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2025-2026 Admissions Process


Applications open 1 September 2024

Applications Close TBC January 2024


Open Day: Saturday 16 November - bookings can be made after 4th Nov


School Offers Made to Parents

TBC Mid April 2025


Closing Date for Accepting Places

TBC End April 2025


Appeals Deadline

TBC Mid May 2025 (to be heard before end of term)


St Andrew's informed by LA of the list of pupils starting in September

By Late May 2025


Welcome Packs sent out

June 2025


Transition Sessions

Early July 2025


Start School

TBC September 2025 

NB Children will do half days to start with.



Catchment Map

Admissions Policy 2025 to 2026

 Current Prospectus


 Apply Online

The 2025/26 Admissions Policy was ratified at a Full Governing Board (FGB1) meeting on 25.10.2023. Please note that the faith-based oversubscription criteria has been removed from the policy. Therefore  a separate St Andrew's Supplementary Information Form is NOT required.


Appeals for September 2025  (after offers made)

Whilst we would be delighted to accept all applicants for a place at St Andrew's, current infant class size legislation requires that we can only take 45 pupils in our Reception cohort.  In order to ensure fairness to all, we set a table of criteria, broken down into several categories clearly listed in the 2025-26 Admissions Policy. 

If our Reception classes are over-subscribed, then we carefully place the applicants into their correct category.  

You may also wish to place your child on the waiting list for the Reception class; if you wish us to do so, please inform the school in writing once places have been offered as well as putting in an appeal.

Should you wish to refer this matter to a full appeal then it is your right to do so; however please be aware that the rules set down have been correctly followed by the Admissions Committee and the Governors will therefore defend any appeal that is instigated. Your appeal should clearly detail why you believe the policy categories have not been followed. 

 It is worth noting that if the Panel accepts that admission of an additional child would breach the infant class size legislation, the Panel will then only allow an appeal if satisfied that our published criteria are unlawful or had not been properly followed for your child (and that he/she would otherwise have been offered a place), or that we have acted unreasonably.

If you wish to appeal, please complete and return the form below by TBC Mid May and we will arrange for an  Independent Appeals Panel to be convened to hear your appeal. Appeals received by this date will be held in June/July but by17 July 2024 at the latest.

Please note that you can appeal after the TBC Mid May 2025 but we cannot then guarantee that your appeal will be heard before the start of the new school year. Appeals are not heard in school holidays.

Appeal Timetable    TBC by the Diocese

Appeals Form     Return to by mid May 2025