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Admissions at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Dear Parents

In these extraordinary times we are sad we are unable to offer you the warm welcome to St Patrick's School that previous years prospective parents and children have enjoyed. Please look at our 'School Tour' video to see a quick tour of our school.

You will still need to apply in the same way, so you need to log in to your home council's admissions webpage and choose your three schools. 

If your child is a baptised catholic it is essential that you provide the school with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. You may post it or email it to the school on 'school@stpatricksbristol.org.uk' .

Your online council application and baptismal certificate must be received by the council and the school respectively by 15th January 2022. 

National Offer Day 16th April - all offers of a primary school place are made by your home Local Authority not the school.

Your home local authority will endeavour to give you an offer of a school place that is your highest preference based on your choices submitted on the common application form, where there is a place available.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School had 30 places available for Reception 2021 entry.

We have received 78 on-time applications for the 30 places available and therefore we are unable to offer places to every applicant who applied.

How have the 30 places been allocated for Reception September 2021?

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council have not requested any places are reserved for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Therefore, places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2021/2022 for the 1st round of allocation:

  • Baptised Catholic 'Looked after' children or 'previously looked after' children - none
  • Catholic children who are resident in the school’s designated parish of St
    Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Redfield Bristol - 11 places
  • Other Catholic children - 7 places 
  • Other children living within the Parish Boundary with a sibling - 1 place.
  • Other children living within the Parish Boundary - 11 places. 

Please click here for further information on how to appeal.

The following applications will be treated as In-Year Admissions during 2021/2022:

  • applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1 September 2021
  • all other applications for admission to Reception to Year 6 

St Patrick’s Primary School is an oversubscribed school however there are currently a few places available to waiting list applicants. You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2021/2022 academic year only. All waiting list applicants will be invited to renew their application in July 2022.

Priority will not be given on the basis of the date an application was added to the list. All applications are ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. Each time a new applicant is added, the waiting list will change in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. The waiting list is not determined until the Admissions Committee meet to decide upon the offer of a place when a vacancy arises. At this point an offer will be made.

Under the School Admissions Code we are unable to give parents/carers any indication as to the likelihood of being able to offer a place and for this reason we are unable to offer individual visits to the school.

Who can apply

Applications will be accepted for children who meet one or more of the following:

  • they are resident in the UK
  • they hold full British Citizen Passports

  • they are from countries whose passports have been endorsed to show that they have the right to abode in this country

  • they are from the European Economic Area (EEA).

Applications for children who do not meet one of the above will not be accepted until the child is in this country.

Applications submitted in previous years do not carry forward into the next academic year.  If you have submitted an in year application and were unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school, you will need to submit a new 2021/2022 application.

If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application.

In Year Application Form 2021-2022

Admission Policy 2021-2022 - click here 

On receipt of your application we will write to you on behalf of the governors with the outcome of your application. If we are unable to offer you a school place, you will have the opportunity to request to go on the waiting list for the duration of the 2021-2022 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

For further information please contact 

Full list of Admissions Forms: 

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Admission Policy 2021-2022 - For use with In Year Applications 2021-2022 only

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Admission Policy 2022-2023

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Category 2 & 6 Medical Form 2022-2023

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Outside of Normal Age Group Form 2022-2023

PLEASE NOTE: A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE MUST BE BROUGHT INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WISH US TO CONSIDER IT FOR ADMISSIONS PURPOSES. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS 'BAPTISED CATHOLIC' WITHOUT IT. THIS APPLIES TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTISED IN ST PATRICK'S CHURCH AS WELL AS ANY OTHER CATHOLIC CHURCH. 

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