Our Lady of the Rosary
Primary School

Joy, Excellence, Service


Why choose Our Lady of the Rosary?


At Our Lady of the Rosary, we pride ourselves on our Gospel values, and these are at the heart of everything we do.


We are very proud of the education we offer here at Our Lady of the Rosary and relish the opportunity to meet with prospective parents and to show you around our very happy and purposeful school.


We have put together a short video for you to have a glimpse into our wonderful school.


Our school Facebook page is also a great insight into the experiences of the children at Our Lady of the Rosary.



What did Ofsted say about us...

“Pupils are very enthusiastic and enjoy being part of the school.”

“Pupils have access to a wide range of activities as part of the enriched curriculum.”

“Strong and established routines ensure that pupils’ behaviour is good around the school and that they feel safe.”

“Parents are supportive of the school. One parent said: ‘Our Lady of the Rosary is a lovely, small community school where my children feel safe and valued.’.”



The school's Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions and each year publishes its Admissions Policy which specifies how Governors consider applications for admissions to the school. Before you make an application for the admission of your child, you are strongly advised to consider carefully the current Admissions Policies below. This sets out in detail how Governors manage the admissions process and the order of priority in which applications are considered. An understanding of the policy may assist you in avoiding the disappointment of a failed application.

Nursery Admissions


We have a friendly, caring and nurturing setting situated within the grounds of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School. Our nursery offers children an opportunity to have a high quality educational start in life, learning through their own experiences and play. With passionate staff to support and ensure all children are able to develop and flourish during their time with us in nursery. We offer a balance of child initiated and adult led activities, encouraging independence, to develop their self-confidence and resilience. The staff are there for your child throughout their session and carefully observe, assess and provide appropriate next steps to help your child’s development and learning.

We will be holding open mornings for our nursery during the academic year. This will involve booking a drop-in session to see our nursery in action.


Please click on the links below to book a session.


Thursday 13th June 2024



To enable the Governing Body to have all relevant information before them in order for governors to make an informed decision on whether to offer a place, applicants are asked to complete and submit the following by the 24th May before your child is due to start:

  • Nursery Application Form
  • The school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 
  • A Certificate of Catholic Practice - (if applicable)


If applicants do not complete these forms and return them together with all relevant required paperwork before the closing date, the Governing Body will have to consider their application as a late application.

Reception Admissions


To enable the Governing Body to have all relevant information before it in order for governors to make an informed decision on whether to offer a place, applicants are asked to complete and submit the following by the 15th January before your child is due to start Reception class:


If applicants do not complete the above forms and return them together will all relevant required paperwork before the closing date, the Governing Body will have to consider their application as a late application and it is very unlikely that the candidate will be offered a place.

Supplementary Information Form

 School admission appeals timetable


Appeals are now being heard on a face to face basis, if you have difficulties attending please contact the School Appeals Service.

Appeals for September 2024 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 



Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by


1 March 2024

15 April 2024

18 June 2024 (40 School days)


16 April 2024

15 May 2024

17 July 2024 (40 School days)


NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.


Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.


Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.


Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.


In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Important dates for primary admissions - 2024 entry





Monday 30th October 2023

Online Admissions open

Monday 15th January 2024Closing date for applications
Thursday 8th February 2024Late for good reason date
Tuesday 16th April 2024National Primary offer day. Outcomes emailed to online and paper applicants. Parents who applied online can also log on to their application during the evening to view the outcome of their application. 
Tuesday 30th April 2024Parents must accept or decline their offer of a school.
May 2024'How primary places were allocated' to be published on website
May 2024Waiting lists available 
Wednesday 15th May 2024Admissions appeals must be lodges by this date to be heard by 17th July
Wednesday 17th July 2024Target date for all appeals lodges by 15th May to be heard. 



In-year admissions 


Applications for In-Year admissions are made directly to the school. Demand for places is high and we may not be able to accommodate your request.  


If you wish to apply for your child to join Years Reception to Year 6, will need to complete an application and complete the school's Supplementary Information Form with supporting documents and return these to the school. Your must also apply for an in-year school place on this link. 


We will aim to respond to an in-year application within 10 school days and no longer than 15 school days.


In the event that there is no waiting list and provided that there is a vacancy, the candidate will be admitted. If there is a waiting list, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the oversubscription criteria of the current Admissions Policy.


If a place cannot be offered at this time, the applicants will be provided with the reasons and will be informed of a right of appeal and given the opportunity of being placed on our waiting list. Each time a new child is added to the waiting list, the list will be re-ranked in order of the over subscription criteria. The waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the over subscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the waiting list at the end of each academic year unless applicants confirm they wish to remain on the list.


When a place becomes available, the Governing Body will decide who is at the top of the waiting list and make an offer.


Any change in circumstances must be notified to the school in writing. Applicants may be asked to provide proof of address.

If you have any questions, please ask them below and you will receive a reply from the school.