St Francis Catholic Primary

St Francis Primary School


Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we would encourage you to visit our school before making a decision. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

St Francis is a Catholic Academy school and our Governing board sets and administers its own admission rules after public consultation. 

Applications for admissions into our Reception class must be done on a Common Application Form (CAF) through your local authority. 

A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must also be completed if applying on faith grounds and this should be sent directly to our school, along with a baptismal certificate. RBWM Admissions make offers of school places on behalf of our Governing body.

For In-year Transfer applications, please apply directly to the school. If there are any vacancies, the Governing body will offer places based on our admission arrangements.

Please refer to our school Admission Policy for the relevant year for which you are applying.  

Please be aware that from 2019-20 school year, the parish boundary has been removed and all applications for children with a Catholic baptism certificate are now considered and ranked within the same category.   

To make an appointment to view our school please telephone: 01344 622840
or email:

Appointments are normally held on a Monday at 11 a.m. and last about half an hour. 
Current dates:  8th, 15th. 29th October.  12th, 19th, 26th November. 3rd, 10th December.

Admissions Arrangement Policy 2019-20

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)2019-20 

Admissions Arrangement Policy 2018-19
Admissions Arrangement Policy 2017-18

CURRENT Supplementary Information Form 2018-19(SIF) 

RBWM  Admissions Information and Common Application Form (CAF),  In-Year Admissions Form, Key Application Dates and Appeals Process

 Parish Boundary for 2018-19 Admissions

 Secondary School Information

The Portsmouth Diocese Parish Boundaries

Primary Admissions - Key Dates for Academic Year 2019/20

Applicable Birth Date Range for Reception September 2019 entry:
01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015

  • Opening date – Thursday 1st November 2018
  • Closing date – Tuesday 15 January 2019 MIDDAY.
  • Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances – Wednesday 30 January 2019
  • National Offer Day –  Tuesday 16 April 2019
  • Deadline to respond to a school place offer –  Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • Waiting list positions for all applicants and late application  – from May 2019

Full details of the admissions process are published in the RBWM Primary Applications Guide Please take time to read this guide before applying.

Secondary School Admissions 
Key Dates for Academic Year 2019/10
Applicable Birth Date Range for Year 5 September 2019 entry:  01/09/2007 to 31/08/2008
Opening date – Monday 3 September 2018
Closing date – Wednesday 31 October 2018 (Midday)
Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances – Wednesday 21 November 2018
National Offer Day – Friday 1 March 2019
Respond to a school place offer – Friday 15 March 2019
Waiting list positions for all/late applicants decision letters – from April 2019

Click Here for the RBWM  application link and please take time to read the RBWM Secondary Applications Guide before applying.