Saturday, 23 June 2018


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School Admissions




The Governors of St Patrick's Catholic Primary School welcomes pupils of parents who support their Christian aims for the school and who will actively support the Governors, and work in partnership with staff, in developing a happy, hard working school.

Admissions Criteria

  1. First, All children whose statement of Special Educational Need names St Patricks Catholic school.
  1. Then, looked after children (children in public care), and previously looked after children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
  1. Then children who have been baptised Catholic whose parent/s or guardians are resident in the parish of St Mary's, Cleator.

4.  The next priority is given to baptised Catholic children resident in other parishes.


      5. The next priority is given to other children

Tie Breakers

In some categories if the number of applications is greater than the places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

1      Children who currently have a brother or sister in the school at the time of admission. NB. Priority will be given to those with the youngest siblings.

2.   Children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line using an approved measurement from online map system Google Maps.



  1. In order for your application to be ranked in a higher category a certificate of baptism will be required with the application form
  2. A sibling means a full, half, step, foster brother or sister, or adopted sibling. (residing in the same household)
  3. Where shared arrangements are in place, home address will be determined by the address of the parent receiving child benefit.


Arrangements for the Admission of New Pupils

The Governing Body has set the planned admissions number for 2018-19 at 47. The Local Authority and other parties required by law have been consulted on this.

Parents showing an interest in the school are invited to make an appointment to view the school and meet the staff.

  • All applications will be considered at the same time and after the closing date determined by the Local authorities’ co-ordinated Admissions scheme.
  • Late applications will not be given priority over those that applied on time
  • Parents will be informed by letter of the outcome of their application in line with the Local authority’s co-ordinated Admissions scheme.
  • For unsuccessful applications the letter will give the reasons for the decision and will tell parents of their right to appeal. Guidance on how to appeal will also be included. Where an application has been successful parents must inform the school, in writing, of their intention to accept the place offered.
  • A waiting list for children who have not been offered a place will be kept and will be ranked according to the Admissions Criteria. The waiting list will operate for the Autumn term following admission. Places will be offered according to their priority on the list and not on length of time they have been on the waiting list.

During the summer term there will be a meeting for parents of children who are to be admitted. Arrangements will be made for the children to visit the school with their parents.

Older children may be admitted at other times of the year. Please contact school and ask to speak to the Headteacher.



Applying for a School Place


Starting school – September 2018

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2018. You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a school place, under the Local Authority’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme.

 Please click the online link below for applications for children due to to start Primary School in September 2018

Alternatively you can apply on paper application form which can be printed from the link below, or you can pop into the school office for an application pack.

Application form for Reception September 2018

Transfer to secondary school – September 2018

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007, they will be due to transfer to secondary school in September 2018.  You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a secondary school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

 The closing date for applications is 31 October 2017.  It is essential that you make your application before the closing date.  If you do not, this could severely reduce the chances of you securing a place at one of your preference schools.

If your child is in Year 6 at a primary or junior school in Cumbria you should have received a letter and a leaflet, via the school, which gives you some basic information about how to apply, and also a Unique Identifier (UID) code.  This is a code which identifies your child’s application and using it will make it easier to complete your online application. If you have not received a letter you can still apply online but you will need to enter all of your information manually.

 Please click on the online link below for applications for children due to to start Secondary School in September 2018

Please click here for paper application form

For More Information contact admissions at County Council on the details below;

School Admissions and Appeals

Lower East Wing 
Parkhouse Building 
Baron Way 


Allerdale & Copeland enquiries: 
01228 221582

Barrow & South Lakes enquiries: 
01228 226775

Carlisle & Eden enquiries: 
01228 221198

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Please fell free to pop into the school at anytime for information, queries or help in applying for your child's place.