Admission Information

The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

We are always keen to meet prospective parents and talk to you about your child and how we can nurture their unique talents at Holy Cross. If you would like to find out more about the school and arrange a tour please contact our school office.

First Admissions Arrangements

Holy Cross Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy is a Catholic academy where the Academy Trust is the admissions authority. If you would like to make an application for a place at our school based on the faith criteria you will need to complete a school Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office together with your child’s birth certificate and certificate of baptism.

Nottinghamshire County Council have sent information out regarding school first admission arrangements, please contact them if you have not received this.  You can apply school placements online via If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Nottinghamshire Council County Admissions Team on 0300 500 80 80.

  • Under the Co-ordinated scheme for admissions it is important to be aware that should the school of preference for your child be our school then it would be wise to put us as your first choice on the application.
  • Under the Co-ordinated admission scheme this will not prejudice getting a place at any other school, in the event that our school is oversubscribed.
  • However, should you put another school as a higher priority than ours and you are allocated a place at that school, then that will be the school your child will automatically be offered a place at, irrespective of whether your application to our school was successful or not.

Action Required

Please ensure that you follow BOTH steps below, this will avoid any delay in your application for a place at this school.

STEP 1: Look carefully at the Primary Admission Arrangements, if your child falls into any of the criteria, you must provide the required evidence to the school office by the closing date for applications at the very latest. This includes the Supplementary Form which is available from our office or to download from our website. Without this additional information your child will be ranked in the “others” criteria.

STEP 2: Complete the admissions form sent to you by Nottinghamshire County Council, or apply online at

In Year Admission Arrangements

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made on the Nottinghamshire County Council School Admissions portal and following the instructions on the their website If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Form and return this to our school office.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-2024, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.  You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact the school office or 01159 534577.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority the please contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 .

Waiting List Management

Holy Cross Primary CVA maintain the admission waiting list for the academic year in accordance with the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust Admission Policy.