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Admissions Information

Holy  Family  Catholic  High  School  was  founded  by  the  Catholic  Church  to  provide  education  for children of Catholic families. The school is run by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and instrument of government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.  If the number of preferences received is less than the admission number then all preferences will be met. However, when there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. By applying to this school parents, or carers, are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The governing body has responsibility for admissions to the school and intends to admit 85 students to Year 7 in September. 
 Y7 applications should be submitted to the local authority by 31 October and parents/carers will be informed of the outcome of their applications by the local authority on National Offer Day which is 01 March. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria listed in the Admissions policy below and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

In addition to their right of appeal, unsuccessful children will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained in the order of the oversubscription criteria set out in the admissions policy and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. Each time a child is added, the waiting list will be re-ranked in line with the published oversubscription criteria. Waiting lists for admission will operate throughout the school year. Names are removed from the waiting list at the end of each academic year. Inclusion on the waiting list does not mean that a place will eventually become available.


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In Year Applications

Applications for a place at the Holy Family Catholic High School for students already at another secondary school can be made by completing:

  • The Local Authority Common Preference Form
  • The Holy Family Supplementary Information Form

Both forms must be completed and submitted before an application can be processed.

The Holy Family Supplementary Information Form and prospectus can be obtained from the school or can be downloaded from the link above. When complete the Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the school with any other documents such as evidence of baptism for Catholic children. The Local Authority School Admissions Service will forward your Common Preference Form to the school.

If a place is available in the year group applied for, a place will be offered. If the school year group is full or at capacity for the number of forms in the year group then no place will be offered.

Parents and carers have the right of appeal should they not be given a place.