St Clare’s is a Catholic Primary School provided by the Diocese of Lancaster and part of Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Multi Academy Trust. The Governing Board is the admissions authority and is responsible for making decisions on applicants for admission. 

The Governors welcome applications from Catholic and non-Catholic parents who would like their children educated within the aims and ethos of St Clare’s Catholic School. 

St Clare’s is a Catholic Primary School in which the Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church are important aspects of school life and influence the school curriculum. 

We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here.

The Governing Body is responsible for admissions within the requirements of the law. In doing so, the Governing Body has regard for: 

  1. The Advice of the Diocesan Trustees on the nature and purpose of Catholic Schools. 
  2. The Governing Body’s responsibility towards the school and the Catholic community it serves. 
  3. The Catholic character of the school and its Mission Statement. 

It is the duty of the Governors to comply with class size limits at Key Stage One. This means that the school cannot operate classes in Key Stage One of more than 30 children. No more than 30 children will be admitted to any one reception or infant class.