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Blessed School primarily serves the parish of Margaret Clitherow.  We are happy to show prospective parents and their children around the school at a mutually convenient time. As well as giving you information about the school we will answer any questions you may have. 

60 pupils are admitted to our Reception Classes each school year. This is our Published Admission Number (PAN) for the school. Parents should be aware that the school regularly receives more applications than the number of places available and that the submission of an application does not guarantee the offer of a place at the School. 


Applicants must complete the Local Education Authority (LA) “Common Application Form” (CAF).  The CAF allows you to nominate up to six schools in order of preference. 
Failure to complete and return both the Common Admissions Form and the Supplementary Information Form by the closing date may affect the priority accorded to your application by the Governing Body. The supplementary form should be returned directly to the school office together with the child’s birth, baptismal certificate and 2 proof of address.
If you are applying to another Catholic school you will be required to complete a set of supplementary papers for each Catholic school.

The Governing Body

The Governing Body will consider all applications for admission to the school in accordance with this Admissions Policy and Oversubscription Criteria

The Governing Body intends to admit no more than a total of 60 pupils into its Reception Classes in any school year. Parents should be aware that the School regularly receives more applications than the number of places available and that the submission of an application does not guarantee the offer of a place at the School.

Admission Arrangements: Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School

Applying to Nursery

We have an onsite nursery which is open during school hours and is term time only. We offer a variety of session times:

  • 15 hr morning sessions (8:50am-11:50am)
  • 15 hr afternoon sessions (12:20pm -3:20pm)
  • 30 hr places offering full days (8:50am – 3:20pm

Funding 30 hour places – Working parents may be entitled to a further 15 hours/week of childcare (30 hours/Extended Entitlement).  To check if you are eligible, please see the link below:

The extended funding does not cover childcare over the lunch break.  This will be charged at £3/day.  Lunch is not provided, the children bring a packed lunch.

Parents who are not eligible for Extended Funding may have the option ( if available) to pay for the extra 15 hours @ £7/hour + £3 for the lunch time = £24/day. 


    Applying to Reception - September 2024
In order to make an application, you must complete an application form from your local authority ( click link for Barnet) either on line or on paper and return it to them. You should also complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). The information on the SIF enables the Governing Body to assess your application fully against the School’s criteria in the event of oversubscription. Please return the SIF (in person or by post) to the school, together with all other relevant paperwork required for your application. If you do not complete both of the forms described above and return them by 15th January 2024, the Governing Body will be unable to consider your application against the oversubscription criteria and your child will be ranked under the lowest criterion. It is very unlikely that your child will be offered a place if a SIF is not supplied.


Applying for IN YEAR Admissions Reception to Year 6

Applications for In-Year admissions are made directly to the school. If a place is available and there is no waiting list the child will be admitted. You must also complete an application form from your local authority either on line or on paper and return it to them

If there is a waiting list, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the over subscription criteria. If a place cannot be offered at this time then you may ask us for the reasons and you will be informed of your right of appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the over subscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the list at the end of each academic year. When a place becomes available the Governing Body will re-rank the list and make an offer to the person at the top of the list. The local authority will be informed of the offer as soon as it has been accepted. 

Admissions Officer – Mrs B Donno