Admissions

You are warmly invited to visit and see the school in action; this can be arranged by calling the school office and making an appointment or emailing office@st-joseph-pri.notts.sch.uk

We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you are excited to see in person, all that our school has to offer your child and family.

Admission Authority

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.

OLoL Trust  – Admissions information

Admissions Arrangements 2025 2026 Guidance For AcademiesOur Lady Of Lourdes CMAT Primary Admissions Policy 2025 26Our Lady Of Lourdes Supplementary Information Form 2025 2026

Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be starting school for the first time (Reception year) in September 2024.

Applications are accepted from 6 November 2023 to 15 January 2024 for first admissions and transfer from infant to junior/primary education.

Full information on how to apply is available on the Nottingham County Council website.

Applying for a school place.

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 Nottingham County Council by completing the Common Application Form and following the instructions on their website here.

If applying for a place on faith grounds, you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form:

Supplementary form.

And return this to the school office:

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School
Main Road
Boughton
Newark
NG22 9JE
office@st-joseph-pri.notts.sch.uk

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-2024 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 our school office on 01623 860392.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0300 500 8080 or online here.

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