Admissions & Appeals
The admissions process is part of the Solihull local authority co-ordinated scheme.
The Admission Policy of the Governors of St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School is as follows:
The ethos of this school is Catholic. The school was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.
The School’s Admission Number for the school year 2021/22 is 30.
Further Information can be found in our admissions policy, which can be found below, or by visiting the Policies page of our website. We must receive a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate and Supplementary Information Form which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Applications for a Nursery place
If you would like to apply for a Nursery place starting in September 2022, applications are made via the school office. It is no longer coordinated by Solihull Local Authority.
Opening date is Monday 1st November 2021. Closing date is Wednesday 1st December 2021. Offers will be made on Monday 31st January 2022.
You can make a late application after the closing date. This may have an impact on a place being offered.
Applications for a place in Reception
If you would like to apply for a Reception place starting in September 2022 you should apply to your home council - closing date is 15th January 2022. Contact School Admissions if you miss the closing date on 0121 704 6710.
Solihull Council School Admissions:-
Offers will be made on 19th April 2022.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made via the local authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from Solihull School Admissions https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions.
As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the local authority. Supplementary Information Forms can be obtained from the school’s website at https://www.st-andrews.solihull.sch.uk/Parents/Admission-Appeals/
or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office via email on email@example.com or calling 0121 743 5675. Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, Windrush Close, Solihull, B92 8QL or firstname.lastname@example.org. If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted directly to the school this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.
The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/2023, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from https://www.st-andrews.solihull.sch.uk/Parents/Admission-Appeals/or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the local authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact The School Office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Solihull School Admissions via email email@example.com or via phone 0121 704 6693.