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Admissions at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Dear Parents

If you are interested in applying for a place in Year Reception for admission in September 2024, this is the process that should be followed: 

You need to apply by logging to your home council's admissions webpage and choosing your three schools. It is strongly recommended to choose three schools. If you only choose one school only it will not mean that you have more chance of being successful with your application. 

If your child is a baptised catholic it is essential that you provide the school with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. You may post it or email it to the school on 'school@stpatrickscps.org' .

Your online council application and baptismal certificate must have been received by the council and the school respectively by 15th January 2024. 

National Offer Day 16th April - all offers of a primary school place are made by your home Local Authority not the school.

Your home local authority will endeavour to give you an offer of a school place that is your highest preference based on your choices submitted on the common application form, where there is a place available.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School had 30 places available for Reception 2023 entry.

We have received 76 on-time applications for the 30 places available and therefore we are unable to offer places to every applicant who applied.

How have the 30 places been allocated for Reception September 2023?

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council have not requested any places are reserved for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Therefore, places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2023/2024 for the 1st round of allocation:

1) Catholic looked after and previously looked after children - 0 places.

2) Catholic children who are resident in the school’s designated parish of St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Redfield Bristol – Total 16 places (10 Sibling places, 6 non-sibling places).

3) Other Catholic children – Total 4 places (2 sibling places, 2 non-sibling places).

4) Other looked after and previously looked after children – 0 places.

5) Children who are a Catechumen – 0 places

6) Any other children – Total 10 places (6 sibling within Parish boundary places, 4 non-sibling out of Parish boundary places)

Second Round Statement 

As of 23rd May 2023, there were 8 pupils waiting for a place at the school, and 2 places had become available for reallocation. 

The 2 places were offered to the following:

Non-Catholic children who are resident in the school’s designated parish of St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Redfield Bristol – rankings decided by random allocation.

Full Allocation Statement

st patricks allocation statement v2.pdf

 

 

Please click here for further information on how to appeal.

The following applications will be treated as In-Year Admissions during 2023/2024:

  • applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1 September 2023
  • all other applications for admission to Reception to Year 6 

St Patrick’s Primary School is an oversubscribed school however there are currently a few places available to waiting list applicants. You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2023/2024 academic year only. All waiting list applicants will be invited to renew their application in July 2024.

Priority will not be given on the basis of the date an application was added to the list. All applications are ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. Each time a new applicant is added, the waiting list will change in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. The waiting list is not determined until the Admissions Committee meet to decide upon the offer of a place when a vacancy arises. At this point an offer will be made.

Under the School Admissions Code we are unable to give parents/carers any indication as to the likelihood of being able to offer a place and for this reason we are unable to offer individual visits to the school.

Who can apply

Applications will be accepted for children who meet one or more of the following:

  • they are resident in the UK
  • they hold full British Citizen Passports

  • they are from countries whose passports have been endorsed to show that they have the right to abode in this country

  • they are from the European Economic Area (EEA).

Applications for children who do not meet one of the above will not be accepted until the child is in this country.

Applications submitted in previous years do not carry forward into the next academic year.  If you have submitted an in year application and were unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school, you will need to submit a new 2023/2024 application.

If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application.

admissions in year application form.pdf


In Year Admission Form - click hereAdmission Policy 2023-2024 - click here 

On receipt of your application we will write to you on behalf of the governors with the outcome of your application. If we are unable to offer you a school place, you will have the opportunity to request to go on the waiting list for the duration of the 2023-2024 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

For further information please contact 

Full list of Admissions Forms: 

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School In Year Application Form 2023-2024

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Admission Policy 2023-2024

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Admission Policy 2024-2025

 

PLEASE NOTE: A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE MUST BE BROUGHT INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WISH US TO CONSIDER IT FOR ADMISSIONS PURPOSES. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS 'BAPTISED CATHOLIC' WITHOUT IT. THIS APPLIES TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTISED IN ST PATRICK'S CHURCH AS WELL AS ANY OTHER CATHOLIC CHURCH. 

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