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Admissions Policy 2021-22 Consultation 

The governing body are consulting on new proposed admission arrangements for the 2021-22 school year. You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by

9th December 2019. Final arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2020.

Comments should be sent to Helen Adams (School Secretary) via 


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Admissions Appeals 

Appeals for school places are heard by a panel of indepedent, admissions trained individuals assembled by Clifton Diocese (Department for Schools & Colleges).

For further information regarding the appeals process, and to request appeals paperwork, please contact the school Secretary (Helen Adams) on or telephone 01452 714053.

Timeline for school admission appeals.  

Appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales: 

a) for applications made in the normal admissions round⁷, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;

b) for late applications⁸, appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;

c) for applications for in-year admissions⁹, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

⁷   Under the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements ) (England)  Regulations  2012  an application is  made  in the  ‘normal  admissions  round’  if  it  is  not  a ‘late application’ or an ‘in-year application’:

see footnotes ⁸ and ⁹.

⁸ An application is a ‘late’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group; it is submitted before the first day of the school term of the admission year; and a determination relating to the application is not made by an authority on or before the offer date. The ‘relevant age group’ is the age group at which pupils are or will normally be admitted to the school e.g. reception class ( Section 142 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998).

⁹ An application is an ‘in-year’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group and it is submitted on or after the first day of the first school term of the admission year, or it is for the admission of a child to an age group other than a relevant age group.



St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Churchdown is registered in England and Wales under company number 7696498

St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Cheltenham Road East
Gloucester, GL3 1HU

01452 714053