St. Benedict’s Primary Catholic Academy was founded by the Catholic Church to provide
education for baptised Catholic children. The school is run by the Board of Directors of Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust.
Deed and Articles of Association and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.
Whenever there are more applications than places available priority will always be given to
Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. By
applying to the school parents or carers are declaring their support for the aims and ethos
of the school.
The Board of Directors is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the
academy’s admissions policy.
The partner parishes are:
Sacred Heart, Redcar
St Augustine’s, Redcar
The Admissions Policy Criteria will be applied on an Equal Preference basis.
How and When to apply
Applications must be made on the Local Authority Common Application Form. Parents
applying to a Catholic Academy should also complete the Supplementary Information Form
(SIF) as if the academy is oversubscribed; the information contained within the SIF will allow
the Board of Directors to identify which over subscription criteria your application is to be
considered against. All forms must be returned by the closing date set by the Local Authority.
Failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could affect the category your
application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to
complete all forms and supply evidence – reminders will not be sent.
Children with an Educational Health and Care Plan which names our academy in their
plan will be admitted to the academy.
School Admission Appeal Timetable
The admission authority for the school must allow parents at least 20 days to
appeal from when the decision letters are sent out.
The admission authority will provide a deadline for submitting your appeal.
If you submit anything after the deadline, it might not be considered and may
result in delays to your hearing
Appeals should be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for making an appeal
An independent panel will hear appeals.
Redcar and Cleveland Admissions Contact Details:
Admissions Team (01642-444108/444110) for more information, alternatively you can e-mail:[email protected]
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 08:30-17:00, Fri: 08.30-16:30
We are part of the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust. Our admission policy has been updated and remains firmly based on the Core Values that make our school go from strength to strength.
Our admissions policy can be found under Policies – Statutory