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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.

 

Admission arrangements

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.

In Year Application Supplementary Application Form (SIF)

ADMISSIONS

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. 

 

OPEN SESSIONS

 

Our Open Session for Nursery & Reception intake 2023-24 intake are:

  • Friday 14th October 10:30-11:30am
  • Thursday 10th November 10:30-11:30am

 

Please view our virtual tour.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for a Nursery place (this is only a full time 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:-

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions

 

Offers will be made on Sunday 16th  April 2023.

 

In-year Admissions

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

 

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/moving-schools-during-school-year

 

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 85office@st-augustines.solihull.sch.uk

 

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 copyParents 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.

 

 

Appeals

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

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/admission-appeals-for-school-places/advice-for-parents-and-guardians-on-school-admission-appeals 

 

Coronavirus Update

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 2022

As a result of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE have introduced new temporary arrangements in place to support the school appeal procedures.

The following revised arrangements will be in place from the

24th April 2020 to 30th September 2022

Appeals for normal round of Admissions

Date of allocation of places

Tuesday 19th April 2022

 

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

Wednesday 18th May 2022

 

Appeals will be heard on

 

Wk Commencing 4th July 2022

 

 

Appeals venue:

 

Whilst social distancing is in place - appeals will be heard via conference call

 

Notice of appeal hearing

 

At least 14 calendar days notice before the appeal hearing date 

 

Deadline for Governing Body to submit evidence for the appeal

Monday 13th June 2022

 

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

7 calendar 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 7 calendar days of appeal hearing

 

 

Appeals for in year admissions 

 

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support

the appeal (if appropriate)

28 calendar days from the date  of notification that the application was unsuccessful

 

Appeals will be heard:

 

Current temporary legislation states that appeals should be determined as soon as it is reasonably practicable

 

Notice of appeal hearing:

 

At least 14 calendar days before the hearing date

 

Deadline for Governing Body to submit evidence for the appeal:

14 calendar days before the appeal hearing date

 

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties:

No later than 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence:7 calendar 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 or as soon as it is reasonably practicable if not

 

Decision letters sent to the appellant

(Clerk to the panel responsibility)

Normally within 7 calendar days of the appeal hearing

 

 

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