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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Starting School

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.

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 2020 - Key dates

From November 2019 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 2019 please contact co-ordinated admissions
4th  Nov 2019 - 15th Jan 2019  Online application facility OPENS
Wed 15th Jan 2020 CLOSING date for all applications
Tues 31st Mar 2020 CLOSING date for Summer-born deferment
Thurs 16th Apr 2020 Allocation Day
Fri 24th April 2020 CLOSING date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy
place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s
After Fri 15th May 2020 Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests
Friday 22nd May 2020 Closing date for return of reply forms
June 2020 to July 2020 Appeals