Our Lady's Catholic Primary School

Henshaw Road
Wellingborough
NN8 2BE

You must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you would like your child to be considered under any of the Faith criteria. The SIF is available from the school and must be returned to the school by 15 January 2021.

Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming the school will be admitted in accordance with the regulations and the policy of the local authority.

Oversubscription criteria

Children will be admitted according to the following oversubscription criteria which are listed in order of priority:

  1. Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children
  2. Baptised Catholic children of practising Catholic families in the local parishes
  3. Baptised Catholic children of Catholic families in the local parishes
  4. Baptised Catholic children of Catholic families outside the local parishes supported by their priest
  5. Baptised Catholic children of Catholic families who are moving into the local parishes supported by their priest
  6. Baptised Catholic children in the local parishes
  7. Other looked after and previously looked after children
  8. Siblings of children already at the school
  9. Baptised Christian children of other denominations whose parents specifically wish a Catholic education for their child and are supported by their own minister or priest
  10. Baptised Christian children of other denominations whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child
  11. Unbaptised children of Catholic homes whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child
  12. Unbaptised children of Christian homes whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child
  13. Children of other faith traditions whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child
  14. Any other children whose parents wish a Catholic education for their child

Tie-breaker

Where there is a tie for places in any one criterion, applications will be ranked by distance from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school. Distances will be measured on a straight line basis using a geographical information system. In the event of two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, random allocation carried out by an independent person of suitable standing will take place.

Definitions

Catholic means Baptised in accordance with the rites of the Catholic Church. A baptismal certificate will be required to accompany all applications.

Catholic Home refers to one or more members of the family at the child’s current address being a baptised Catholic.

Christian Home refers to one or more members of the family at the child’s current address being a member of the Churches Together in England or other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group. Proof of membership must be provided by the appropriate church leader.

Families refers to parent, carer or legal guardian.

Practising means weekly attendance at Sunday Mass. This may need to be supported by a letter from the parish priest of the church being attended.

Local Parishes means: 

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart - Wellingborough, St. Peter’
  • Rushden and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour - Great Billing.

Sibling means full brother or sister, half-brother or sister, step brother or sister, or adopted brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.