Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Catholic School(Nov 2015
Diocese of Clifton)

Admissions

 

Applications for Reception

For applications starting in September, please complete the local authority form which is accessible by register and applying online via Swindon Borough Council's 'Citizen Portal' - please click HEREThe deadline date for applications is mid January. If you wish to apply on faith grounds please also complete our supplementary form, returning it to the school with required documentation.

 

In-year Transfers

If you wish to transfer your child and apply for a place in the school please register and applying online via Swindon Borough Council's 'Citizen Portal' (www.swindon.gov.uk) and make an application online - click HERE. If you wish to apply on faith grounds please also complete our supplementary form, returning it to the school with required documentation.

 

Press the links below to access to resources:

Our school's 2019-20 admissions policy  

Our school's 2018-19 admissions policy   

Our catchment area map

Information on transferring to a Swindon school

Swindon Borough Council school admission arrangements & Annual Report

Primary school admission information

Secondary school admission information

Supplementary form

Applying for a school place online - parents must apply online using the Swindon Portal to register their child for a school place

Parent Guide to using the online portal for applications - no paper copies are available for completion as all applications must be completed using the SBC online portal - please read this guide and then register on the Swindon Borough Council 'Citizen Portal' site for an account which will then allow you to make applications online.

 

Waiting Lists

A waiting list for those still seeking a place in Reception will be held until 31st December.  If places become available before the end of December, offers will be made in accordance with oversubscription criteria. Parents/Carers will be asked to confirm whether or not they wish their child’s name to remain on the admissions waiting list.  Each child added to the list will be ranked in accordance with our oversubscription criteria.

In-year waiting lists will be held for children whose parent/carer is seeking a place until 31st August.  Please advise Swindon Borough Council whether you wish your child’s name to remain on the waiting list for the next academic year.  Each child added to the list will require the waiting list to be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria and so a child’s position on the list may change.  Parents should also advise the schools where your child is on the waiting list, whether they wish their child to remain or be removed from the list.

 

Secondary School Admissions

Please refer to the Swindon Borough Council website for details of secondary school application dates and information by using the link above.

Appeals Procedure

Parents/carers have the right to appeal against the refusal by the Governors to admit their child, and should put their appeal in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within twenty days of receiving the letter of refusal. Appeals will be arranged by the Local Authority (Swindon Borough Council). More information can be found on the School Admission Appeals webpage.

 

Appeals - the School Admissions Code states:

“Admission authorities must publish their appeals timetable on their website by 28 February each year.
2.3 Admission authorities must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
a) for applications made in the normal admissions round⁷, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
b) for late applications⁸, appeals should 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 to sixth forms:
i) where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results;
ii) where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
d) for applications for in-year admissions⁹, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
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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 or year 7 ( 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.

 

 

 

If you have any feedback you would like to share with us, please email mmercer@holycross.swindon.sch.uk.