Admission to Reception 2023

 If you have a child born between 11 September 2018 and 31st August 2019  you can now apply for a place in the Reception Class at St Anselm’s for September 2023. Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend an Admissions Meeting on Monday 21st November at 10.30am in our school hall. Brief tours of the school will follow a short presentation by the Headteacher, Mrs White. We regret that we will not be able to offer tours at any other time. Thank you.


St Anselm’s is a one-form entry Catholic Primary School with a pupil admission number of 30.


Although we must give priority to Catholic children, we also welcome applications from parents of children of other faiths. All places are offered to children in accordance with the published admissions policy.


To make an application for a place at St Anselm’s you will need to complete TWO forms.


1. Reception Online Application Form (OLA)

A link to this form can be found below


2. Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

This can be obtained from the school office or downloaded from this site. This form should be completed by the parents and the parish priest or minister and returned to the School Office in person or via email to

The school has produced a short video providing information about our school which is can be viewed in our Video Resource Centre. A separate video of the school site can also be seen by clicking on the relevant link.

Parent Handbook - Taking you step-by-step through starting school

This booklet provides parents and carers with a summary of the key information regarding starting school. The current handbook can be downloaded via the link below. A hard copy of the booklet relevant to the academic year that your child is joining St Anselm's will be provided prior to their start date.

 Admissions Process 2022 Key Dates 

4th November 2022


Applications open


16th January 2023


Online admissions applications close at Midnight


Supplementary forms to be received by the school by midnight.


17th April 2023


National Offer Day - online applicants will receive an email after 4pm.




For admission in September 2023, the following policies and forms apply.

For in-year admissions in 2022-23, the following policies and forms apply.

Applications for a place will require a SIF form in addition to the In Year Common Application Form (IYCAF) which is available from the KCC website below and which also needs to be returned direct to our school.


We will notify you of the outcome of your in-year application in writing within 15 school days, detailing any reason for refusal and information about the right of appeal.


Please contact the School Office if you require further information.