We hold a list of children hoping to attend St Pius X Catholic Primary School & Little Lambs Nursery. Please contact the School Office to add your child's name to the list. Although this does not guarantee your child a place, it does allow us to contact you if we have have any events or key admissions dates coming up.

Applying for a Nursery Place

Children can start in Little Lambs Nursery in September, January and March/April, depending on their age and spaces available. Children are eligible to start Nursery the term after they turn 3 years old.

Nursery admission forms can be downloaded using the link below and returned to the School Office. Little Lambs Nursery is responsible for allocating nursery places and decisions are made in accordance with the school's Nursery Admissions Policy, a copy of which is available in the policies section of our websiteA place in Nursery does not guarantee a Reception Class place.

We have places for 16 pupils in Little Lambs Nursery, in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

For more information about applying for a Nursery place please use the following link:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/nursery/nursery15-16.asp

Applying for a Reception Place

For Reception places you will receive a County Application Leaflet re; Starting School September Entry into the Reception Year Group. To apply for a school place you must complete the online application form or the paper equivalent (SA1 ‘Admission to Infant / Primary School’). This allows parents to state their preference of school for their child and should be completed by the deadline date (January). Parents will be informed of the outcome in April. See the policies section of our website for our school's Admission Policy.

We have an pupil admissions number of 30.

There will be an induction programme for new Nursery and Reception children. They will be invited into school during the Summer Term before starting, to meet the other children in their class and to meet the teacher. There will also be a meeting for parents to allow an opportunity to ask any questions. For children starting Nursery the Keywork will make home/school visits. Children new to St Pius X Catholic Primary School, starting in Reception will also receive a home/school visit.

 

For more information about applying for a Reception place please use the following link:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/applyforaninfantorprimaryschoolplaceforsept2017/startingschoolinseptember2018.asp.

Applying for a Junior Place

Each year we extend our pupil admissions number as the Year 2 class move into the juniors (Year 3-Year 6). Therefore, additional places become available . Applications for these places are made through Cumbria County Council.

For more information about applying for a Junior place please use the following link:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/applyforajuniororprimaryschoolplaceforsept2017/transfertojuniorschoolinseptember2018.asp

Applying for a In-Year Place

For more information about applying for a In-Year place please use the following link:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/applyforaninyearplaceincumbria/applyforaninyearplace.asp.

Timetable for admissions procedures:

September
 

County information packs are sent out to parents.

April
 

Notification from the Local Authority of allocation of places and contact made by school.

June
 

Open evening for new parents.

July
 

New children spend time at St Pius X Catholic Primary School in their new classroom.

September
 

Your child will start school.