John F Kennedy Catholic School has established a high reputation both within and beyond the County. We are rightly proud of our community and proud of the academic achievements of our students. JFK is an 11-18 comprehensive with 1100 students on roll including 200 in the Sixth Form. The School is consistently over-subscribed because of its high reputation in the community.
We understand the value of quality education in modern life; excellence in the moral, spiritual and academic development of our students is our duty and privilege. Being a Catholic School, our admissions policy naturally gives priority to students who are Catholics, but we welcome applications from non-Catholic families who feel the ethos of our school will best suit their children.
The Diocesan Prospectus for choosing a Catholic Secondary School is available here.
Please view our Admissions Policy for 2017/18 here and 2018/19 here.
Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019/20
Applications for secondary transfer 2019/20 open in September 2018. Parents/carers are advised to attend the Open Evening (Tuesday 2nd October, 6.30-9pm) and/or Open Morning (Wednesday 10th October, 9.30am) where the application process is explained in detail.
Please view our Admissions Policy for 2019/20 here.
If you live in Hertfordshire:
Hertfordshire applicants can apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions. For more information about applying please see the interactive Moving On booklet and schools directory. If there are any questions please telephone Children Schools & Families: 0300 123 4043.
If you live in Luton:
Luton applicants should complete "High School or Academy Application Form for Luton Residents" obtainable from Luton's Admissions Team, Tel: 01582 548016, or a hard copy can be downloaded from the website. This form can also be completed on-line by clicking here and then follow the links.
If you live in Central Bedfordshire:
Central Bedfordshire applicants should complete “Transfer to Secondary School Application Form” obtainable from Central Bedfordshire County Council Admissions Tel: 0300 300 8037. This form can also be downloaded on-line on www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/admissions and then follow the links.
Parents/carers are invited to express preferences. It is important that parents/carers rank schools according to their true preference. If your child qualifies for more than one school, the Local Authority will offer you the highest ranked school for which your child qualifies.
Please note that no child will be offered more than one place in a maintained school.
Supplementary Information Forms 2019/20
Parents/carers wishing to apply for a place for their child at John F Kennedy Catholic School, are requested to fill in a Supplementary Information Form.
Catholic applicants will be required to also submit a copy of Baptismal Certificate (where applicable) and a Certificate of Catholic Practice (available from your Parish Priest). Applicants of Christian denominations/other faiths should complete the Confirmation of Membership of a Non-Catholic Faith form and submit with the Supplementary Information Form and copy of Baptismal Certificate (where applicable).
It is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that all necessary forms are completed and returned to the correct address by 31st October 2018.
Appeals - Secondary Transfer 2019
The school follows Hertfordshire County Council’s Guidance on Admission Appeals and the DfE Schools Admissions Appeal Code (2014). Please contact the School Admissions Officer for a copy of the Appeals Pack . To ensure that your appeal is heard during the summer term, the school must receive your appeal by 3.00pm Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
In addition to completing the Hertfordshire Admissions In-Year Application Form (please click here to view online or download a pdf version), parents/carers wishing to apply for a place for their child at John F Kennedy Catholic School, are requested to fill in a Supplementary Information Form.
Catholic applicants will be required to also submit a copy of Baptismal Certificate (where applicable) and a Certificate of Catholic Practice (available from your Parish Priest). Applicants of Christian denominations/other faiths should complete the Confirmation of Membership of a Non-Catholic Faith and submit with the Supplementary Information Form and copy of Baptismal Certificate (where applicable).