Admissions

We hope that you feel St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School would be the right choice for your family. We would love to welcome you to St Catherine’s and show you the school we have created and what we can offer your child or children.

In the meantime please take a look around our website to see everything that we can offer to your child. As there is a lot of information here, the pages under the RE, Curriculum and Parents menus above would be good places to start.

In-Year Applications (from September 2020)

As a result of our double intake for this year, there are places still available. If you were disappointed with the place allocated to your child, or have recently moved into the area, you may apply for a place using the Herts on-line application system. Although the school is currently not open to the public owing to COVID-19, if you would like to find out more about the school before you apply, please contact the Headteacher directly on head@st-catherine.herts.sch.uk to arrange an initial discussion.

On occasions, places become available during the academic year. These can be in any year group for any number of reasons, including families moving out of the area. Our current vacancies are as follows:

Year GroupPlacesVacancies
Reception (double intake) 6011 places
Year 130FULL
Year 230FULL
Year 334FULL
Year 434FULL
Year 534FULL
Year 6 (double intake)681 place
Last updated 15th September 2020

For the latest update on available school places please email admin@st-catherine.herts.sch.uk or call the school office on 01923 676022.

To apply for a place you must complete an online application through Hertfordshire’s Admissions Team by following this link, and complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below, which must be delivered to the school office along with the required documentation.

Applications for classes that are full will be placed on the ‘Continuing Interest List’. When a place becomes available, the Admissions Committee meets to rank applications according to the admissions policy below. Places are then offered out to the applicant ranked the highest. Please note: the applications are reset annually at the end of June; you must re-apply from 1st July if you wish to stay on the continuing interest list for the following academic year.

Applications for entry September 2021

Reception60 placesNormal admissions round closes 15th January 2021
Year 34 placesApplications should be made using the in-year process from 1st July 2021

Applications for entry September 2022

Reception30 placesNormal admissions round closes 15th January 2022
Year 34 placesApplications should be made using the in-year process from 1st July 2022

The Governing Board is consulting on the policy for 2022-23; please see the letter and draft policy below:

Open Days

Every year we hold several open days whereby prospective parents are given a tour of the school, an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the application process. Please see the events calendar for future open days, or email admin@st-catherine.herts.sch.uk or call the school office on 01923 676022.

Parish Boundaries

Please follow this link for an interactive map showing the boundaries of parishes referenced in our admissions policy.

Appeals

Parents who may wish to appeal against their child’s allocated primary school place should follow this link to the Hertfordshire School Appeals page. Please also see the document below from the Local Authority: