Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888



If you would like your child to attend either the Nursery or the main school please use the documents below to help guide you:



Our school has a Nursery of 26 full-time children attending for 30 hours a week. Parents who are not eligible for the full 30 hours of DFE funded care and might only receive 15 hours a week are able to 'top-up' their children's Nursery attendance with child care vouchers or through a payment arrangement.  For more information, please contact the school office.

Please read the Nursery Admissions Criteria as outlined in the policy below: 

Nursery Policy 2023- 24

Nursery Policy 2024- 25


Please use the Application Form below to apply for a Nursery place:

Application for Admission to Nursery School Form September 2024

Nursery Admission Letter 2024



The Reception class is the first year group in the main school and as such has a different admissions application.  As we are a very popular school, please use the Admissions Policy to help. Our current policy for admission to the school can be found below:

Our Lady and St Werburgh's CTKCC Primary Admission Policy 2023- 2024

Admissions 2024- 2025 and 2025- 2026

For parents considering sending your child to our school in the academic years 2024- 2025 or 2025-2026, please see our Admissions Policies below:

Our Lady and St Werburgh's CTKCC Primary Admission Policy 2024- 2025

Our Lady and St Werburgh's CTKCC Primary Admission Policy 2025- 2026


You are very welcome to contact the school to arrange a time when you can visit and discuss the applications process.

All applications for a place in the school's Reception class go through Staffordshire's Admissions Website, the link for which is below:


The application window to apply for a Reception place for September 2024 is now closed. 


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 school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available hereA hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office on 01782 973888 or via email: office.olsw@ctkcc.co.uk

Completed application forms must be and returned to Mrs H Carter at Our Lady and St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School, Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4AG.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023/2024 will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from https://www.ourlady-st-werburghs.staffs.sch.uk/key-information/admissions or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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 Mrs H Carter or Mrs R Wilson on 01782 973888. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0300 111 8007 or via email: admissions@staffordshire.gov.uk 



Should you feel that the wrong decision has been made about an admission to our Reception class, or in-year transfers following an application to our school, you have the right to appeal. Our Appeals' Timetable can be found by clicking the link below:

Appeals' Timetable 2024


For further information on the appeals process, please follow the link to Staffordshire County Council's Admissions website: