St Gerard’s is a Catholic School under the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. It is maintained by Halton Council. As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The Governing Body has set its admissions number at 30.
Our principal role as a Catholic school is to participate in the mission of the Catholic Church by providing a framework which will help children to grow in their understanding of the Good News and in the practice of their faith. The school will help the children develop fully as human beings and prepare them to undertake their responsibilities as Catholic in society. The school asks all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.
At St Gerard’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School we follow the local authority admissions procedure for admissions for children entering into Reception. Parents wishing to make an application by paper copy should contact the school admissions team to request one or by visiting any of the Halton Direct Link offices. The Primary 2020 Booklet can be viewed at http://www3.halton.gov.uk/Pages/EducationandFamilies/PDFs/Schools
Applications for in-year admissions (children transferring from another school) remain to be made directly with the school. The School Admissions Code states that any parent may apply for a place at any school, at any time, and where a parent is unsuccessful in gaining a place they must be advised in writing as to the reasons for the refusal (oversubscription of the year group requested) and offered the right to appeal against the decision.