Admission to schools and Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP)
The CRP: what is it, why do I need it and how do I do it?
Your simple six step guide to completing the form.
The CRP is the Certificate of Religious Practice, which all our schools now require in order to ascertain whether your child has priority admission to a Jewish school. All United Synagogue primary schools and their nursery units use the same form, the Reform may have fairly similar CRP forms. Although the United Synagogue secondary schools use the same form as each other, it does differ slightly from those used by the primary schools and again JcoSS may use a slightly different form. It is up to you, as parents or carers, to make sure that you know what each school requires.
Step 1 – obtain the CRP form from the school/s of your choice and read it carefully.
Step 4 – if you or your child/ren cannot attend sufficient times, make sure that enough points are gained by education attendance and / or volunteering. The CRP form will tell you clearly what is required.
Step 5 – make sure that the synagogue office staff and / or the relevant person has signed your CRP form, or provided you with a signed letter confirming attendance.
Step 6 – send a copy of the completed CRP form (and letter if provided) to each school to which you are applying, together with the schools’ completed Supplementary Information Forms (SIF).
NB: For school applications for September 2017, the recording of Shabbat morning synagogue attendance runs between 7th May 2016 and 29th October 2016
Attendance at another synagogue: Importantly, registration will only capture attendance at Edgware & District Reform Synagogue. If you are attending a different synagogue for any reason and wish your attendance to be recorded there, you must register with that synagogue by 10.00 am on the preceding Thursday. They will then in turn inform us of your attendance.