If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Admission Arrangements 2024-2025
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 to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which can be found here:
A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office from Miss Kavanagh at email@example.com
Completed application forms must be and returned to Miss Kavanagh at:
Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School,
Birmingham, B29 5DY
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for [2023/2024], will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed HERE
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 child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
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 Miss Kavanagh on 0121 464 2283. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with Birmingham local authority.
Our Admissions Criteria Summary 2023 /2024
Parents who are considering Our Lady and St. Rose's for their child are invited to make an appointment to visit the school during the working day.
Each September, the Governing Body will admit up to 30 children to the Reception Class. This shall be the standard number as the class moves up through the school. The Governing Body will apply the following admissions criteria in the order given.
1. Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who are looked after or previously looked after (See Note 3 below).
2. Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living in the parish of Our Lady & St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending Our Lady & St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School at the time of admission.
3. Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) living in the parish of Our Lady & St Rose of Lima.
4. Other Baptised Catholic children (see Note 2 below) who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending Our Lady & St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School at the time of admission.
5. Other Baptised Catholic children (see note 2 below).
6. Non-Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after (See Note 3 below).
7. Non-Catholic children who have a brother or sister (see Note 4 below) attending Our Lady & St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School at the time of admission.
8. Non-Catholic children.
Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school MUST be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available to applicants. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
In all categories, for a child to be considered as Catholic, evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required. For a definition of a Baptised Catholic, see the Appendix. Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church should contact their Parish Priest.
Parents making an application for a Catholic child should also complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which should be returned directly to the school. If you do not provide the information required in the Supplementary Information Form and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, this is likely to affect the criteria that your child is placed into, which is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place at this school.
For the purposes of this policy, a looked after child living with a family where at least one of the carers is Catholic will be considered as Catholic. The carer must forward a copy of their own Catholic Baptismal or Reception certificate directly to the school in order for this priority to be given to the child as failure to do so will result in the looked after child being ranked as a non-Catholic.
A “looked after child” has the same meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, and means any child who is (a) in the care of the local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by them in the exercise of their social services functions (eg children with foster parents) at the time of making the application to the school. A “previously looked after child” is a child who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order and includes those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state case as a result of being adopted. For the purposes of this policy, a looked after child living with a family where at least one of the carers is Catholic will be considered as Catholic. The carer must forward a copy of their own Catholic Baptismal or Reception certificate directly to the school in order for this priority to be given to the child as failure to do so will result in the looked after child being ranked as a non-Catholic
For all applicants the definition of a brother or sister is:
- A brother or sister sharing the same parents
- A half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
- A step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parents’ marriage or where they are unrelated but their parents are living as partners.
- Adopted or fostered children
The children must be living permanently in the same household.
Distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the child’s home address and the school’s main playground gate. The Local Authority uses a computerised system, which measures all distances in metres. Ordnance Survey supplies the co-ordinates that are used to plot a child’s home address and the address of the school.
In a very small number of cases, where the school is oversubscribed, it may not be possible to decide between the applications of those pupils who are the final qualifiers for a place when applying the published admission criteria.
For example, this may occur when children in the same year group live at the same address, or if the distance between the home and the school is exactly the same, for example, blocks of flats. If there is no other way of separating the application according to the admissions criteria and to admit both, or all, of the children would cause the Published Admission Number for the child’s year group to be exceeded, the Local Authority, on behalf of the Governing Body, will use a computerised system to randomly select the child to be offered the final place.
The governing body will, where possible, admit twins and all siblings from multiple births where one of the children is the last child ranked within the school’s published admission number.
A child’s home address refers to the address where the child usually lives with a parent or carer and will be the address provided in the Local Authority’s Common Application Form.
Where parents have shared responsibility for a child, and the child lives for part of the week with each parent, the home address will be the address provided in the Local Authority’s Common Application Form, provided that the child resides at that address for any part of the school week.
Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to satisfy the Governing Body that the child lives at the address put forward by the parents.
If a place in the school is offered on the basis of an address that is subsequently found to be different from a child’s normal and permanent home address, then that place is liable to be withdrawn.
For the purpose of this policy, a ‘member of staff working for Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic primary and nursery School’ is defined as an individual who has been employed by Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary school for two or more years prior to the application being submitted to the local authority, or where the staff member has more recently been recruited to fill a vacant post where there is a demonstrable skill shortage.