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 would normally relish the opportunity to meet with prospective parents and to show you around our very happy and purposeful school.
Unfortunately, this year, we are not able to do this. We understand how disappointed parents will be and the challenge this brings when applying for a school place for your child for the first time.
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 Policy 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.
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.
Due to the current national coronavirus situation and Government advice to stay at home where possible we are able to access online and emailed appeal forms but have limited access to post.
The Department for Education has issued new guidance in relation to school admission appeals which took effect on 24 April 2020. In line with this and in conjunction with SCC Legal Team it has been agreed that school appeals will be run as audio appeals using a conference call system. The exception to this is for multiple appeals for the same school and same year group where stage 1 will be heard on paper and stage 2 by audio. This is considered to be the fairest and most consistent way forward ensuring majority of appellants can participate. We are in discussions with schools to establish which schools are able to this and will be in touch with appellants once details and dates are agreed with schools.