference are also considered as priority considerations and should not be a limiting factor of your application.

Please get your application forms in on time as late applications can only be considered after the initial offers have been made on 1st March 2024

Non-Routine admissions (in-year)

In-Year Admissions occur when a student on roll leaves the school and creates a vacancy.  A vacancy is created when the number of students on roll for a particular year group falls below the admission number.

Our Published Admission Numbers (PAN) is 192 for years 9, 10 and 11 and 180 for years 7 & 8.  The school does not normally offer places after the start of Year 10 or for Year 11.  The Year 7 PAN from September 2024 will be 168.

The school will maintain a list of prospective applicants and when a place becomes available, will invite those in the appropriate age group to join the school. 

Parents/carers who wish to add their daughter to the Prospective List should complete the usual admissions process for the school, by completing an Application Form and contacting the Local Authority as outlined above. 

Appeals Timetable

Appeals for September 2024
Following Allocation Day on 1 March 2024, parents may wish to submit an appeal.  Full details of the appeals process will appear here at that time.

Appeals outside normal round of admissions (In Year)
If you wish to Appeal for a place outside the normal round of admissions, please put your request in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the School. 

If an application for admission has been refused by the Governing Body, parents can appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. This appeal must be sent in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within 20 school days of the refusal. The parents must give their reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the Appeals Panel is binding on the Governors.


Documentation for Previous Years

Admissions Policy for 2023-2024

Admissions Policy for 2022-2023