St. Augustine's is a growing school that hopes to support it's ever evolving local community.

We are lucky to have a Nursery that is joined to our school that plans excellent teaching opportunities alongside our two Reception classes.

Currently we have three mixed Year 1&2 classes that work closely together, by sharing planning and resources as well as participating on events and trips together.

The mixed year groups will gradually move through the school until we reach our full capacity in September 2020. This will include one Nursery class, two Reception classes, three Year 1&2 classes, three Year 3&4 classes and three Year 5&6 classes.

Admissions Policy for 2020-21

The Admissions Policy for 2019 has been amended to reflect the increase in the school PAN (Pupil Admission Number)  for Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 Admissions in September 2019.

Please Click Here to download and view the admissions policy

The school benefits from receiving a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) when applications are made to the school.

Please Click Here to download and view the Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Supplementary Admission Form Reception 2021

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 2021 is as follows:

Children born between:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1st Sept 2016 - 28th Feb 2017

Full Time

Full Time

Full Time

1st March 2017 - 31st August 2017 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 Nursery

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

Click HERE to see our Local Authority Funding Agreement

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 during term time 9.00-15.00 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.

We offer Government funded sessions of 15 hours per week, every morning between 9am and 12 noon during term-time. Children may also stay for optional afternoon sessions, which includes lunchtime care, between noon and 3pm. The cost of an afternoon session is £10 or is covered by the Government 30 hours funding, if eligible.


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.

St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School
19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich NR8 5AG

TEL: 01603 743317

FAX: 01603 743833