St Patrick's Catholic Primary School: admissions information

​St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Patrick Road, Corby, NN18 9NT

Applicants wishing to be considered under the school’s faith criteria must also complete and submit the Supplementary Information Form and a reference form from their parish priest or religious leader and return both and any other required documentation to the school by the closing date specified. Forms are available from the school office.

Completion of a supplementary and priest's/religious leader’s reference form is not mandatory; however, if one is not received the Governors will not be able to apply their admission criteria and the application will be considered under admission criterion No.10. "any other children".

There is no automatic right of admission to the school for children attending St. Patrick’s nursery class.

Oversubscription criteria

In the case of oversubscription, after the admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs, children will be admitted according to the following criteria.

  1. Baptised Catholic ‘looked after’ children or previously ‘looked after’ children but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order (see note 1).
  2. Baptised and practising Catholic children living in the parishes of St. Patrick and St. John Ogilvie, Corby (see note 2a, 2b and 2c).
  3. Baptised and practising Catholic children living in other parishes (see note 3).
  4. Baptised Catholic children living in the parish of parishes of St. Patrick and St. John Ogilvie, Corby (see note 4). 
  5. Baptised Catholic children living in other parishes (see note 5).
  6. Looked after children or previously 'looked after' but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order, other than Catholic. 
  7. Siblings of children who are still attending the school at the time of admission (see note 6).
  8. Children of other Christian denominations (see note 7).
  9. Children of other faiths (see note 8).
  10. Any other children whose parents express a preference for our school.

Tiebreaker

In the event of categories being oversubscribed after all the above criteria is considered, priority will be given to children living in closest proximity to the school. This will be measured by the council’s computerised geographical information system, which is consistent for all applicants. The distance from home to school is measured from a point at the centre of the property, which is determined by data supplied by Ordnance Survey, to the address point of the school "as the crow flies in a straight line".

Notes (These notes form part of the oversubscription criteria)

 

  1. Looked after children/LAC (or previously looked after) also know as children in public care. This is a 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. A looked after child who is a) in the care of a local authority, or b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. a) Baptised Catholic: children who have been baptised as Catholics or have been formally received into the Catholic Church. All applicants seeking admission under this criteria will be asked to provide evidence that the child has been baptised as a Catholic or has been received into the Catholic Church. A baptismal certificate or a letter from their priest confirming their baptism or reception into the Catholic Church will be required.

    b) Practising Catholic: the strength of evidence of commitment to the faith as demonstrated by the level of the family’s mass attendance on Sundays. This evidence must be provided by a priest at the church(es) where the family normally worship. 'Evidence of commitment' means at least one parent/carer and the child attends mass on Sundays as a central part of their lives.

    c) Children living within parishes of St. Patrick and St. John Ogilvie: a map of the parish boundary can be viewed at the school.
  3. Children matching 2a and b and living outside parish boundary.
  4. Baptised non-practising Catholic children matching 2a and c.
  5. Baptised non-practising Catholic children matching 2a and living outside parish boundary.
  6. Priority in this category will be given in the following order:
    1. Children of other Christian denominations.
    2. children of other faiths.
    3. Any other children whose parents express a preference for our school.
  7. Christian children who are baptised or dedicated members of other Christian churches as recognised by Churches Together in England (membership must be verified in writing by the appropriate church leader).
  8. Children of other faiths who are members of a recognised faith group (membership must be verified in writing by the appropriate faith leader).

Siblings

Sibling children will be given priority in categories 1 to 6.

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • Half-brother or half-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • Step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage
  • Adopted or fostered children

Sibling children must be living at the same address, attending St. Patrick’s School at the time of application and still attending at the time of admission.

Definition of terms

Catholic means baptised in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church, or enrolled in a baptismal programme.

Christian means a member of the Churches Together in England: Antiochian Orthodox Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain, Catholic Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Council of Churches, Church of England, Church of God of Prophecy, Church of Scotland (Presbytery of England), Congregational Federation, Coptic Orthodox Church, Council of African and Caribbean Churches UK, Council of Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches, Ichthus Christian Fellowship, Independent Methodist Churches, Joint Council for Anglo-Caribbean Churches, Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Methodist Church, Moravian Church, New Testament Assembly, New Testament Church of God, Oecumenical Patriarchate, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Religious Society of Friends, Russian Orthodox Church, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Transatlantic Pacific Alliance of Churches, United Reform Church, Wesleyan Holiness Church.

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