Admissions

ADMISSION POLICY AND ARRANGEMENTS 

            

OUR LADY OF COMPASSION is a Catholic School under the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.  It is maintained by Sefton Council.   The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.  The Governing Body has set its admissions number at 30.      

Our principal role as a Catholic school is to participate in the mission of the Catholic Church by providing a framework which will help children to grow in their understanding of the Good News and in the practice of their faith.  The school will help the children develop fully as human beings and prepare them to undertake their responsibilities as Catholic in society.  The school asks all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.  This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.

ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL will be determined by the Governing Body.  Parents must complete a Local Authority Preference Form or apply online via the website www.sefton.gov.uk/admissions.  If you wish to have your application considered against that school's faith/denomination criteria then you should also complete the Supplementary Form which is available from the school.  All preferences listed will be considered on an equal basis and, where there are more applications than the number of places available, the following set of OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA will be applied.

Virtual Tour Nursery and Reception 

Nursery Application Process

Step 1     Read Admission Policy  

 

Step 2 Complete Nursery application form after your child's 2nd birthday. Email form to admin@olocprimary.co.uk

 

Step 3 Once your child turns 3 school will contact you to organise visits to school, home visits and arrange a suitable start date.

 

Step 4  If you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare please visit this site https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare. Codes must be activated before children start and reactivated each term.

Please send 30 hour code and NI number to admin@olocprimary.co.uk

 

Step 5 Read Starting Nursery Document 

Step 6  Download our communications app called Arbor.

Sign in as a first time user with the same email you have given to school. On a computer you can follow this link and sign in as a first time user 

https://our-lady-of-compassion.uk.arbor.sc/?/home-ui/index

Step 7 Complete Pupil Profile on the Arbor App. Please include emergency contacts, medical details and consent forms.

Reception Application Process

Step 1 Read Admission Policy  

 

Step 2 Apply for a School place via Sefton Local Authority. 

http://www.sefton.gov.uk/schools-learning/school-admissions.aspx

 

Step 3 Complete Supplementary Faith Form and return to school. 

 

Step 4 In April you will receive a letter from Sefton Authority informing you of the allocated primary school. 

 

Step 5 Please email admin@olocprimary.co.uk to accept a school place.

 

Step 6  We will contact you to organise visits to school and home visits. 

 

Step 7 Read Starting Reception Document 

 

Step 8   Download our communications app called Arbor. 

Sign in as a first time user with the same email you have given to school. On a computer you can follow this link and sign in as a first time user 

https://our-lady-of-compassion.uk.arbor.sc/?/home-ui/index 

Step 9 Complete Pupil Profile on the Arbor App. Please include emergency contacts, medical details and consent forms.

In-Year Admission: 

 

If you decide that you would like to enrol your child in our school, please follow the link above to access admissions guidance for parents or contact Sefton’s Admissions team on:0151 934 3590.