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Policies and Documents

The Governing Body takes a strategic role, acts as a critical friend to the school and is accountable for its decisions. It sets aims and objectives and agrees, monitors and reviews policies, targets and priorities.

Downloadable copies of some of the policies may be accessed from this page. If you require any additional policies which are not listed below please contact june.taylor@salford.gov.uk.

 

Admissions 2020 - 2021

Admissions 2020/21

St Patrick’s is a Catholic Voluntary Aided School. The school is designated as a school with a religious character and as such is permitted to give priority to applicants who are of the faith of the school.

The Governing Board has responsibility for all admissions to the school. The school operates a Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme with Salford Local Authority for the management of applications and appeal arrangements on behalf of St Patrick’s.

Admission documents are downloadable from this page; you will find these at the top of this page on the right hand side.

Please note: The St Patrick’s Supplementary Information Request Form DOES NOT replace the official Local Authority application form. If you wish to apply for a place at St Patrick’s R.C. High School for your child you should contact the Admissions Team at Salford City Council. Please click here to be re-directed to the Salford City Council Admissions Page.

Closing date for applications is the 31st October 2019.

Appeals

Right of Appeal and Timetables

If you do not get a place for your child at St Patrick’s RC High School you have the right of appeal against the decision.

Your appeal will be heard by an independent admission appeal panel.
Appeals for a place at St Patrick’s are administered by Salford Local Authority Democratic Services.

You can submit an appeal application or find help with any questions you may have by clicking here.

For further information or advice you can contact:

Liz Wright Senior Democratic Services Advisor
Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5DA

Telephone number: 0161 793 2811
Or e-mail Liz.wright@salford.gov.uk.

Secondary School Year 7 Admissions

Offer date: 1st March 2020

Appeals to be submitted by 29th March 2020

Appeals submitted by March to be heard 10th- 24th May 2020.

Appeals for late applications will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-Year Admissions

Appeals for In-year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Correspondence Timescales

Please click here to view the Correspondence Timescales.

Important Information for Parents & Carers Living in Local Parishes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & CARERS LIVING IN LOCAL PARISHES

We would like to draw your attention to recent amalgamation of the parishes of St. Peter & Paul’s, Eccles and St Luke’s Irlams o’ th’ Height, now known as “Our Lady of Hope”.

This will not affect school applications for 2020-2021, but parish boundaries may change in the future.

In any event, we recommend that you check your current parish boundary on the Salford Diocese website, before making your decision on preferences.

Click on link below using the Ctrl button and click together

https://boundaries.stjosephsmanchester.co.uk/?page=parish_postcode

Type in your postcode and this will inform you of your parish

 

Consultation on changes to the school’s Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria 2021-2022

Consultation on changes to the school’s Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria 2021-2022


Background

The Admissions Code of Practice 2012 requires an admission authority to consult each time it proposes to make significant changes to its admissions arrangements. In accordance with the Admissions Code, a consultation period must run for a minimum of six weeks and take place between 1st October and 31st January. The process allows parents, other schools, local authorities and other interested stakeholders to raise comments or concerns about the proposed arrangements.

This document is particularly, for the attention of parents, other admissions authorities, Salford Local Authority and the Diocese of Salford. This consultation will run between 12th December 2019 and 30th January 2020. Information on how you can respond are detailed below.

Specific Proposals

The Governing Body of St Patrick’s RC High School in Salford wish to consult on changes to the wording of criterion 2, 4 and 5 of its Admissions and Oversubscription Criteria.

Following mergers within the Diocese of Salford parish structure, the wording of criterion 2, 4 and 5 will be changed, to support the revised boundary structure for St Mary’s RC Primary School, Eccles, as a partner primary school to St Patrick’s.

Criteria 2 currently reads:

Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in the nominated parishes of:
• St. Teresa’s - Irlam
• St. Joseph’s - Irlam
• St Peter and Paul’s – Eccles)
St Mary’s - Eccles
• Holy Cross - Eccles - (which includes the former parishes of St Gilberts and St Matthews- Eccles)
AND who attend the following contributory Primary Schools:
• St Joseph the Worker - Irlam
• St Teresa’s - Irlam
• St Gilbert’s - Eccles
• St Mary’s – Eccles
• Holy Cross and All Saints – Eccles

Criteria 4 currently reads:

• Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in a nominated parish and who have a brother or sister who will be attending St. Patrick’s R.C. High School at the time of admission.

Criteria 5 currently reads:

• Baptised Roman Catholic pupils who live in a nominated parish.

Proposed amendment

Criteria 2

Baptised Roman Catholic children who attend and live in the identified catchment areas of one of the partner primary schools:
• St Joseph the Worker RC Primary School – Irlam
• St Teresa’s RC Primary School – Irlam
• St Gilbert’s RC Primary School - Eccles
• St Mary’s RC Primary School – Eccles
• Holy Cross and All Saints RC Primary School – Eccles

Criteria 4

Baptised Roman Catholic children who live in the identified catchment area of one of the partner primary schools and have a brother or sister who will be attending St. Patrick’s R.C. High School at the time of admission.

Criteria 5

Baptised Roman Catholic children who live in the identified catchment area of one the partner primary schools.

If you require a hard copy of the document, please ask for one at the school. The document will also be made available on the school’s website.

How to return your comments

This consultation is coordinated via the Governing Body of St Patrick’s RC High School and Salford Local Authority.

The consultation period will run between 12th December 2019 and 30th January 2020 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal above to the clerk to the governors, St Patrick’s RC High School, 56 New Lane, Eccles, M30 7JJ.

Alternatively, you may wish to e-mail helen.nicolle@salford.gov.uk.

Comments can also be sent to the Chair of the Governing Body at the school address.

Please submit any comments by Thursday 30th January 2020.

Following the consultation period, the Governing Body will meet in order to consider comments and formally determine admission arrangements for the academic year commencing September 2021.


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St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ