Is your child 4 years old before 1st September 2023? If yes, and you require a school place in September 2022, you will need to make an application to the LA for your child by 15th January 2023 at the latest. Please do this online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions alternatively, contact the School Admissions and Transport Service on 0300 1118007 to make a telephone application.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
St Dominic's Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary School for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 years. The school serves the parishes of The Immaculate Conception and St Dominic's, Stone, Our Lady's Swynnerton and Sacred Heart, Eccleshall. The school has capacity for 210 children on roll.
If there is over-subscription within a category, the Governors will give priority to children living closest to the school determined by shortest straight line distance measure from the Margaret Street entrance of the school to the home address (see Note 4 below)
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names the school must be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available to applicants
Evidence of Catholic Baptism or Reception into the Church will be required. For definition of Baptised see the Appendix. Those who face difficulties in producing written evidence of baptism should contact their Parish Priest.
The definition of a brother or sister is:
- A brother or sister sharing the same parents;
- Half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent;
- Step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent's marriage;
- Adopted or fostered children.
The home address of a pupil is considered to be the permanent residence of a child. The address must be the child's only or main residence. Documentary evidence may be required.
Children must, by law, start school by the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. A parent may defer a child's entry to the school. Parents may discuss this with the Headteacher.
Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the school may apply in writing to the Chair of Governors