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Welcome toSt. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus

Admissions

 

If you would like your child to attend our School, please click the link below to see full details of Walsall Council's Admission Arrangements. 

 

You can also view St. Bernadette's Admissions Policy by clicking on the Key Information tab on our Home Page, then choosing Policies then Admissions Policy. 

 

If you would like to take a look around our School please call the School Office who will be happy to assist.

APPLYING FOR A PRIMARY PLACE AT OUR SCHOOL

 

It's important that you include three Schools on your application. This will increase your chance of getting a place at one of your preferred choices.  If you only put your top choice down, there is a risk you might not get a place at that School.  You may be offered a School that you’re not happy with instead.

 

School Admissions always aim to offer you a place at your highest ranked school.

 

If you live outside Walsall, you should complete an application from your home local authority (even if you are applying for a Walsall School).

 

RECEPTION

 

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start Reception in September 2022.

 

DECIDING ON YOUR SCHOOL PREFERENCES

 

You can apply for a place at up to three Schools for your child, and list them in order of preference.  

 

If any of your preferred Schools are outside Walsall Borough, you still apply in the same way. Walsall Council runs a co-ordinated Admissions Scheme with neighbouring Councils and Admission Authorities, so you only have to complete one application.

 

Walsall Council has a duty to offer your child a place in a School. They always try to meet your first choice, but sometimes they receive more applications than the School has places available.  They will then try to offer your next highest preference.  If they cannot meet any of your preferences, they will offer you a place in the nearest School to your home address with available places.

 

The schemes for co-ordinated admissions document tells you more about:

 

  • when key decisions are made
  • evidence for late applications
  • what to do if you live near a borough boundary and want to apply for a school in another authority
  • which schools are their own admissions authority

 

The determined admission arrangements document tells you about:

 

  • class sizes
  • oversubscription criteria
  • priority applications from siblings
  • paired infant and junior schools

 

Please click below to apply for a Primary School Place:-

APPLYING FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACE

 

Below is some helpful information for when you need to start looking for a Secondary School place for your child.

 

BEFORE YOU APPLY

 

You should:

 

  • explore School Websites, read School Admissions Policies and entry criteria. This will help you understand how Schools make their admissions decisions
  • try to attend School Open Evenings. Speak to staff, and ask about the admissions criteria they used last year. Some schools may be holding their Open Evenings virtually.  Individual school websites will have the most up-to-date information
  • think about how your child will travel to and from School

 

DECIDING ON YOUR SCHOOL PREFERENCES

 

You should include five Schools on your application, and list them in order of preference.  If you only express a preference for a single School, you risk being offered a place that you are unhappy with. You should also choose Schools that your child has a realistic chance of getting in to.

 

Walsall Council has a duty to offer your child a School place. They will always try to meet your first choice, but sometimes they receive more applications than the School has places available. They'll then try to offer your next highest preference.  If they cannot meet any of your preferences, they will offer you a place in the nearest School to your home address with available places. They will will also put your child’s name on the waiting list for your preferred Schools.

 

Please click below to apply for a Secondary School place:-

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