Admissions to Holy Spirit: Sept 2017
Thank you for considering Holy Spirit for your child's reception class place. If your child is presently in nursery or you are totally new to the school, please contact me to arrange a visit and a tour around. You will soon pick up on the terrific atmosphere here and the vision of excellence that we've developed.
Admissions to Reception class are organised via Sefton LEA. The online application is available at www.sefton.gov.uk/admissions from 1st September 2016 to 15th January 2017. Parents who are in contact with the school will be receiving a cover letter from school explaining the procedure. There is also a letter from Sefton (below) which sets out what needs to be done.
Please note that Holy Spirit's early years age phase is increasingly popular - this is understandable given the vast improvements to standards and learning environment over the last 2 years.
In September 2017, it is possible that we will receive more first choice applications for places than the 30 places available in reception. If there are more than 30 first choice applications the Archdiocese admissions criteria applies. It is very important that you look at this admissions criteria carefully to see how this applies to your child.
If your child is a Baptised Catholic, this will increase their chances of gaining a place, however there is no certainty that this will guarantee a place.
Having a current place in nursery does not guarantee a place in reception class and a child with no pre-school or who is presently in a private or other nursery setting will secure a place at Holy Spirit ahead of a child currently in our nursery if that child is higher up on the admissions criteria.
Please remember that school does not have any say on who is admitted. The admission criteria comes from the Archdiocese whilst Sefton LEA allocate places using the criteria.
If you would like to discuss this situation, please either contact me, Miss Dooley or one of our nursery team.
Mr Byrne Head teacher