Our Lady's Catholic Junior School: admissions information

​Our Lady's Catholic Junior School, Henshaw Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2BE

Oversubscription criteria

Following the admission of children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, children will be admitted according to the following criteria which are listed in order of priority:

  1. Looked after Catholic children or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order
  2. Catholic Children who attend Our Lady’s Infant School
  3. Catholic practising children of Catholic families in the local parishes
  4. Catholic children of Catholic families in the local parishes.
  5. Catholic children of Catholic families outside the local parishes.
  6. All other looked after children or previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. 
  7. Non-Catholic children who attend Our Lady’s Catholic Infant School.
  8. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
  9. Baptised Christian children of other denominations, supported by their own minister/priest.
  10. Baptised Christian children of other denominations.
  11. Unbaptised children of Catholic homes.
  12. Children of Christian homes.
  13. Children of other faith traditions.
  14. Any other children whose parents wish a Catholic education for their children.

Where it is necessary to choose between two or more children who satisfy the same final criterion, geographical factors relating to proximity to the school may be used to determine which child[ren] will be allocated the remaining place(s).


Catholic means baptised in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church or enrolled in a baptismal programme. A baptismal certificate will be required to accompany all applications.

Practising means weekly attendance at Sunday Mass. This will need to be supported by a signed statement from the parish priest of the church being attended.

Local parish means: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Wellingborough, St. Peter’s, Rushden, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing, St. Paul’s, Thrapston.

Christian means a member of one of the churches in full membership with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland at the time when admission decisions are made. Proof of church membership must be provided by the appropriate church leader.

Sibling means full brother/sister, half brother/sister, step brother/sister, adopted brother/sister.

Family means a child’s parent(s), carer(s) or legal guardian(s).

Geographical location: will be measured from the applicant’s front door (including flats) and the school’s main entrance door, travelling on public highway.

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