September Starters

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new families who will be joining The Cathedral Catholic Primary School this September.  We want you to feel relaxed and eager to join us, and also to be familiar with our school and the staff who will be working with your children during their first year at our school.

What happens now?

Once your child has been offered a place at school we will write to you and invite you to attend a welcome evening for parents in June. This is a chance for you to meet the staff, see the environment, meet other parents and ask any questions that you may have about your child’s first year at school. We will have school uniform on display and there will be a chance for you to sample Carla our cook’s delicious food.

On this evening we will also arrange opportunities for your child to come to school and spend time in the indoor and outdoor classrooms and get to know each other and the staff.  We will also arrange to visit your child in a familiar environment. This can be your home or your child’s nursery provision, whichever you prefer.

You will also find out about the induction process which happens over the first three weeks in September. The aim of the induction is to make sure that the children settle quickly and get into the daily routines of school. We know from past experience that this is a very successful process for teachers, parents and children alike.

If you have received notification that your child has been successful at acquiring a place at our school, we look forward to meeting and welcoming you in May.

Shiralee Grierson (EYFS/KS1 leader)


In year admissions

 In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any applications for the intake made after the start of the autumn term will be treated as an in-year application.

The in-year admission process is managed by the school. Parents are required to complete the in-year application form and supplementary form which are available from the school office or via email. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing or by phone as soon as possible.

If there are no places the child/children will be added to a waiting list.

Where a place cannot be secured, parents will be offered a legal right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Lancashire County Council administers the appeals process on behalf of the school. Parents can complete the school’s appeal form on Lancashire County Council’s website.

If you have any questions about in year admissions please contact the school.


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