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.
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 are arranged at the start of a new academic year - dates are usually provided as a banner on top of the school website, in the Parish newsletter and also as part of the school newsletter.
Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, our usual Open Sessions for entry to Nursery or Reception (2021-22) will not be able to take place. We hope you have enjoyed the virtual tour. Should you have any queries, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Applications for a Nursery place
If you would like to apply for a Nursery place starting in September 2021, applications are made via the school office. It is no longer coordinated by Solihull Local Authority.
Opening date is Monday 2nd November 2020. Closing date is Tuesday 1st December 2020. Offers will be made on Friday 29th January 2021.
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 2021 you should apply to your home council - closing date is 15th January 2021. Contact School Admissions if you miss the closing date on 0121 704 6710.
Solihull Council School Admissions:-
Offers will be made on Friday 16th April 2021.
If you would like to apply for a place to start at any time other than the normal point of intake, you will need to contact Solihull Council School Admissions on 0121 704 6710 or be using the following web link:-
Your application needs to be completed and a Supplementary Information Form completed (see School Admissions section) and forwarded directly to the school together with a copy of your child's Baptism certificate if they are Baptised Catholic.
Applications are reviewed by the Governing Body and the decision fed back to School Admissions within 10 school days.
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 - Mrs Annie Fuller.
Further guidance and advice regarding appeals can be found at
Corona Virus Update
Appeals are currently subject to delay due to the Government's guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in schools closing and guidance to social distance and stay at home.
Parents continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place and an appeal will be scheduled.
The DfE has recently made regulatory changes that the Government passed as legislation and came into effect on the 24th April 2020 and will stay in place until the end of September 2021, detailing how appeals will be heard during the current lockdown.
Due to current restrictions all appeal hearings will be heard by video conferencing in order to minimize the number of people coming into contact with each other.
Further information can be found in the 'Information For Parents' leaflet attached below.
REVISED - SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEAL TIMETABLE 2021
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 31st September 2021
Appeals for normal round of Admissions
Date of allocation of places
Friday 16th April 2021
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)
Monday 17th May 2021
Appeals will be heard on
Tuesday 22nd June, Wednesday 23rd June and Thursday 24th June 2021
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 7th June 2021
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|