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 2024

Late Applications

Applications for the Year 7 Intake - September 2024 closed on 31st October 2023. If you would like to make a late application, please use the late application process indicated by your home Local Authority. Please find links to relevant Local Authority websites under 'Admission for Year 7 - September 2025' below.

In addition, to the Local Authority late application process a Hagley Catholic High School Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must also be completed. This can be done online using the Hagley Catholic High School Supplementary Information Form (SIF) - Year 7 Intake 2024-25 below. 

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

All late applications will be considered in line with the Hagley Catholic High School Admission Arrangements 2024-25 (see below).

National Offer Day - Friday 1st March 2024

On 1st March 2024, National Offer Day, all parents and carers who have applied for a Year 7 place for their child using the school admission application of the Local Authority in which they live, will receive notification of the outcome of their application either electronically or by post. If a family has named Hagley Catholic High School on their application and is offered a place at the school, they must confirm acceptance of this offer through whatever process the local authority indicates. 

Please note: If your Local Authority states that, 'If you have been offered a school outside their Local Authority that you should contact the relevant Authority' please complete the MS Form, Year 7 Intake September 2024 - Confirmation of Acceptance below. School Admissions, Worcestershire Children First have indicated that they will accept confirmations from parents via this method. Advising Hagley Catholic High School directly that you wish to accept a place for your child also supports the school in communicating with all new families as early as possible.    

Pupils who have been allocated a place at Hagley Catholic High School, and who have accepted this offer, will receive a Welcome Letter via email in early April 2024.

For further information on Year 6 Transition please refer to our website at Year 6 Transition

Wait List

Those parents who applied to Hagley Catholic High School, and who were not offered a Year 7 place for their child for September 2024 can request that their child is placed on the Year 7 Intake Wait List. Please complete the MS Form, Year 7 Intake September 2024 - Wait List Request below. It is normal for a small number of offers to be declined after 1st March and these places will be reallocated from our Wait List once all acceptances are confirmed across the relevant Local Authorities. 

If you did not apply to Hagley Catholic High School in the normal admissions round but now wish to be placed on our Wait List for a place in the Year 7 Intake 2024, you must submit a late application through your Local Authority. In addition, you will also need to complete a Hagley Catholic High School Supplementary Information Form (SIF) - Year 7 Intake 2024-25 and provide a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate, if appropriate. We cannot place a child on our Wait List if you have not first applied through your Local Authority.  

Appeals

Parents and carers who wish to appeal against the decision of the Board of Directors to refuse their child a place in the school may request an appeal. All appeals will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel. The deadline for lodging an appeal and providing relevant supporting evidence is 31st March 2024. Appeals can be lodged in writing using the MS form, Application for An Independent Appeal Panel Hearing - Year 7 Intake September 2024 below.

To support parents, a copy of Academy School Appeals - Information for Parents provided by the Diocesan Education Service can also be found below. 

 

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.