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Admissions

We have a statutory duty to, where possible, educate children at the school preferred by their parents or carers.

In the vast majority of cases, parents are happy to choose their catchment school but it is legally necessary for that school to be selected and named on the ‘Admission to School’ form and returned by the deadline. A place will not automatically be available at a particular school, even if you live in the catchment area.

Bridgend County Borough Council is the admissions authority for community schools. For voluntary aided schools, the admissions authority is the governing body for the school.

Secondary school admissions

You can now apply for your child’s secondary school place online. Get peace of mind seeing that your application has been received via My Account. It’s quick and easy to do, and an email address is all you need.

Sign up to My Account today or log in to access, complete and submit your application form.

The admissions timetable for pupils transferring from junior/primary school (Y6) to secondary school in September 2019:
Action Date
Application forms sent to parents/carers/schools Monday 22 October 2018
Deadline date for us to recieve completed application forms Friday 11 January 2019
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places Friday 1 March 2019
Notification of any appeals From April 2019

Infant, junior and primary school admissions

The admissions timetable for reception class and infant (Y2) pupils transferring to junior school (Y3) in September 2019:
Action Date
Application forms sent to parents/carers/schools Monday 26 November 2018
Deadline date for us to recieve completed application forms Friday 15 February 2019
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places Tuesday 16 April 2019
Notification of any appeals From May 2019

Nursery admissions

The timetable for nursery admissions is not governed by the School Admissions Code (2013).

Action Date
Application forms for admission for full-time nursery places in September 2019 and part-time nursery places in January and April 2020 become available Monday 7 January 2019
Deadline date for us to recieve completed application forms Monday 23 March 2019
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of applications for full-time nursery Monday 20 May 2019
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of applications for part-time nursery places November 2019

Admissions to voluntary aided schools

The admissions authority for voluntary aided schools is the governing body of the school.

Please see the starting school booklet for admissions criteria for:

  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgend.
  • St Mary’s and St Patricks’s Catholic Primary School, Maesteg.
  • St Robert’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgend.
  • Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend.
  • Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary School.

Contact

Learner Support

Telephone: 01656 642637

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