St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love


We are delighted you are considering applying for a place at our school for your child/ren. Applying for a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would encourage all parents to visit the school before they make an application for their child/ren to join St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School. 


Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


The main round for Admissions into Reception Class 2023-2024 opens on 1st November 2023 and close on 15th January 2024

Parents should complete their applications online via the Hampshire County Council Website.  Parents should also complete the St Bernadette's Supplementary Information form which is available below.


Parents who are applying for their child to attend St Bernadette's under faith criteria are reminded that the Supplementary Information Form should be completed and returned to the school before the closing date for admissions. Parents are welcome to contact Hampshire County Council for more information about admission arrangements at St Bernadette's on 0300 555 1377 or at



Our parish church is Our Lady and St Dominic, 71 High View Road, Farnborough GU14 7PT.  Our boundary area for catchment can be seen and explained by clicking on the link below:

Appeals timeline


Admission Appeals Timetable for Year R (starting school in reception) and Year 3 (Infant to Junior school transfer) in September 2024


National notification date for on-time applicants Tuesday 16 April 2024


Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2024) Monday 29th April 2024


Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council) Tuesday 21st May 2024


Appeal hearings to be held From 05 June to 23 July, inclusive


Decision letters to be sent Within five school days of hearing


Please note

(i) Appeals lodged after 21 May 2024 will be heard during the above dates if possible. Where it is not achievable to hold an appeal between the above dates, the hearing will be scheduled within 30 school days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June 2024 may not be heard until the autumn term.

(ii) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.

(iii) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 10 school days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

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 at Hampshire County Council - Education Online Portal and completing a Supplementary Information Form (part of the admissions arrangements) and returning it to Miss V Ryan via the school office.


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022-2023, 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 Miss V Ryan via the school office.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority via email at or by telephone at 0300 555 1377.

Random Allocation Procedure

St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School, Farnborough, Virtual Tour