Hagley Catholic High School
Principal: Mr J Hodgson

Called as God’s family, we strive to achieve our personal best, by living and learning in Christ.

Admission for Year 7 - September 2025

Hagley Catholic High School is part of Emmaus Catholic Multi Academy Company. The admissions authority for the school is the Board of Directors of the Emmaus Catholic Multi Academy Company who has responsibility for admissions to this school. The Board of Directors has delegated responsibility for the administration of the admissions process to the Local Governing Body of Hagley Catholic High School.

The admissions process for Hagley Catholic High School is part of the Worcestershire Local Authority coordinated admissions scheme.

Applications for the Year 7 Intake September 2025 open on 1st September 2024

To apply for a place at Hagley Catholic High School in the normal admissions round, an application must be made using the school admission application process of the local authority in which you reside, naming Hagley Catholic High School on the application form. 

In addition, a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must also be completed. This can be accessed below once applications open for the Year 7 Intake September 2025 open on 1st September 2024. 

Alternatively, you can use the Downloadable Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for Admissions to Hagley Catholic High School to complete a paper copy and return this directly to: 
Admissions Officer
Hagley Catholic High School 
Brake Lane 
Hagley DY8 2XL
or via admissions_hchs@emmausmac.com

If your child is a Baptised Catholic, you must also provide the school with a copy of their Catholic Baptismal Certificate (electronically as a pdf/jpeg or as a hardcopy) to support their application. 

The deadline for both application forms and all supporting documentation to be completed and submitted is 31st October 2024

Applications received after 31st October 2024 will be treated as lateThis may significantly affect a child's chance of being offered a place at the school.

For further information regarding the school's admissions arrangements including oversubscription criteria, please refer to the Hagley Catholic High School Admission Arrangements 2025-26 below. 

Every year the school holds an Annual Open Morning in early October for Year 5 and 6 families to visit the school, meet current staff and students and to ask any questions they may have about secondary education. For the Year 7 Intake - September 2025 our Annual Open Morning will be held on Saturday 5th October 2024 - 9am until 12.30pm

For general questions about secondary admissions parents may find it helpful to read the article 'Secondary school applications deadline 2023: How and where to apply' from The Education Hub at Gov.uk The Education Hub Blog

Admission Policy of the Local Governing Body of Hagley Catholic High School

The School's Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 190. The Admissions criteria of the Governing Body of Hagley Catholic High School is in accordance with the aims of the school. The principal aim being to assist Catholic families who are openly committed to the faith in the education and upbringing of their children in that same faith.

However, as a fully inclusive school we welcome applications from, and do admit children from all faiths and backgrounds, or no faith at all.

For further details please see the oversubscription criteria in the Admission Policy below.

Admission of Pupils with Disabilities

All admissions are made strictly in accordance with the Local Governing Body criteria for admission. Parents who have children with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) are advised to contact their local authority in advance of expressing a preference for a school.

When in school pupils with disabilities are integrated into all lessons and are encouraged to mix freely with other pupils. There is wheelchair access to all ground floor rooms with handrails in areas where they could be used, with lift access to two blocks. In addition, there are three designated disabled toilet facilities.

For further information on SEND support at Hagley Catholic High School please refer to our website at SEND Support

Admission Documents

In Year Applications (i.e. not part of the normal admission round for Year 7)

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the normal admissions round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  Applications should be made via Worcestershire local authority using the in-year admissions application form on the Worcestershire Children First Citizen Portal, which is available via the link at the bottom of this page. You will need to upload an Education History Form (EHF) which should be completed by the student's current secondary school. The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the Local Governing Body. 

As a Catholic High School, all parents or carers will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to Worcestershire local authority.  The online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) - In Year Transfers 2023-24 can be completed below, or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office or emailing admissions_hchs@emmausmac.com.

If a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is not submitted directly to the school this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the Admission Arrangements for 2023-24, will be applied.

The full admission arrangements can be accessed from the Admissions Arrangements Policy which is hyperlinked above or by contacting the Admissions Officer to request a hard copy. Parents or carers are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. 

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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt. The local authority will notify of the outcome of your application on behalf of the Local Governing Body.

Where a place is available you will receive a formal offer. This should be taken up within 6 weeks of the official offer letter - places cannot be reserved. If there are no places available, you will be advised to contact the school directly if you wish your child to be placed on the waiting list for that year group. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.  

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. An appeal must be lodged in writing and must include the grounds upon which the appeal is made. For further information please contact the Admissions Coordinator.


For all Year 7-11 admissions enquires please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Mrs S. O'Brien via email at admissions_hchs@emmausmac.com or by calling 01562 883193 and choosing option 3 for 'admissions' at the main menu. For Sixth Form admissions please refer to 'Our Sixth Form' area of the school website.