Admissions

Although we are a Catholic school we welcome members of all faiths and none into our community.  Our open days are 13 November  2019 2pm, 14 November 2019 10am and 7pm, and 8 January 2020 10am, but 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!’

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 2020, you should look in the policies section labelled “Admissions 2020-2021”. If you are applying for an immediate place, you should look in the folder 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 should apply through the Brighton and Hove Schools Admissions system
If you live in East Sussex, you should 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.

Please contact the school office if you have any further questions

Admissions Current Academic Year (2019-2020)

Admissions Academic Year 2020-2021

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Supplementary Information Form 2020-21 and Privacy Notice

Please use this form if you are applying for a place in Reception for September 2020.

Admissions  Academic Year

Admissions Policy 2018-19

Supplementary Information Form 2018-19 and Privacy Notice

Please use this form if you wish your child to start in the current academic year 2018-2019.

Appeals Information and timetable 2018

We have 30 places in Reception. For Reception 2018 we received  25 applications which were allocated as follows:

Priority 2 (Catholic children with siblings at the school, resident in the local parishes) 7 children
Priority 4 (Catholic children without siblings at the school, resident in the local parishes)10 children
Priority 9 (Other children with siblings at the school)3 children
Priority 10 (Children of other Christian denominations)5 children
Priority 11 (Children from other faiths)no applications
Priority 12 (Any other children)no applications

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.