St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, Sunderland was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to Catholic children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. We therefore hope that all parents will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. This does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for and be admitted to a place at the school in accordance with the admission arrangements.
The admission policy criteria will be dealt with on an equal preference basis.
The governing body is the admissions authority and has responsibility for admissions to this school. The local authority undertakes the coordination of admission arrangements during the normal admission round for reception year admission in September.
You can view our latest Admission Policy in the School Policies section of our website.
Co-ordinated Admissions Timetable PRIMARY Schools
September 2023 Admission
|Week beginning Monday 26 September 2022||Information Packs to nurseries/schools|
|Friday 30 September 2022||Information packs handed out to parents|
|Monday 3 October 2022||Online system available up until closing date|
Sunday 15 January 2023
National closing date
|Closing date for Primary applications.|
|Wednesday 1 February 2023||Exchange preference data with other LAs|
Monday 6 February 2023
|Details of applications sent to primary schools that are their own admission authority|
|Monday 6 March 2023||Schools that are their own admission authority provide the Authority with list of offers/refusals|
|Friday 10 March 2023||Authority exchanges offers/refusals with other LAs|
Monday 17 April 2023
National Offer Day
|Primary ‘Offer Day’ notification sent to parents|
|Monday 1 May 2023||Deadline for parents to accept places|
|Friday 5 May 2023||Authority will begin to allocate any places that have become available for oversubscribed schools|
|Friday 12 May 2023||Appeal forms to be returned to Governance Services|
Appeals to be heard
|July 2023||Appeals to be heard|
|Sunday 31 December 2023||No waiting list available after this date|
Appeal dates to be confirmed