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Admissions at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

“The governing body are consulting on new proposed admission arrangements for the 2021-22 school year. You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 9th December 2019. Final arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2020."

Proposed New Admissions Policy 2021/2022  

April 16th 2020

National Offer Day - 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 has 30 places available for Reception 2019 entry.

We have received 102 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 2019?

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 2019/20 for the 1st round of allocation:

  • Baptised Catholic 'Looked after' children or 'previously looked after' children - none
  • Baptised Catholic Siblings - 14 places.
  • Baptised Catholic applications selected by random allocation - 16 places.

Please click here for further information on how to appeal.

The following applications will be treated as In-Year Admissions during 2019/20:

  • applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1 September 2019
  • all other applications for admission to Reception to Year 6

Please click here for our 2019/20 In Year Application Form

Please note we are unable to accept In-Year Applications for September 2019.

Applications will not be considered in advance of the date the place is required. The in year application form for the 2019/20 academic year will be available from mid July 2019.

St Patrick’s Primary School is an oversubscribed school and we do not currently have any vacancies in any year group. You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2018/19 academic year only. All waiting list applicants will be invited to renew their application in July 2019.

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 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 - click here

St Patrick’s School Admission Policy 2020/21 – 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 2018/19 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

For further information please contact 

Full list of Admissions Forms: 

In Year Application form 2019-2020 

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Application outside normal age group 2020-2021

Category 2/6 Additional information form 2020-2021