St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

Certificate of Catholic Practice

How to obtain your Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP)

As the Sunday Obligation is suspended until Advent, the parish will be using the same process for certificates as last year.  Please print off & complete the Certificate of Catholic Practice form and drop into the Parish Office, along with your child’s baptism certificate if they were not baptised at Borehamwood. Please allow three working days (excluding Fridays) then collect from the Parish office.”


Download and print the Certificate of Catholic Practice   

  1.  Fill in the required information and then send the completed certificate to the Parish Office, with a copy of your child’s baptismal   certificate.
  2.  Fr Dominic may not sign the certificate if the baptismal certificate is missing. If you have lost your child’s baptismal certificate:

          * If your child was baptised at St Teresa’s, we will have a record of it and we can issue a replacement baptismal certificate.

          * If your child was baptised somewhere else, you will need to acquire a copy from that parish.

  1.  Once you have submitted the certificate and supporting documentation, please allow three days to turn it around then you can pick     up from the Parish Office. 

 The Parish Office is open Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm.

Note: Fr Dominic may ask you to call in to see him if he doesn’t recall your family from Mass attendance.


What is a Certificate of Catholic Practice?

A Certificate of Catholic Practice’ is a form to be signed by the Parish Priest to state that a child wishing to apply for entry into a Catholic Primary School for Nursery, Reception or for entry into a Catholic Secondary School.

What does the certificate state?

The form states that the child and their family are a practising Catholic family. The definition of ‘practising Catholic’ is that the family attend Mass each week and that they attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation.

With the competition for places in St. Teresa’s school  very competitive, Fr Dominic had had to introduce a new system to ensure that no child from a practicing family are excluded. Though Fr Dominic generally meets and greets people at most of the Masses at the weekend he cannot guarantee that he can be 100 per cent correct.