Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School is part of the Romero Catholic Academy. The admissions authority for the school is the Board of Directors of the Romero Catholic Academy who has responsibility for admissions to this school. Good Shepherd School belongs to the Parish of St Elizabeths.
The admissions process for Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School is part of the Coventry Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme. To apply for a place at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School click on the link below, an application must be made using the school admission application process of the local authority in which you live naming Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School on the application form.
All applications which are submitted on time will be considered at the same time, after the closing date.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by email, by the local authority on behalf of the school.
|Appeals for admissions.|
|Date of allocation of places||Monday 17th April 2023
(Letters will be sent second class or email sent out)
|Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (If appropriate)||Friday 12th May 2023|
|Appeals will be heard by||Monday 19th June 2023
Tuesday 20th June 2023
|Notice of appeal hearing||At least ten school days’ notice|
|Deadline for Local Governing Body to submit evidence for the appeal||Wednesday 7th June 2023
(if posting allow time to arrive by this date)
|Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties||No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing|
|Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence||Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal.|
Please see our current Admissions policies below:
This link will take you to the parish boundary map. Please search for Parish Boundary – St Elizabeths Parish, Coventry if you wish to check if your address is within our Parish Boundary. Please note you can still apply for a place even if you are outside of our Parish boundary. Places are allocated in line with our current Admissions Policy.
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 via the local authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from Primary school in-year admissions and transfers – About your child – Coventry City Council
The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the Admissions Committee.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/23, will be applied. This policy link is above or please contact the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the local authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.
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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority as follows:
Tel: 024 7697 5445
Applications are open for Nursery admissions for September 2023. Your child must be 3 years old by 31 August 2023 to be eligible to start in our Nursery in September.
When children will be eligible to start
|Eligibility||Child’s D.O.B||Eligible to start|
|N1||Children are eligible for a N1 place if they are|
3 years old before 31 August 2022
|1 September 2018 -|
31 August 2019
|Beginning of term on or
after 1 September 2022
|N2||Children are eligible for a N2 place in the term |
after they turn 3.
|1 September 2019 –|
31 December 2019
|Beginning of term on or
after 1 January 2023
|Please note children are not eligible to start |
school (Reception class) unless they are 4
years old on 1 September
|1 January 2020 – 31 |
|Beginning of term on or
after 1 April 2023
To apply for a new place in our Nursery the online application form below should be completed and returned to us as soon as possible. Please also forward the school a copy of your child’s baptism certificate (if applicable)and birth certificate (either in person at the school or by email).
· Morning Nursery: 8:30am – 11:30am (15-hour places)
· Afternoon Nursery: 12:30pm – 3:30pm (15-hour places)
· All day Nursery: 8:30am – 3:30pm* (a limited number of places are available for parents eligible for 30-hour funding, with a 30-hour code).
It is the parent’s responsibility to apply for their code and provide evidence of the code to the school (this code must be renewed every three months). A copy of the code must be provided to the school the term prior to starting. Failure to provide the school with an eligible code will result in the 30-hour provision being withdrawn and the hours will revert to the universal 15 hours.
*The 35 hours above include one-hour optional lunchtime care daily (five hours per week). If your child remains in school at lunchtimes, you will be charged £2:00 per day for lunchtime care, a total of £10 per week, which must be paid monthly. Failure to pay for lunchtime care will result in the lunchtime care provision being withdrawn. You must provide your child with a packed lunch.
Please see our Policies page – for our latest Admissions Policies which advise how places are allocated. If you have any questions please call the school office.
Please remember admission to our Nursery does not provide admission to Year Reception class. You must apply separately for a place in our Reception class (see information above) – admissions for school are via Coventry City Council Primary admissions.