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.
The Supplementary Form and Supporting Evidence
In addition all applicants wishing to apply for a place under a faith criterion should complete this Supplementary Information Form. Please download and print this form. Alternatively, please contact the school office where arrangements can be made for you to collect it. The completed form along with any evidence (see Admission Policy) should be returned to school.
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Admission to Reception Class for September 2023
Applications are accepted from 7 November 2022 – 15 January 2023 for first admissions (Reception). For Nottinghamshire residents, applications can be made through the Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions Hub.
Please remember that attending our Nursery does not mean your child will automatically gain a place in Main School; you must apply for a place.
You will be notified on National Offer Day, 17 April 2023, if your child has been given a place in our school.
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 Waiting 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 school manages its own waiting list.
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 applying for a place on faith grounds, you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form which can be found on this page and return this to the school office.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-24, 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 Melanie Tagg in the school office.
You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions on 0300 500 8080.