St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

With Christ as our guide and example we celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

Together we will try to:

Learn from Jesus,

Love like Jesus,

Live like Jesus

Admission Arrangements

The Main Round for Admissions into Reception Class 2023 - 2024 opens on 1st November 2022.

Standard Number for admission into the Reception Year of 30 children for each academic year has been established with the Secretary of State for Education.


Parents should complete their applications online via the Hampshire County Council website.  Parents should also complete the St Patrick’s Supplementary Information form which will be available in the September of the academic year prior to the required date of admission.

In-Year Applications

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 to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form at and completing a Supplementary Information Form (part of the admissions arrangements) and returning it to Miss V Ryan via the school office.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022-2023, 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 Miss V Ryan via the school office.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority via email at or by telephone at 0300 555 1377.

Parents who are applying for their child to attend St Patrick’s under faith criteria are reminded that the Supplementary Information Form should be completed and returned to the school before the closing date for admissions. Parents are welcome to contact Hampshire County Council for more information about admission arrangements at St Patrick’s on 0300 555 1377 or at


Our parish church is Our Lady Help of Christians, The Presbytery, Sherbourne Rd, Farnborough.

Our boundary area for catchment can be seen and explained by clicking on the link below:

For September 2022 entry, applications made in the normal admission round for Year R (starting school) and Year 3 (infant to junior transfer) appeals will follow the timetable below.


YearNational notification dateDeadline for lodging appealsAppeals to be heard between
Year R & Year 319th April 202219th May 20226th June - 21st July 2022

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, we wish to ensure that you are aware of the purpose for which we collect and process the data we have asked you to provide on this form.


  1. We are St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Whitefriars, Avenue Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BW
  2. Being a Catholic education provider, we work closely with the School’s Diocesan Authority, the School’s Trustees, the Local Authority, the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education, and may share the information you provide on this application form if we consider it is necessary in order to fulfil our functions.
  3. The person responsible for data protection within our organisation is Miss Victoria Ryan and you can contact them with questions relating to our handling of the data. You can contact them via the school office.
  4. We require the information we have requested for reasons relating to our functions as the admission authority of the School.
  5. It is necessary for us to process personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller (Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR).
  6. To the extent that you have shared any special categories of data this will not be shared with any third parties except as detailed in paragraph 2 above, unless a legal obligation should arise.
  7. It is necessary for us to process special category data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller (Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR). Additionally, processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest on the basis of Union or Member State law which is proportionate to the aim pursued and which contains appropriate safeguards (Article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR).
  8. If the application is successful, the information you have provided on this form will be migrated to the School’s enrolment system, and the data will be retained and processed on the basis of the School’s fair processing notice and data protection policies which apply to that data.
  9. If the application is unsuccessful, the application form and any documents submitted in support of the application will be destroyed after a period of 12 months. The school may keep a simple record of all applications and their outcome as part of their permanent archives in accordance with the School’s data retention policy.
  10. To read about individual rights and/or to complain about how we have collected and processed the information you have provided on this form, you can make a complaint to our organisation by following our complaints procedure which can be found on the website. If you are unhappy with how your complaint has been handles, you can contact the Information Commissioners Office via their website at: