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Admissions to Nursery


To apply for a place in our Nursery class please complete the form below and return to the school office.

Applications close 31st January 2024.


Nursery application form


Early Years Funding Information


Admissions to Reception Class


Applications to the local authority for places in Reception class for September 2024 are open from 1st November to 15th January.


Applications should be made via the link below;

Staffordshire Admissions




On 9th January 2020, the Archbishop of Birmingham amended the boundaries of the parish that Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy serves.  This boundary change will affect some families who may find that their home address will now be within a different parish to the one that they were in prior to 9th January 2020.


When the new boundaries were introduced, the admissions policies for the school for the academic years beginning 2020 and 2021 had already been set and could not be amended to introduce these new parish boundaries.


Therefore, for the purpose of admissions for the above academic years, Our Lady of Grace will continue to use the “old” parish boundaries that were in place before 9th January 2020. 







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 the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available here;

In Year Transfer Form

Hard copies are available from Mrs K McGough at the school office.


Completed application forms must be returned to Mrs K McGough, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, Woodland Street, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 6LW.


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published over-subscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/23, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from or by contacting 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 child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  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 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 Mrs K McGough via or 01782 512644.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority;