Admission Arrangements

The published admission number is 30 children per year. All applications for the Reception year (also known as Foundation 2) will be considered in accordance with the admissions criteria, set out below in the admissions policy.

All children who are allocated a place will be admitted on the first day of the autumn term.

Attendance in our Early Years (Foundation 1) at the school does not automatically guarantee a Reception (Foundation 2) place.

Applications must be made on the Common Application Form.  This school requires additional information not contained on the common application form.  This additional information is needed to place your application in the correct priority of admission category.

The offer of a school place will be made by the Local Authority to all parents on the ‘offer day’ set out in the co-ordinated scheme.

The school operates a Waiting List for its intake year group in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Local Authority.  This is kept and prioritised following the over-subscription criteria until the end of the autumn term.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.

  1. Catholic looked after and previously looked after children.
  2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish of St Jude.
  3. Other Catholic children.
  4. Other looked after and previously looked after children.
  5. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.
  6. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.
  7. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader.
  8. Any other children.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

  • Where evidence is provided at the time of application of an exceptional social, medical or pastoral need of the child which can most appropriately be met at this school, the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made.
  • The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (i) above.

Tie Break

Priority will be given to children living closest to the school determined by the shortest distance. Distances are calculated [on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the front door of the child’s home address (including the community entrance to flats) and the main entrance of the school] [using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. In the event of distances being the same for two or more children where this would determine the last place to be allocated, random allocation will be carried out and supervised by a person independent of the school. All the names will be entered into a hat and the required number of names will be drawn out.

Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and Educational Health Care Plan that names the school will be admitted.

In year applications can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s website  ‘Admissions to Schools’

Admission Arrangements 2021-22

Supplementary Information Form 2021-22

Please visit our school so that you can see at first hand how happy and well behaved our children are. We have high academic expectations and a very strong Catholic ethos where all children are able to achieve their full potential. Please telephone the school to make an appointment 01909 473917.

Applications for a Place in the Nursery (Foundation 1)

Applications can be made at any time, for Foundation 1, although we do encourage parents/carers to register their child once they reach the age of two and a half years.  Children enter Foundation 1 the term after their third birthday.

We try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate working parents and the child’s needs. Parents may select the sessions for their children through the application process. Wherever possible these requests will be met.

To register your child in Foundation 1 you will need to complete an application form, which can either be downloaded from the link below or is readily available from the school office.

Admissions Appeals Information

If you wish to appeal against a decision to refuse a place for your child at this school you can appeal online or in writing.  Information on how to appeal can be found via the appeals  link below.

Appeal a School Admission Decision 

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