Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School


Saint Edmund Arrowsmith is a Catholic academy in the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Trust. The Trust is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the local authority. For the academic year commencing September 2023, the Trust has set the academy’s admissions number at 210. Also, for the academic year commencing September 2024, the Trust has set the academy’s admissions number at 210. 

Our principal role as a Catholic academy 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 academy will help the children develop fully as human beings and prepare them to undertake their responsibilities as Catholic in society. The academy asks all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the academy community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the faith of this academy to apply for and be considered for a place here.

Admissions to the academy will be determined by the Local Governing Board. Parents must complete a local authority preference form or apply online

In Year admissions

Admission Appeals

Where a parent is unsuccessful in obtaining a place for their child at a school to which they have applied they have a legal right to appeal that decision. This appeal is heard by an independent appeal panel.

Further information about the process and access to any forms you may need are located here.

Student Agreement and Data Form

Please complete our student agreement and data form. This form MUST be completed for every child. Please note that completion of the Parental Transition Form indicates your agreement with our Home-Academy Agreement.

The form is to be completed by the Parent/Carer with Parental Responsibility and submitted to the school as soon as possible. The form must be read together with the Information Booklet detailing the school policies.

In completing this form, you are advised that it will be processed under the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

If you wish to have your application considered against that academy's faith/denomination criteria then you should also complete the Supplementary Information Form which is available from the academy or to download from the local authority website.

Please see below our full Admissions Policy.

Admissions Policy and Arrangements

Supplementary Faith Form

Information Booklet