If you would like your child to attend our school, please see details of our admission arrangements below. The admissions process is part of the Warwickshire Local Authority co-ordinated scheme.
The key information below has been extracted from our 2017-2018 Admissions Policy. It provides a short summary of the key points in the policy.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office to discuss the matter further.
2017-2018 Admissions Policy key information summary
Applications for a place in Reception
To apply for a place for your child to begin Reception in September 2017 please click here. Your child will be due to start Reception in September 2017 if they were born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.
All applications will be handled by Warwickshire LA Admissions Service. The deadline for making an on-time application is 16th January 2017. Key information about applying for a place at St Patrick's is detailed below. The Local Authority will liaise with the Governing Body as required.
Applications other than the normal intake to Reception class (In-year applications)
An application should be made to the local authority who will need to consult with the governors. Click here to access the Warwickshire LA Admissions pages.
Key Information on Admissions to St Patrick's
The ethos of our school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families and is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church. It 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 School’s Admission Number for the school year 2017/18 is 30.
If the number of applications exceeds the admission number, the governors will give priority to applications in accordance with the criteria listed. A map of the parish boundary is available at the school and parish or by post on request.
Priority 1. Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who are in the care of a local authority (looked-after children) or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents) (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).
Priority 2. Baptised Catholic children living within the Parish of St. Peter Apostle, Leamington Spa who have a brother or sister (see Note 3 below) in the school at the time of admission.
Priority 3. Baptised Catholic children living within the Parish of St. Peter Apostle, Leamington Spa
Priority 4. Other Baptised Catholic children who have a brother or sister in the school at the time of admission.
Priority 5. Other Baptised Catholic children.
Priority 6. Non-Catholic children who are in the care of a local authority (looked-after children) or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents) (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).
Priority 7. Non-Catholic children who have a brother or sister in the school at the time of admission.
Priority 8. Non-Catholic children.
Notes regarding applications
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school must be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available to other applicants.
In all categories, for a child to be considered as a Catholic, evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required. For a definition of a Baptised Catholic see below. Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of Baptism/Reception should contact their Parish Priest. Failure to provide evidence of Catholic Baptism/Reception may affect the criterion the child’s name is placed in. The Priest Reference form (Certificate of Catholic Practice) is available for download above.
The definition of a brother or sister is:
The children must be living permanently in the same household.
The home address of a pupil is considered to be the permanent residence of a child. The address must be the child’s only or main residence for the majority of the school week. Documentary evidence may be required. Where care is split equally between mother and father, parents must name which address is to be used for the purpose of allocating a school place.
Over-subscription: If there is over-subscription within categories 1 to 5, the Governors will give priority to children who are members of practising Catholic families. *Evidence of practise should be supplied using the Priest’s Reference Form, (Certificate of Catholic Practice) is available for download above.
Where there is a further need to split any category or group of pupils, places will be offered in accordance with distance between the child’s home and school (shortest distance = highest priority). Full details of how these calculations and judgement are made can be found in the Admissions Policy in Policies section of this website.
DEFINITION OF A “BAPTISED CATHOLIC”
A “Baptised Catholic” is one who:
Has been validly baptised in a separated ecclesial community and subsequently received into full communion with the Catholic Church by the Rite of Reception of Baptised Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church. Written evidence of their Baptism and Reception into full communion with the Catholic Church can be obtained by recourse to the Register of Receptions, or in some cases, a sub-section of the Baptismal Registers of the church in which the Rite of Reception took place.
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