Order of Priority
In the event of oversubscription (i.e. more applications than available places) priority will be given to children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment.
1. Catholic looked after and previously looked after children
2. Catholic children who are resident in the school’s designated parishes of Holy Rood Swindon, St Peter’s West Swindon, St Joseph’s Wroughton and Sacred Heart Royal Wootton Bassett
3. Other Catholic children
4. Other looked after and previously looked after children
5. Children who are a Catechumen
6. Any other children.
Where children have identical ranking, priority within each category will then be determined by random allocation.
Random Allocation is the drawing of lots, supervised by a person independent of the school. Each child will be allocated a number. All the numbers will be placed into a hat or other suitable container and will be drawn out and ranked in the order that they were drawn. For children of a multiple birth, only the allocated number of one of the children will be entered in the draw. Where this number is drawn, the other child or children will be deemed to have also been drawn. Lots will then also be drawn for these children to decide their individual ranking. This process will also be applied to brothers or sisters who are not from a multiple birth but are applying for a place in the same year group.