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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 and returning it to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. The application form and Supplementary Information Form (SIF) are available under the ‘Admissions’ section of the school website.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/2023, will be applied.

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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.  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 an application for admission has been turned down by the Governing Body, parents can appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. Parents must be allowed at least twenty school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to submit that appeal. Parents must give reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the Appeals Panel is binding on the Governors.

Please note that you cannot re-appeal for a place at a school within the same school year unless there has been relevant, significant and material change in the family circumstances.

Appeals for children moving into the area will not be considered until there is evidence of a permanent address, e.g. exchange of contracts or tenancy agreement with rent book.

 

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Sophie Aspden on 01772 726937 or at bursar@sacredheart.lancs.sch.uk.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority  <https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/changing-schools-during-the-school-year/>

 

Information for Ukrainian families arriving into the UK

 

In England, children aged 5 to 16 are required to be in full-time education. The local authority supporting you and your family will assist you with accessing this.

This can either be:

• within a free state-funded school

• within an independent school (otherwise known as a private school or public school), which will normally charge fees for your child’s education;

or • you can choose to home-educate your child.

Children from the age of four can be enrolled in a local primary school which usually teaches children from the ages of 4 to 11. Children 11 and older can join a local secondary school which teaches children from the ages of 11 to 16 or 11 to 18. There are sixth form colleges in some areas which teach young-people aged 16 to 18.

Contact your local council https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council to find:

• state-funded schools in your area

• admissions criteria https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/admissions-criteria for the schools you are interested in

 

The below link will help with further information on education within the UK

<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welcome-a-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk>

 

If you do require further information about school places at Sacred Heart Primary School please email bursar@sacredheart.lancs.sch.uk or contact 01772 726937

 

 

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