St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

We try to follow Jesus by loving each other and caring for God's world

19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5AG


Tel: 01603 743317



Admissions Policy for 2017-18

The Admissions Policy for 2017 has been amended to reflect the increase in the school PAN (Pupil Admission Number)  for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Admissions in September 2017.

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St. Augustine's is a very popular school and in recent years has been oversubscribed not just for Nursery and Reception, but for every class.

 For first admission to school, children are admitted at some time during the year in which they attain their fifth birthday. The school year is from 1st September  to 31st August the following year.


 The pattern of admissions into Reception for 2017 is as follows: 

Children born between:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1st Sept. 2012 to 28th Feb 2013

Full Time

Full Time

Full Time

1st Mar. 2013 to 31st Aug. 2013

        Either Mornings Only or Full Time

Full Time

Full Time

 Policy for Admissions                                                      

Admissions to the school are the responsibility of the School Governors. However admissions for Reception are handled by Norfolk County Council's Directorate of Children’s Services. The school handles Nursery admissions for which there is a separate Nursery application form and it must be sent direct to the school. Admissions to established classes are also handled by the school but you can apply via Children's Services.


It is very important to register your interest in our school for your child as early as possible by completing an application form. Early registration is extremely helpful to the school in order to predict the places that will be available. During the autumn term before your child is due to start school Norfolk County Council issues to the families concerned a preference form. It must be completed and returned to them for your child to be considered for a Reception place or you can apply online on the Norfolk County Council website. You will also need to complete a supplementary information form as the school uses information not collected by Children’s Services to allocate places according to our criteria.

It is compulsory to provide a photocopy of your child’s baptism certificate as proof of membership of the Roman Catholic Church.  IF WE DO NOT HAVE EVIDENCE OF BAPTISM THEN YOUR CHILD WILL BE PUT INTO ANOTHER CATEGORY WITH LESS PRIORITY FOR A PLACE.


Click HERE to download an application form for Classes other than Nursery

Click HERE to download an application for for Nursery

Click HERE to visit the Admissions page of Norfolk County Council Children's Services

 Admission Criteria

Because the demand for places often exceeds the number available special criteria are followed when allocating places. Click HERE to download the criteria used to decide the allocation of places. Where the school is named in a statement of special educational needs, the Governing Body has a duty to admit the child to the school.

If all children within any of the criteria cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line ‘crow fly’ basis, using Ordnance Survey data.

If parents are unsuccessful in their first application to Reception Class their child’s name will be placed on a Waiting List held open until 31st December of the year of entry and they will be advised should a vacancy occur. After January 1st, applicants have to reapply.


Admission Criteria for The Nursery

Children are eligible for the Nursery in the academic year after they reach the age of three. Our Nursery is open every weekday morning during term time and children attend from 9.00-12.00 a.m.

The criteria for selecting children for Nursery places is the same as for the main school.

Children who are unsuccessful in obtaining a place may be placed on a waiting list and parents will be advised should a vacancy occur.

Parents accept a place in our nursery on the understanding that the school claims all of their Government funding for nursery education and that their child will attend all 5 morning sessions.


Applications are treated separately for Nursery and Reception.

 Right of Appeal

All appeals for Reception are to be made direct to the admissions section at County Hall. Any other appeals should be sent to the school for the attention of the Chair of Governors.