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

Admissions

 

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

 

Nursery

Our school has a small Nursery of 22 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 2022- 23

Nursery Policy 2023- 24

Nursery Admission Letter 2022

 

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

Application for Admission to Nursery School Form September 2023

 

Reception

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 2022-23

Admissions 2023- 2024

For parents considering sending your child to our school in the academic year 2023- 2024, please see our Admissions Policy for 2023- 2024 below:

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

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

All applications for the school go through Staffordshire's Admissions Website, the link for which is below:


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx

The application window to apply for a Reception place has 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 

 

Appeals

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 2022

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

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissionappeals/home.aspx