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Our Lady of the Rosary
Primary School

Joy, Excellence, Service

Nursery and Reception 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, 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 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 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 will all relevant required paperwork before the closing date, the Governing Body will have to consider their application as a late application.

Reception Admissions

 

We will be hosting our open mornings on the 19th and 20th of October. Please book a place below if you would like to attend.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-lady-of-the-rosary-catholic-primary-school-open-morning-tickets-170464108738

 

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.

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

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