A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs Snowdon-Poole
Deciding on the right primary school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make for them. In the seven years that your child will be at primary school, not only will the school educate your child academically, it also will have a strong influence on your child’s holistic development and well-being.
My name is Mrs. Rachael Snowdon-Poole and I am immensely proud to be the Headteacher of a vibrant and happy learning community – St George’s Catholic Voluntary Academy.
We are a medium sized primary school situated in Littleover, Derby. We have approximately 350 children on roll and are part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.
We are a diverse and multi-cultural school where every child is welcomed and valued as a unique member of God’s family.
We are deemed to be ‘Good’ by OFSTED (October 2017) and ‘Good’ in our most recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection, with 6 out of the 9 inspection areas graded ‘Outstanding’.
In addition to the excellent teaching and exciting curriculum on offer at St George’s, we take care to enrich learning through the use of subject specialist teachers for all pupils in Music, Computing, PE, Art and French alongside the regular use of visiting speakers, hands on workshops, educational visits and themed weeks.
If you would like to know more about our academy, you are very welcome to come and visit. The children of St George’s very much enjoy talking about their learning and sharing their achievements. If you cannot make it to an open day, please do call to arrange a guided tour on 01332 766815.
The Admissions Authority for Our School
Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham
St George’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.
In Year Admissions
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 Derby City Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.
In Year Admissions Statement
If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to email@example.com with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address