Applying for a Reception place for September 2022
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, then you will now need to apply for a Reception place for September 2022. The deadline for this is the 15th January 2022.
You will need to complete an application online with Bristol City Council. The link is below.
If your child is Catholic, you must also complete the supplementary form below and provide a copy of the baptism certificate directly to the school by 15th January 2022. This form can be downloaded or you can collect a paper copy from our school office.
Tours of the school
If you would like a tour of our school you can attend one of the following tours. If you are unable to attend any of these, please contact the school office who will arrange an alternative time for you.
Thursday 30th September at 9.15am
Thursday 7th October at 4.00pm
Tuesday 16th November at 4.00pm
Thursday 18th November at 9.15am
Thursday 6th January at 4.00pm
In Year admissions
Please complete an In Year form. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.
Your child will then go onto a waiting list and the Admissions Committee will review this in line with our school policy if a place becomes available.
If you no longer wish to remain on the waiting list, please do let the school know.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs are for guidance only, and to assist Parents/Carers in understanding the Admissions Process. It must be clearly understood that the Process is determined by the Admissions Policy shown above. We hope that Parents/Carers find these FAQs helpful, and if you have any further questions or require clarification then please contact the School Office direct on 0117 9030025.
Q.1 Will my Application be rejected if I do not complete the Supplementary Admission Application form?
A.1 No. You are ‘requested’ to complete the form, but we have no right to make it mandatory, i.e. we cannot ‘demand’ that you complete it. However, as a faith school we prioritise the allocation of places based on the criteria set out in the Admissions Policy; for example baptised Catholic children living in the Parishes of Our Lady of the Rosary, St Antony’s or Sacred Heart. Therefore, if you do not fill in the Supplementary Admission Application form and return it directly to the school (not the Local Authority), then the Admissions Panel may place your application in a lower priority category than would otherwise be the case. Accordingly, we recommend that the Supplementary Admission Application form is completed in all cases.
Q.2 How do I obtain a Supplementary Admission Application form?
A.2 This can be downloaded from the school website (see above) or a hard copy can be obtained from the school – it is not available from the Local Authority.
Q.3 If I apply to join the school and believe that I am in a priority category, do I need to apply for any other schools in the form submitted to the Local Authority?
A.3 The school cannot guarantee that all priority applications will receive a place and we recommend that all applicants also apply to other schools of their choice. We are not informed of these selections by the Local Authority, so it will not affect your application to our school.
Q.4 Are the allocation of places shared equally between the Parishes of Our Lady of the Rosary, St Antony’s and Sacred Heart, i.e. does each parish receive one third of the places available?
A.4 The three parishes are treated effectively as one area, as the school serves all three. However, in the event that we receive more applications than the number of places available, then places will be allocated on a percentage basis as follows: 33.3% (10 places) to Our Lady of the Rosary, 33.3% (10 places) to St Antony’s and 33.3% (10 places) to Sacred Heart.
Q.5 How is a tie-break decided if there are more applications made than places available in any one category?
A.5 In the event of a tie-break, an independent person to the school will be asked to come in and pull names out of a hat. This is considered to be a fair method.
If an application for a place at the school is unsuccessful, there is a right of appeal. However, the Governing Body would point out that Infant Class Legislation states the maximum number of pupils in a Reception Class should not exceed 30.
The Appeal Process is published in Term 4 of each year with timelines and dates.