The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Key Dates

Foundation Stage (Reception) Process

Information about the application 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  This should be done before the closing date for applications.



We recommend that you accept the allocated school place as this in no way affects any request to go on the waiting list or appeal for an alternative school place but does ensure that your child has a school place for September 2021.

Please note if any schools on your waiting list can be offered, your original offer will be withdrawn and given to another child. If you require the original offer back, you may have to go on a waiting list which will be held in accordance with the school’s admission criteria.


The Gloucestershire Local Authority is responsible for allocating school places for children joining Reception.  The Governors are responsible for ranking the applications according to the Admissions Policy of that year.


Foundation Admission for 2021 - Key dates

From November 2020 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place.
If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have not
received a letter by December 2020 please contact Co-ordinated Admissions
4th  Nov 2020 - 15th Jan 2021 Online application facility OPENS
Fri 15th Jan 2021 CLOSING date for all applications
Wed 31st Mar 2021 CLOSING date for Summer-born deferment
Fri 16th Apr 2021 Allocation Day
Fri 23rd April 2021 CLOSING date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy
place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s
After Fri 14th May 2021 Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests
Friday 21st May 2021 Closing date for return of reply forms
June 2021 to July 2021 Appeals

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