Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' Mark 10
Application to Reception Class 2020
If your child is 4 years old before 1st September 2020, they will be eligible to start school.
The application round for admission to school in September 2020 opens in October 2019.
Holy Family School operates a clear admissions criteria for parents looking for a school place for their child. The admissions criteria is as follows:
- Baptised Roman Catholic children and non-Roman Catholic children who are looked after or previously looked after.
- Baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission and resident in the parish of Holy Family.
- Baptised Roman Catholic children resident in the parish of Holy Family.
- Other baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission and are resident in another parish.
- Other baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in another parish.
- Exceptional Needs
- Other children with a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.
- Other children.
The complete Holy Family Admissions Policy can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Application to Nursery Class
Holy Family RC Primary School has a Nursery for children who have already reached their 3rd birthday. The Nursery now offers full or part time places for parents and children. Part time places run from 9am - 12 noon daily. We are able to offer afternoon sessions for parents who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare. For parents not eligible, additional afternoon places can be booked and paid for in advance at a cost of £10 per session. The afternoon sessions run from 12 noon - 3.30pm.
To apply for a place, parents must apply directly to the school and not the Local Authority. The Admissions Policy applies also to children wishing to join the Nursery.
School is always happy to accept applications for the Nursery for future years. Nursery places for the current cohort (September 2019 - July 2020) and September 2020 are still available.
Application to Secondary School 2020
Our feeder secondary school is St Cuthbert's RC High School in Rochdale. We share a close relationship with the school and the transition arrangements for children preparing to leave primary school enable them to settle very well in a new setting. The application process for admission to secondary school in September 2020 opens on 1st September 2019 and closes on 31st October 2019. Parents wishing to apply for a school place at secondary school should go to http://rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions but any applications received now will be classed as 'late' applications.