Although we are a Catholic school we welcome members of all faiths and none into our community. Our next open day is 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 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 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.
For a place in Reception 2020, the deadline for applying through your Local Authority AND for submitting the Supplementary Information Form to the school is 15 January 2020. You will be notified of the outcome on the National Offer Day on 16 April 2020.
Please contact the school office if you have any further questions.
Admissions Current Academic Year (2019-2020)
Admissions Academic Year 2020-2021
Admissions Academic Year
We have 30 places in Reception. For Reception 2019 we received 26 applications which were allocated as follows:
|Priority 1 (Catholic looked after children or previously looked after children)||no applications|
|Priority 2 (Catholic children with sibling at the school, resident in the local parishes)||1 child|
|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)||11 children|
|Priority 5 (Catholic children without siblings at the school, not resident in the local parishes)||1 child|
|Priority 6 (Other Catholic children)||6 children|
|Priority 7 (Other looked after children or previously looked after children)||no children|
|Priority 8 (Catechumens, candidates for reception into the church and children who are members of the Orthodox church)||2 children|
|Priority 9 (Other children with siblings at the school)||1 child|
|Priority 10 (Children of other Christian denominations)||no applications|
|Priority 11 (Children from other faiths)||no applications|
|Priority 12 (Any other children)||4 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.