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Admissions and Appeals

The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

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How do I apply for my child to go to The Good Shepherd Academy?

Parents wishing to apply for a place in the school for their child must complete the common application from the Local Authority in which you live and the supplementary form for Voluntary Aided Schools. It is very important both these forms are filled in and returned by the Local Authority deadline. Late applications will only be considered after all those received on time have been considered and places allocated.

If you require help with the forms, please speak to Mrs Glynis Scorer at The Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy office.

Parents and carers should be aware that when the Governing Body is considering applications for places, they must keep to the limit of 30 children per infant class. Parents do have the right to appeal if their child is refused a place.

 

In-Year Applications

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 Nottinghamshire County Council by completing the LA Common Application Form https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/changing-school/apply and following the instructions on the LA website. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form https://www.goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk/Admissions-and-Appeals/OLOL_Supplementary_information_Form__March_2020_.pdf and return this to office@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-2022, will be applied, https://www.goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk/docs/Admissions/OLoL_Primary_Admissions_Arrangements_2021-2022__IPLAC_July2021.pdf.  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.  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 receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of 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 Mrs Scorer on 0115 9262983. 

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Nottinghamshire County Council : 0300 500 8080.

Waiting Lists

Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round will be added to the school’s Waiting List unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school. The Waiting List will remain open until the end of the academic application year.  If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year.  The Local authority manages the waiting list for Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy. 

The Parish Catchment Map can be accessed below. The catchment area of our school The Good Shepherd Parish within the Gedling boundary. Should you have any queries relating to this, please contact Mrs Glynis Scorer in our school office who will be able to help.

  

 Admission Documents:

Admissions Documents for the academic years 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 can be found via the OLOL Admissions link

https://www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/documents/admissions/

 

  • 2022-2023;

       - School Admission Policy for 2022-2023 (FUTURE ACADEMIC YEAR)

  • 2021-2022;

      - School Admission Policy for 2021-2022 (CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR)

  • 2020-2021;

       - School Admission Policy for 2020-21 (PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR)

       - Supplementary Information Form 2020-21

 

 

 Appeal Documents:

- Admissions appeals timetable in the normal round

- Admissions appeals timetable for late applications in the normal round

- Admissions appeals timetable for in-year applications

Additional Documents:

- Admission to Catholic Secondary Voluntary Academies

- Catholic Voluntary Academy Supplementary Form

- Parish Catchment Map

- Gedling Borough Council Map

- Nottinghamshire County Council School Admissions

- OLOL Admissions Privacy Notice