The admissions process is part of the Solihull local authority co-ordinated scheme.
The Admission Policy of the Governors of St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School is as follows:
The ethos of this school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its Governing Body 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. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.
The documents below explain how we will work with Solihull Council throughout the application process. They also show how places will be offered if there are more applications than places available. They are reviewed and published every year.
Please select one of the options below to view the Admissions Policy and criteria.
St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School is delighted to welcome all applications. Please would you refer to our criteria to acquaint yourself with the order of priority and paperwork we require. We do hold Nursery & Reception Open Events when you can look around the school. Please do contact us to make an appointment to visit us during the school day. Please note admission to Nursery does not entitle you to automatic admission to Reception class.
The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should accompany any Local Authority Admission Form + Baptism Certificate.
Our next Open Session for Nursery & Reception intake 2023-24 intake is:
Please view our virtual tour.
Applications for a Nursery place (this is only a full time, 30 hour place)
If you would like to apply for a Nursery place starting in September 2023, applications are made via the school office. It is no longer coordinated by Solihull Local Authority.
Opening date is November 2022. Closing date is Friday 2nd December 2022. Offers will be made on Friday 27th January 2023.
You can make a late online application after the closing date. This may have an impact on a place being offered.
Applications for a place in Reception
If you would like to apply for a Reception place starting in September 2023 you should apply to your home council - closing date is Sunday 15th January 2023. Contact School Admissions if you miss the closing date on 0121 704 6710.
Solihull Council School Admissions:-
Offers will be made on Sunday 16th April 2023.
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 via the local authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from
As a Catholic School, a parent will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the Local Authority. Supplementary Information Forms can be obtained from the school’s website or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office on 0121 705 4355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school either by post or to the email address above. If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted directly to the school this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.
The Local Authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the Governors.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for the current academic year will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed on this page or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the Local Authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the Governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.
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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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 us directly. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0121 704 6693.
If you are not offered a place at this school, you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child. Please note that there are no appeals for Nursery Admissions.
Appeals are heard by an independent panel. You must write to the Chair of Governors - Mr Michael Wakeham.
Further guidance and advice regarding appeals can be found at
The DfE made regulatory changes that the Government passed as legislation and came into effect on the 24th April 2020 and will stay in place until 30th September 2022, detailing how appeals will be heard during this period of time.
Appeal hearings will be heard by video conferencing, where they cannot be heard face to face due to COVID reasons. Each case will be considered and all parties notified of final arrangements.
Further information can be found in the 'Information For Parents' leaflet attached below.
REVISED - SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEAL TIMETABLE 2023
Appeals for normal round of Admissions
Date of allocation of places
Monday 17th April 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)
Tuesday 16th May 2023
Appeals will be heard on
Wk Commencing 3rd July 2023
Whilst social distancing is in place - appeals will be heard via conference call
Notice of appeal hearing
At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing date
Deadline for Governing Body to submit evidence for the appeal
Tuesday 13th June 2023
Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties
No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence
5 school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal
Late applications for appeals will be heard by
At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or as soon as it is reasonably practicable if not.
Decision letters sent to appellant
(Clerk to the Panel responsibility)
Normally within 5 school days of appeal hearing
Appeals for in year admissions
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support
the appeal (if appropriate)
|20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful|
Appeals will be heard:
Within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
Notice of appeal hearing:
At least 10 school days before the hearing date
Deadline for Governing Body to submit evidence for the appeal:
|10 school days before the appeal hearing date|
Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties:
|No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing|
|Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence:||5 school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal|
Late applications for appeals will be heard:
At the same time as previously scheduled appeals if possible or within 30 school days if not
Decision letters sent to the appellant
(Clerk to the panel responsibility)
|Normally within 5 school days of the appeal hearing|