Admissions

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 Governance 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. The parents and carers of applicants 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.

https://www.brent.gov.uk/education-schools-and-learning/school-admissions/apply-for-a-primary-or-junior-school-place#plan

APPLICATIONS AND ALLOCATION OF PLACES

APPLICATIONS FOR A PLACE IN RECEPTION -SEPTEMBER 2024

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 2024, from the applications received. Applications are invited for September 2024 from families whose child attains 4 years of age between 01/09/2023 and 31/08/2024. 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 2023.

APPLICATIONS FOR A PLACE IN NURSERY – SEPTEMBER 2024

We offer full and part time places for children in the Nursery.  Full time sessions run from  8.45 a.m. – 3.15p.m, Monday-Friday. Part time sessions run in the morning  from 8.40am – 11.40am, Monday – Friday.  Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a school reception place.  Applications are invited for September 2024 from families whose child attains 3 years of age between 01/09/2023 and 31/08/2024. Application forms can be downloaded from the website.  Offers of places will be sent to parents by the school in April 2024.

IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below and return to the school office.

APPEALS

If we are unable to offer your child a place  at the school,  you are  entitled to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel.  Appeals must be received within 20 school days of the notification that your application was unsuccessful. Appeals must be send to the the Clerk to the Governing Board, Jenny Swift, either by post to the school address or by email to jswift@robsouth.org.

In addition to the right of appeal for school places, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to have their application placed on a waiting list. The waiting list is 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 is held open for at least one school year.

Our Policy was last consulted upon in Spring 2022.