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. https://www.facebook.com/ourladyoftherosaryschool
“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.
From September 2021, our preschool is changing its name to nursery.
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.
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 27th May before your child is due to start:
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.
We hosted our open mornings on the 19th and 20th of October 2021. If you missed these, please do contact the school for a visit.
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.
School admission appeals timetable
Please note that some of these deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of Covid-19. You will be informed on a case by case basis.
Appeals for September 2022 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:
Appeals lodged by
Appeals to be heard by
1 March 2022
29 March 2022
16 June 2022 (40 School days)
19 April 2022
18 May 2022
20 July 2022 (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.
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.
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.