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 2022-23 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.
Admissions Policy key information summary
Applications for a place in Reception
To apply for a place for your child to begin Reception in September 2022 please click here. Your child will be due to start Reception in September 2022 if they were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.
All applications will be handled by Warwickshire LA Admissions Service. The deadline for making an on-time application is 15th January 2022. 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 this school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to Catholic children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below.
As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. We therefore hope that all parents will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. This does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for and be admitted to a place at the school in accordance with the admission arrangements.
The School’s Admission Number 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 on the school website.
Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school MUST be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available to applicants. This is not an oversubscription criteria.
In all categories, for a child to be considered as Catholic, evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required. For a definition of a Baptised Catholic, see the Appendix. Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church should contact their Parish Priest.
Parents making an application for a Catholic child should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which should be returned directly to the school. If you do not provide the information required in the Supplementary Information Form and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, this is likely to affect the criteria that your child is placed into, which is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place at this school.
For the purposes of this policy, a looked after child living with a family where at least one of the carers is Catholic will be considered as Catholic. The carer must forward a copy of their own Catholic Baptismal or Reception certificate directly to the school in order for this priority to be given to the child as failure to do so will result in the looked after child being ranked as a non-Catholic.
“A “looked after child” has the same meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, and means any child who is (a) in the care of the local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by them in the exercise of their social services functions (eg children with foster parents) at the time of making the application to the school. A “previously looked after child” is a child who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order and includes those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state case as a result of being adopted.
For the purposes of this policy, a looked after child living with a family where at least one of the carers is Catholic will be considered as Catholic. The carer must forward a copy of their own Catholic Baptismal or Reception certificate directly to the school in order for this priority to be given to the child as failure to do so will result in the looked after child being ranked as a non-Catholic.”
Note 3 addendum:
LAC and PLAC now extended to include IAPLAC children. This variation comes into effect on 1 September 2021, conditional on the Code passing through Parliament in July 2021.
For all applicants the definition of a brother or sister is:
Distances will be calculated by straight line measurement from the address point location coordinate of the applicant’s home address (as set by Ordnance Survey) to the centre point (centroid) of the school in question. (The centroid is a predetermined point set by Warwickshire County Council and all distances are subject to changes which may occur with updates of mapping data).
DEFINITION OF A “BAPTISED CATHOLIC”
A “Baptised Catholic” is one who:
Has been baptised into full communion with the Catholic Church by the Rites of Baptism of one of the various ritual Churches in communion with the See of Rome. Written evidence of this baptism can be obtained by recourse to the Baptismal Registers of the church in which the baptism took place.
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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