St. Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.  The school is conducted by its Governing Board as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity; therefore it is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. All families applying are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

There is no priority for children currently attending the nursery in the oversubscription criteria; they must make an application in the normal way.

Further information, regarding applying for a primary school place in Brent, can be found at the following web link.



The school Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 60 pupils, the Published Admissions Number (PAN), to the Reception classes in the school year that begins in September 2022, from the applications received. Applications are invited for September 2022 from families whose child attains 4 years of age between 01/09/2020 and 31/08/2021. An application form (SIF) is available to download below, or from the school office. Offers of places will be sent to parents by the Local Authority in April 2022.


We offer part time places for children.  The morning session runs from  8.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12.15 pm – 3.15 p.m. Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a school reception place.  Applications are invited for September 2022 from families whose child attains 3 years of age between 01/09/2021 and 31/08/2022. Application forms will be available from November 2021. Offers of places will be sent to parents by the school in April 2022.


Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below and return to the school office. If we are unable to offer your child a place  at the school,  you are  entitled to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel by completing an appeal form, available from the school office.

In addition to the right of appeal for school places, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained in order of the over-subscription criteria set out in the current Admissions Policy and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. This waiting list will be held open for at least one school year.

Our Policy was last consulted upon in December 2016.

Consultation on Admissions Arrangements 2023 – 2024

In order to comply with the Department for Education’s Admissions Code, we must consult on our admissions arrangements at least once every seven years, or when we propose a change. This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with the Admissions Code and the consultation period will run from 19th November 2021 to 14th January 2022. During this time, stakeholders are being invited to express their views and any concerns. 

Full details of our current admission arrangements as well as the proposed admission arrangements are explained in the attachments below. All queries should be directed to the School. 

St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School

Slough Lane




020 8204 6148

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