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. 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.
Applying for a school place
Applications must be made on the Common Application Form provided by the Local Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council, Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield NG18 2TA.
Further information can be found at the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
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First Admissions 2023-2024
Applications are accepted from 7 November 2022 – 15 January 2023 for first admission (Reception) and transfer from infant to junior/primary education (Year 3).
You will be notified on 17 April 2023 if you have been given a school place.
Primary Admission Arrangements
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.
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 Nottinghamshire County Council by completing the LA Common Application Form and following the instructions on the LA website.
If you are applying for a place on faith grounds, you will also need to complete a supplementary form:
and return this to:
St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
Ling Forest Road,Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 3NJ
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021/22 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 the school on 01623 478080. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions on 0300 500 8080.