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. For information relating to the 2021/22 Admissions, please click on the link below.
Admissions and Appeal Arrangements
Sacred Heart Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy is a Catholic academy where the Academy Trust is the admissions authority. If you would like to make an application for a place at our school based on the faith criteria you can collect a school supplementary form from the school office or download it from our website and return it to the school office together with your child’s birth certificate and certificate of baptism (if applicable).
Nottinghamshire County Council have sent information out regarding school first admission arrangements, please contact them if you have not received this. You can apply for school placements online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the NCC Admissions Team on 01623 433499.
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 Local authority manages the waiting list for Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy.
Please note the deadline for applying for a school place is the 15 January 2021.
- Under the co-ordinated scheme for admissions it is important to be aware that should the school of preference for your child be our school then it would be wise to put us as your first choice on the application.
- Under the co-ordinated admission scheme this will not prejudice getting a place at any other school, in the event that our school is oversubscribed.
- However, should you put another school as a higher priority than ours and you are allocated a place at that school, then that will be the school your child will automatically be offered a place at, irrespective of whether your application to our school was successful or not.
Please ensure that you follow BOTH steps below, this will avoid any delay in your application for a place at this school.
STEP 1: If you are applying for a place and your child is a baptised Catholic you must complete the supplementary form provided by the school, or download a copy from this website. You must provide a copy of your child’s baptism certificate and return all documents to the school office before the closing date (15 January 2020). Without this additional information we cannot rank your child as Catholic.
STEP 2: Complete the admissions form sent to you by Nottinghamshire County Council, or apply online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions
For September 2021, we received 66 applications.
In-Year Applications Statement
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 found here Apply for a school place | Nottinghamshire County Council If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form which you can download from this page under supplementary information form and return this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-2022, will be applied. Our admissions arrangements can be found by downloading the file below named OLOL CMAT admissions policy primary. 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 email@example.com
You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0115 804 1237
Supplementary Information Form:
Appeal Guidance Notes