In Year Admissions Years 7 – 10

In Year Admissions

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.

In Year Statement

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 Application Form. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return this to

In-Year Application Form

Supplementary Information Form

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-2024, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

Admission Arrangements

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 

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority 0115 841 5568.

Appeal Documentation

Following allocations, parents/carers may appeal if they are not allocated a place for their child at their preferred school. Requests for appeals must be made in writing and addressed to the Admissions Officer at the relevant school. Appeals must be received by the school no later than 20 working days after the date of the refusal letter. The Catholic Schools Appeals Service arranges all appeals on behalf of the governing bodies of the Trinity Catholic School. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel and the final decision of the panel is binding on all parties.

If you wish to appeal, please email  stating your child’s details and your reasons for appealing. This will be received by the Admissions Officer who will then contact the Catholic Schools Appeals Service.

Please see below for the appeals timetable.