Admissions

Although we are a Catholic school we welcome members of all faiths and none into our community.  You are welcome to arrange a visit any time by contacting the office.

‘When you walk in you just feel it’s great to be here!’

We’d like to reassure prospective parents and those interested in our school that we will make the necessary arrangements to ensure that we adhere to the most recent guidance in ensuring that everyone attending open events at Our Lady’s is kept safe.  Further information surrounding this will be communicated here, so please do check back for further updates.

On this page, you will find links to all policies, forms and other information you may require to apply for your child to attend Our Lady of Lourdes School. It is important that you refer to documents which are dated with the academic year that you expect your child to join the school.  For example, if you are applying for a place for your child to start school in September 2021, you should look in the policies section labelled “Admissions 2021-2022”. If you are applying for an immediate place, you should look in the section dated with the current academic year.

How to apply for a place at Our Lady of Lourdes: 

If you live in Brighton and Hove, you must apply through the Brighton and Hove Schools Admissions system
If you live in East Sussex, you must apply through the East Sussex Schools Admissions system. 

You should also download and complete a Supplementary Information Form (see links below) and submit it at the school office.  Please ensure that all sections are completed accurately and, if relevant, a Baptism certificate is included.

For a place in Reception in September 2021, you will be notified of the outcome of your application on the National Offer Day on 16 April 2021. 

Please contact the school office if you have any further questions.

Admissions Current Academic Year (2019-2020)

Admissions Current Academic Year 2020-2021

We currently have vacancies in a number of year groups across the school.

Links

In Year Admissions Procedure

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Supplementary Information Form 2019-2020 and Privacy Notice

Please use this form if you are applying for a place in the current academic year 2019-2020.

Appeals
Please find details of how to appeal on the Brighton and Hove Admissions website https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/appeal-school-place.

We currently have vacancies in a number of year groups across the school.

Links

In Year Admissions Procedure

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Supplementary Information Form 2020-21 and Privacy Notice

Please use this form if you are applying for a place in the current academic year 2020-21.

Appeals
Please find details of how to appeal on the Brighton and Hove Admissions website https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/appeal-school-place.

Admissions  Academic Year 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Supplementary Information Form 2021-22 and Privacy Notice

Please use this form if you wish your child to start in the academic year 2021-2022.

We have 30 places in Reception. For Reception 2020 places were allocated as follows:

Priority 1 (Catholic looked after children or previously looked after children)1 child
Priority 2 (Catholic children with sibling at the school, resident in the local parishes)8 children
Priority 3 (Catholic children with a sibling at the school, not resident in the local parishes)no applications
Priority 4 (Catholic children without siblings at the school, resident in the local parishes)13 children
Priority 5 (Catholic children without siblings at the school, not resident in the local parishes)no applications
Priority 6 (Other Catholic children)1 child
Priority 7 (Other looked after children or previously looked after children)no applications
Priority 8 (Catechumens, candidates for reception into the church and children who are members of the Orthodox church)no applications
Priority 9 (Other children with siblings at the school)7 children
Priority 10 (Children of other Christian denominations)no children
Priority 11 (Children from other faiths)no children
Priority 12 (Any other children)no children

Occasionally families’ circumstances change, and fewer children than originally applied for a place start at the school. We therefore operate a waiting list and offer any additional places as they come up.

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