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Our Lady of the Rosary
Primary School

Joy, Excellence, Service

Admissions

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. 

https://our-lady-of-the-rosary-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/a-snapshot-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

 

 

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.’.”

Admissions

 

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.

 

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.

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:

  • 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.

Admissions

 

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.

Reception Appeals

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. 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.

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.

 

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.

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