Admissions

 

School admission arrangements for St. Helens Schools 2020 - 2021

 Please click the link below for admission arrangements:

St. Helens school admissions 2020 2021

 

Consultation about Admissions changes from the Archdiocese of Liverpool:

Please read the links below:

Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Admissions Policies from September 2020

 

Letter for Parents

Any comments on the proposals should be sent to the Chair of Governors, at the school address, and to the Archdiocese of Liverpool

Admissions Policy for 2020/2021

Admissions 2020

 

 

Please click the link below for more information about admissions:

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Admission Policy and Arrangements 2019/2020

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSION POLICY AND ARRANGEMENTS 2018/2019

 

Applying On-line for a School Place

Applying for primary school for September 2020

Apply through www.sthelens.gov.uk

If your child will turn four between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, he or she can start primary school in September 2020.

The online application system opened on Monday 9 September 2019. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Before you apply:

  • Read the primary education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with. 
  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with a member of the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.

If your child is already attending primary school and you wish to transfer schools, please access information on how to do this via the 'Useful Links' tab below.

Maintained nursery places

A maintained nursery is managed by a governing body and is usually on the site of a primary school.

Maintained nurseries in St Helens offer places for three and four-year-olds the year before they start school, but children may be able to go sooner if there are enough places.

Broad Oak, Grange Valley, Rainhill, Sutton Manor, Thatto Heath and The District C.E. primary schools offer some two-year-olds places.

Your child can get 15 hours of funded nursery care each week for 38 weeks each year the term after their third birthday.

The hours are normally divided up into morning or afternoon sessions on five days per week. The school will contact you with details of the session times for your child after a place has been allocated by the local authority.

January, April and September 2020 admission

If your child turns three after 31 August 2019 and you wish to apply for January, April or September 2020 admission, the online application system has now closed but you can still apply using a paper form

Before you apply

  • Read the nursery education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.

September 2019 admission

If your child turns three before 31 August 2019, he or she can start a maintained nursery in September 2019. If you wish to be considered for a place, please complete a paper application form and return it to us. 

30 hours' funded childcare

Some working parents are eligible for up to 30 hours of funded childcare/early education per week (for three to four-year-olds). As a result this may have an impact on the number of pupils that maintained schools can offer places to.

The places allocated by the local authority are for the universal 15 hours of funded early education that all three and four-year-olds are entitled to. If you are interested in taking up the 30 hours' funded childcare, you should contact the nursery to find out if they will be offering 30-hour places and whether there is any availability. You should apply for an extended entitlement place through the nursery after you have secured the 30 hours' free childcare eligibility code from the Childcare Choices website.

 

 

Applying for Primary and Secondary places 

St. Helens now have a link on the local page :

Please click on the link below:

 School admissions