St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School

Admissions

Norfolk County Council oversees the admissions process until the end of the Autumn Term in the year of entry to school. After that, the school manages the process by liaising with Norfolk County Council.

The Planned Admission Number (PAN) for intake into Reception is 30 as is the maximum class size. Each application for the school will be considered fully and the Governors will endeavour to accommodate all Roman Catholic applicants. The school is primarily for the education of Roman Catholic students between the ages of 4 and 11 years. There is no defined catchment area.

Standard application forms are issued by the Local Authority Children’s Services Department. This form is available from the Admissions Team at Norfolk County Council. Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School (whether as a first, second or third option) are encouraged to complete the school’s application and supplementary information forms and return them to the school office as soon as possible together with the child's original baptism certificate (copies will not be accepted) from the Roman Catholic church. This includes applications for those children who already attend our Nursery. Filling in a Supplementary Information Form for the school does not constitute a valid application and is not compulsory.

Children who were baptised in another Christian church and subsequently received into the Catholic Church will be treated as those originally baptised into the Catholic Church.

We regard Travellers who move into the catchment area of a school as ordinarily resident in that area when considering applications for a school place.

If the final place at the school is offered to a twin /triplet and the remaining siblings would ordinarily be refused a place the Governors will offer places to the remaining sibling’s. It is not Governors policy to separate twins/triplets etc unless such admissions would breach infant class size legislation

In-Year Applications

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 the Local Authority by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to the Local Authority who will liaise with the school.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for the current year will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. Please see the Admission Policy at the bottom of the page.

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 the school office on office@smspprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

Admissions Criteria

Please click on the Policy below for details of criteria used for processing all applications for admission to this school.

You will also need to download and complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below and return to the school office.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION FORM FROM NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL.

Admission Policy 2022 -2023

Supplementary Information Form (Intake 2022)

Admissions Policy 2023 - 2024

Supplementary Form 2023 - 2024

 

 

Head of School:
Mrs A. Goddard

Executive Headteacher:
Mrs H. Armstrong

SENCo:
Miss F. Ridgwell

Phone:
01493 445 117

Email: office@smspprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

Address

East Anglian Way
Gorleston,
Great Yarmouth,
NR31 6QY