In Gloucestershire children start school in the school year in which they turn 5.
The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great is a primary school and has pupils aged 4 to 11 in 7 year groups from Foundation Stage through to Year 6.
The majority of applications for Foundation Stage are made between October and January for intake in September. Information about the process and the County Council online application form will be available in the autumn on the County Council website. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Education Team directly on 01452 425407. You will also need to send copies of your child's birth certificate and baptism certificate (if applicable) which should be returned directly to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. This should be done before the closing date for applications.
Gloucestershire Local Authority is responsible for all the allocation of school places for children joining Reception.The Governors are responsible for ranking the applications according to the Admissions Policy of that year.
If your child is starting or changing schools at other times, or you move to the area during the school year you will need to apply for a school place in the first instance directly to the school using the In Year Admissions Common Application Form, which is available on the County Council website. Further advice can be sought from the In Year Team. Please read the Changing Schools during the school year information sheet [49kb] and download and fill in an application form. As stated on the In Year Form copies of your child's birth certificate, baptism certificate (if applicable) and proof of address are also required to support your application.
2017 Admission Policy Criteria with information of allocated places for each category
151 application were received.
5.1 Baptised Catholic Looked after Children and previously looked after children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism. (0)
5.2 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism, living in the Parishes of St. Gregory The Great, Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham. (26)
5.3 Baptised Catholic children, for whom the school has seen a copy Certificate of Baptism, who live outside the parishes of St. Gregory The Great Cheltenham or Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Cheltenham.(26)
5.4 Looked After Children and previously looked after children who do not fall into Category 5.1. (1)
5.5 Children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of their admission. (3)
5.6 Children of other Christian faiths as listed in Churches Together (Appendix 1), for whom the school has seen a copy of the Certificate of Baptism or a signed reference from their Minister. (4)
5.7Other applicants not in the above categories. (0)
Number of Applications received
The number of applications received for admission in 2016 was 147 and the number of places allocated within each category for 2016-17 is shown below.
|Admission Criterion for 2016||Number of children offered places|
“Admission authorities must publish their appeals timetable on their website by 28 February each year.
2.3 Admission authorities must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
a) for applications made in the normal admissions round⁷, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
b) for late applications⁸, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;
c) for applications to sixth forms:
i) where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results;
ii) where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
d) for applications for in-year admissions⁹, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
⁷ Under the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements ) (England) Regulations 2012 an application is made in the ‘normal admissions round’ if it is not a ‘late application’ or an ‘in-year application’:
see footnotes ⁸ and ⁹.
⁸ An application is a ‘late’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group; it is submitted before the first day of the school term of the admission year; and a determination relating to the application is not made by an authority on or before the offer date. The ‘relevant age group’ is the age group at which pupils are or will normally be admitted to the school e.g. reception or year 7 ( Section 142 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998).
⁹ An application is an ‘in-year’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group and it is submitted on or after the first day of the first school term of the admission year, or it is for the admission of a child to an age group other than a relevant age group.