St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy, George Ave, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2BJ

01484 300800

office@stpatricks.org.uk

St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Welcome to our School!

Our academy has 60 places available for children aged 4 starting Reception in September 2024.   

To apply visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk/admissions or call our school on 01484 300800

We would also encourage you to visit us as we are very proud of our school and would welcome the opportunity to show you round. 

 Applications for September 2024

Children can start reception year at primary school from the September after their fourth birthday. 

You can apply online for a primary school or middle school place between 1 September 2023 and 15 January 2024.

When to apply based on your child's date of birth
Child is born between Starts primary school Apply between
1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020 September 2024 September 2023 - January 2024
1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021 September 2025 September 2024 - January 2025

Please note applications close on the 15th January 2024

The Governing Body of St. Patrick's is the Admissions Authority for the school. Please refer to the Admissions Policy. 

Applications must be made on the Kirklees website by 15 January 2024.  If parents/carers feel that they should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then they are required to also complete a Supplementary Information Form and provide the required evidence. 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM FOR ADMISSION TO A CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2023-2024.pdf

 

St Patrick's Admission Policy 2024-2025.pdf

 

St Patrick's Admission Policy 2023-2024

Defined Area Maps

 

St Patrick's, Huddersfield - School Boundary Plan.pdf

 

Holy Family, Slaithwaite - Parish Boundary Plan.pdf

In-Year Admissions or applications to Reception or Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

In-year admissions to St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy will be dealt with by the Academy itself. Please call 01484 300800 for further information on this process.

There are three different types of in-year admission:

  • Parents or carers who have moved into Kirklees and do not have a school place for their child
  • Parents or carers who are moving within Kirklees and whose child already has a school place
  • Parents or carers who live in Kirklees and are not moving house, but would like their child to change school

If you would like your child to transfer to our Academy you will need to complete an ICAF (in-year common application form).

The ICAF (in-year common application form) is available in the following ways:

  • Click here (ICAF form) to download a copy of the form
  • Contact us on 01484 300800 to ask for further information and availability on spaces
  • Email us at office@stpatricks.org.uk and ask a form to be emailed to you

 

Admission Appeals

If you are unsuccessful at gaining a place at your preferred school you will be advised of your right to appeal. The appeal should be made in writing directly to the Governing Body of the school.

Please read the Guidance Notes for Parents detailed below prior to requesting an appeal.

Admission appeals are heard by an independent appeal panel set up under the Education Act 1998 to hear appeals by parents against the refusal by the school’s Governing Body to admit their child to the school of their preference. Panels consist of three members who are independent of the school and their decision is binding on the school. The school are asked to present to the panel the reasons why admission was refused and why the admission of an additional child would cause prejudice to the school, this is known as a prejudice appeal. The parent will have the opportunity to say why they want a place at the school.

If the appeal is for an infant class (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)  where there are 30 children in the class this is known as an Infant Class Size appeal and there are limited grounds when a panel can grant an appeal.

Appeals Process

Firstly, following the receipt of the request for appeal to the Chair of Governors, the Diocese of Leeds Appeal Service Form will be issued and should then be returned directly to the school. These will then be emailed by the school to the Education Office, Diocese of Leeds. 

Secondly, the format that appeal hearings will take in the current circumstances are also likely to change. In the event that an appeal will be considered by the appeals panel based on the written cases supplied by both school and parents only, rather than through an attended appeal hearing, it is essential that as much detail as possible is provided in the written statements. 

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR PARENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL APPEAL HEARINGS (Prejudice).docx.pdf

 

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR PARENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL APPEAL HEARINGS WHERE INFANT CLASS SIZE LEGISLATION APPLIES.pdf

 

Admissions Appeal Timetable.pdf

 

Appeal Form.pdf