Admission to St Bede's Catholic Primary School
Welcome to St Bede's Catholic Primary School. Our Mission Statement is to 'Love, Learn, Serve' and we firmly believe in trying to provide the best possible education in a happy and supportive setting.
Each child is unique and we aim to give them the opportunities and environment to grow and develop into confident individuals. As a school we support our St Bede's family, including our parents and the wider community, to ensure that all children are valued.
If you are a prospective parent, or the parent of a child already in school, we hope you will find our website a useful window to life at St Bede's.
If you have any questions, would like to make a late application or need to make an in-year school transfer please contact the School Office on 01772 335861 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Reception 2024 - School Open Events
If your child will start school in September 2024 and you would like to come and look at our school and meet our staff we have the following open events planned:
Wednesday 20 September - Open Day 9.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 27 September - Open Evening 3.30-5.30pm
To book a place on either of these events please contact the School Office at email@example.com or 01772 335861.
How do we consider applications every year group? (In year applications)
What if St Bede's has a place available?
We will consider if the year group is currently full. Our admission number at the moment is 30 per year group. If there is a place available then parents should make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and view the school. At this meeting we will ask parents to discuss the reasons for the move. If a place is available the Headteacher will request parents inform the current school at their earliest opportunity. The Headteacher will liaise with your child's current school and you to arrange a suitable start date. We encourage children to start at the beginning of a new term but know that in some circumstances this is not possible.
What if there is no place available?
The Governing Body alone is the admitting authority in a Catholic school. If the Year group is full but you would still like a place at St Bede's, please write to the Governing Body stating your case as to why you would like a place. Please include as much detail as possible. The Governing Body will make a decision as to whether to admit on a case by case basis.
Written applications should be addressed to the Appeals Committee and delivered to the School Office. We will accept e-mail applications which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If the Governing Body decide to admit your child then the normal process explained above will commence.