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St. Adrian’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.  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 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 is fully supported by all families in the school.  Applicants are expected to support the aims and ethos of the school.

Application Policy & Procedures

As a Hertfordshire school, the Governors work with the Hertfordshire local authority’s hosted online application system. Additionally, parents  are requested to complete the governors’ Supplementary Information form. The supplementary information form is the form used by governors to apply admission criteria in the event of oversubscription.

The school’s supplementary information form (SIF) is available below and from the school. The SIF should be completed in full and returned to the Head Teacher at the school by post or by hand. 

Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school by appointment before making their application.

Full details of our Admissions policy and criteria are contained in the following documents.

Applying for Admission

Diocesan Priest's Reference - Certificate of Catholic Practice


Advice for Parents - a letter from our Parish Priest


Admissions to Nursery - Policy and Criteria 2015/16


Supplementary Information Form - Nursery admissions 2015/16


Admissions to Reception - Policy and Criteria 2015/16


Supplementary Information Form - Recption admissions 2016/17


Parish Boundaries - A definition of our Parish boundary


School Admission Appeals Timetable



In year appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

September 2014 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2014 will be heard according to the following timetable:


Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between


3 March 2014

 4pm on
2 April 2014

7 May – 25 June 2014
26 – 30 May)

Under 11’s
(Primary Reception, Junior / Middle)

 16 April 2014

 4pm on
22 May 2014

23 June–
23 July

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.

  • Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.   
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing. 

Our admissions forms are available here as PDF files. If you do not have a PDF reader installed on your computer, you can download Adobe Reader, free of charge, by clicking here.