Our latest Admissions procedures and policy can be found below.  For further information please contact the school / Middlesbrough Local Authority (Admissions).


Reception admissions

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School welcomes families of all faiths to apply however priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the attached policy below.

Applications must be made on the Local Authority Common Application Form. Parents applying to a Catholic School should also complete the Supplementary Information Form. All forms must be returned by the closing date set by the Local Authority.

The planned admission number for September is 30.

If you would like to visit our school, you are most welcome to book an appointment via the school office or our enquiries email.


Primary Admissions Appeal Timetable for Entry into Reception September 2022

Event Date
Parents informed by the local authority of places in the normal primary school round of admissions for September 2021 start. 16 April 2022
Appeals must be lodged by the deadline.

Information about how to appeal a decision will be included with the offer of a place. Any parent who feels their child has a case for appeal may contact (name of School) and submit on paper the reasons why they feel their child should be admitted. Parental appeal statements should be addressed for the attention of (Name of Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Governor’s for Name of School)

25 May 2022
Parents (having appealed before the deadline) will be informed of arrangements for admissions appeal hearings. By 13 June 2022
Hearings will commence for appeals lodged with (Name of School) by the deadline. By 15 July 2022
Hearings will commence for late appeals lodged with (Name of School) Within 40 school days of the appeal form being submitted to (name of school).



Nursery Admission

St Bernadette’s Nursery admits children shortly after their 3rd birthday.  Admission is given on an age criteria but whenever possible, Baptised Catholic children will always be given first priority for admittance, however non-Catholic children, or children of parents who wish their child to gain from our Nursery ethos, are welcome and admitted in the same order as our School Admission Policy.  We offer both 15 hour and 30 hour places – for further information visit our Nursery section in Parents/Pupils or contact our school office.

We have an excellent Nursery team, who liaise closely with you to give children the best possible preparation for entering primary school.

A Nursery application form can be downloaded below.

Please note: admission to Nursery does not automatically guarantee admission into School.



In year admissions

For any families wanting to transfer to St Bernadette’s we would encourage parents to contact school to arrange a school visit.  All applications must be made via the Middlesbrough Local Authority Common Application Form.

The Local Authority, Middlesbrough Council, will co-ordinate all admissions. The LA school admissions team will then liaise between the School and parents. Parents can contact the LA Admissions team on 01642 201889.