You are warmly invited to visit and see the school in action; this can be arranged by calling the school office and making an appointment or emailing  

We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you are excited to see in person, all that our school has to offer your child and family.

Admission Authority

The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy.

OLoL Trust  – Admissions information

On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

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OLOL CMAT Primary Admissions Policy 2024 25

OLOL CMAT Primary Admissions Policy 2025 26

If your child turns 5 between 1st September 2024 and 31 August 2025 and you require a school place for September 2024, you can now apply for their place.

The application window will be open from Monday 6th November and the closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2024. Applications can be made quickly and easily through the Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions Hub.

Please also remember to submit a Supplementary Information Form if you wish for a school place to be considered under a faith criterion. Please note that you must include the supporting evidence with this form. If you are unable to locate the required faith evidence, please contact the parish where your child was baptised in good time for a ‘copy’ certificate to be supplied.

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Full information on how to apply is available on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Applying for a school place.

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

An application should be made to Nottingham County Council by completing the Common Application Form and following the instructions on their website here.

If applying for a place on faith grounds, you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form:

Supplementary form.

And return this to the school office:

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary,
A Voluntary Academy,
Ling Forest Road,
NG18 3NJ

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-2024 will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact our school office on 01623 478090.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0300 500 8080 or online here.

Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round will be added to the school’s waiting list unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school.

The list will remain open until the end of the academic application year.  If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year. 

The local authority manages the waiting list for St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy.