The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

OLoL Trust – Admissions Page

Applying for a school place

Applications must be made on the Common Application Form provided by the Local Authority, Lincolnshire County Council. 

Further information can be found on their website

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Key Dates Reception September 2023

 For children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019

Primary school admission application process starts 14/11/2022
National closing date for admissions at 12 noon 15/01/2023
National Offer Day

You can view your offered school online or the letter will be posted by the Local Authority

Parents can lodge Admission Appeals online

Deadline for Admission Appeals;

Primary Appeals


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Late admission applications or changes re opens 18/04/2023
Deadline for any late applications or changes to be received by the Local Authority 19/05/2023
Late and revised application offers will be sent to parents by 02/06/2023

Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy 2023-2024 – admissions from September 2023

Admissions Policy 2024-2025 – admissions from September 2024

Waiting lists

Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round will be added to the school’s waiting list unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school. The list will remain open until the end of the academic application year.  If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year.  The local authority manages the waiting list for St Norbert’s.

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 Lincolnshire County Council by completing the LA Common Application Form School admissions – Lincolnshire County Council and following the instructions on the LA website. 

If you are applying for a place on faith grounds, you will also need to complete a supplementary form:

Supplementary form and return this to:

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Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023/24 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 the school on 01775 722889. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 552222.