We are always delighted to welcome new children to our wonderful school.

Please contact our School Business Manager, Mrs McGarvey, in the first instance. She is available from Monday to Thursday in the school office.

You can then arrange to meet Mrs Furlong and tour the school. You will receive a warm welcome!

In-Year Applications

  • An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Our Lady of Lourdes RCP School.
  • Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022-23, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
  • If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
  • You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
  • You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
  • If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority


Current oversubscription criteria:

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.

  1. Looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes (see note 3)
  3. Other Catholic children. (see note 3)
  4. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church. (see notes 4&5)
  5. Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion. (see note 6)
  6. Children of other faiths whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader. (see note 7)
  7. Any other children.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

  • The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (1) above (see note 8).

(ii)        The children of staff will be given increased priority within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (1) above (see note 9).

See our Admissions Policy below: 

Application Form (see below) - you can get a paper copy from the school office. 

These forms are for applying for a place in the school and/or in the Nursery.

The application form must be filled out first and brought into the school office.

Trafford Council School Admissions Website 

 2022.02 Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Timetable.docDownload
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 Admission Policy 22-23 FINAL.pdfDownload
 Admission Policy 23-24 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Application form OLOL.pubDownload
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