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Our Lady Catholic Primary School At Our Lady School, We Learn to Love and Love to Learn with Jesus.



“A school that has a very caring and supportive ethos…
being kind and considerate is very important at Our Lady”
Ofsted, 2018"



How to apply to Our Lady Catholic Primary School 


We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a place for your child at Our Lady School, which is a single form entry, Voluntary Aided Primary School under the Diocese of Westminster. If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, they will be due to start school in September 2024.


2024 ENTRY


Our Governing Body has now determined the policy for September 2024 Entry, the policy can be found in our Documents section at the end of this page.  We are delighted that you are interested in sending your child to Our Lady’s, please do have a look at our Virtual Tour and our school prospectus which provides you with a wealth of information about our school. Here you can find information about our aims and ethos, curriculum, admissions and much more.

Visits to the school are now warmly welcomed and a programme of visits throughout the Autumn Term will be published in due course. Hertfordshire County Council have published a leaflet about applying for a school place in 2023/24 on their website which will give you all the information you will need.


Main Steps

  • You will need to complete a Hertfordshire County Council application form which will be available online from 2nd November 2023.
  • You will also need to complete the Our Lady supplementary information form (available below) and return it to the school.
  • Please note - a Certificate of Catholic Practice is not required as part of the admission process for 2024 Entry.


Nursery applications are open all year round whilst places are available.  The closing date for Nursery and Reception applications is 15th January 2024. Offers will be made on 16th April 2024



Policies, forms and information


Document and link

Further Information

Admissions Policy 



Supplementary Information Form (‘SIF’) 2024 Entry

This form captures information which is additional to that which you provide on the Hertfordshire Common Application Form (or ‘CAF’). It helps make sure that the school, as a Catholic school, prioritises all applications correctly. While not a requirement, the school’s Governing Body asks that you complete the SIF to ensure that your application is given the correct priority.





There is no automatic transfer from the Nursery School to the Primary School. A further formal application must be made for entry to the Primary School. 


The admissions process and all its forms can appear very confusing and daunting. Please feel free to call the school office if it helps to talk about the process.





Occasionally we have vacancies in our school outside the normal admission times. If we do not have a vacancy you are still welcome to complete our in year admission form and return it to the school. Please download the form here.


Previous years admissions policies

Document and link

Further Information

Reception Admissions Policy 20-21

Policy for September 2020 Entry

Nursery Admissions Policy 20-21

Policy for September 2020 Entry

Admissions Policy 21-22

Policy for September 2021 Entry


Hertfordshire Local Authority Information


For full information on the Co-ordinated Admissions Process please visit the Admissions Section of the Hertfordshire website.





Copies of all the documents  and forms (with the exception of the Certificate of Catholic Practice)  are available at the school.


The Hertfordshire timetable for Co-ordinated Admissions for 2019-20 can be found here:

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