St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Admissions & Appeals

Admission to our school in done in accordance with our Admissions Policy which is also published on our website.

In the autumn term prior to a child’s admission to primary education, an application should be made to the Local Authority; there is a published timescale and a deadline to adhere to. This should always be before January 15th of their proposed year of entry. Applications are preferred via the electronic system. It is always helpful if parents also complete an initial expression of interest form so that school knows the likely numbers of children applying for any given year.

If the child is a Baptised Catholic, it is imperative that a copy of their Baptismal Certificate is attached to the initial expression of interest form or the formal application. Failure to do this may result in a child being ranked in a lower category than they should be.

Parents are notified in due course, by the Local Authority, whether or not their application has been successful and if they are not offered their first choice, which school they have been allocated.

Parents of older children wishing to transfer them to our school should liaise with the Headteacher of the previous school and ask for the necessary forms to be signed. Allocation of places will depend entirely on places available.

For further information relating to Staffordshire County Council Primary School admissions please follow the link below:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/primary/home.aspx

APPEALS

If parents are unhappy with the offer of a place at the school allocated, they have the right of appeal. This process is described in the Primary Information for Parents booklet along with the timetable to meet the deadline for receipt of appeals. More information about the admissions process is also available in that booklet.

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/admissionappeals/home.aspx