Open Evening

Visit our Open Evening mini-site from 6.30pm on Thursday 1st October 2020. 

 

 

Admission to St Augustine's RCHS

Saint Augustine’s opened in 1963 and serves one of the largest semi-rural catchment areas in Salford Diocese and Lancashire Local Authority.  

Admissions Criteria for Entry into Year 7 in September 2022

Admissions Criteria for Entry into Year 7 in September 2021

 

You must apply for a place based on your home address, not the location of the school.

Link to Lancashire School Admissions

Link to Blackburn with Darwen School Admissions

 

All families are asked to complete the Supplementary Faith Form. If you wish your child to be considered as Roman Catholic under the admissions criteria, evidence must be provided along with this form. The completed form should be emailed (along with copies of any certificates) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st October 2020. 

Supplementary Faith Form

 

School Places and Appeals

Families who are not successful in securing their chosen secondary school for their child, when notified in March, can opt to be included on a waiting list for Year 7 only which is maintained up to and including 31st December of the year of secondary school admission and /or begin the appeals process. 

To apply for a place for current Years 7-11, families are asked to complete an in-year admission form (link) and return this to school alongside a copy of the pupil’s baptism certificate if the pupil is to be considered as Roman Catholic.

Where the school is below the Pupil Admission Number for a particular year group, a place can be offered.

Where the school is on or above the Pupil Admission Number, legally a place cannot be offered and families may choose to begin the appeal process. More information about this process can be found here.

 

School Appeals

The Lancashire County Council Appeals Team administers appeals for Academies, Foundation, Voluntary Aided (faith schools), Free Schools, Community Schools and Voluntary Controlled Schools across Lancashire.  (St Augustine’s is a Voluntary Aided School.) The team organises the independent admission appeal panels and co-ordinates the appeals process in accordance with the School Admissions Appeals Code.

For further information about the process, appeal applications forms and other useful documents, please see 'related links' below.

 

School Admissions Appeals Code

Admission Appeal Form

Admission Appeal Consent Form

Notes for all Appellants

Information - Moving Residence

 

Completed appeal forms should be returned to school in the first instance marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors. The school will forward the document to the Appeals Team who will organise the independent panel to consider the case.

School Admissions Timetable for places required for September 2021.

Please note your completed forms should be returned to school on or before Monday 19th April 2021 to ensure your papers can be submitted to the Appeals Team by their deadline of 21st April 2021.

School Admission Appeals will be conducted in 2021 either face to face, by video/telephone conference or on the basis of a written submission. The IAP will make the decision on how the appeals will be heard and an Appeals officer will share this with you after the deadline date of submission of appeals.

If you are unable to fill in an Admissions Appeal form yourself due to a Disability or any Language Barrier you feel may compromise your submission then help is available from the Customer Service Centre who will be able to assist you in filling out the relevant form.

The contact number for the Customer Service Centre is 0300 123 6707.

Please note that both the Contact Centre staff and the School staff are unable to advise you of your submission and the Contact Centre staff are only able to fill the form out on your behalf.

Hearing dates are strictly set in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code and must be met. NB: Hearing dates may be added to or removed depending on the number of applications received. 

 

Admissions Criteria 

2020/21 - the current admission arrangements for Year 7

2021/22 - ready for those pupils starting - September 2021

2022/23 - newly determined arrangements - September 2022 applicants

 

 

Impact of Coronavirus on Admissions

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-appeals-code/changes-to-the-school-admission-appeals-code-regulations-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak