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St Richard’s VC Academy was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for baptised Catholic children. The school is run by the Board of Directors of St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Academy Trust as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Articles of Association and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

Whenever there are more applications than places available priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. By applying to the school parents or carers are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

For more information on applying for a primary school place for the first time, please click on the link below:

Admissions Policy

Find out how to apply for a place at our school.

Admission Arrangements for 2023/24

Admission Arrangements for 2024/25

Determined Admission Arrangements for 2025/26

In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act, we have now determined our Admission Arrangements for 2025/26, PAN 60.

Objections about a school’s admissions arrangements can be made to the schools adjudicator and should be made before 15 May in the year they are set. If you feel that a school's admission arrangements are unlawful or do not comply with the school admissions code contact the schools adjudicator

    Admission Appeals

    • Appeal Information 2023-24

    Click on the link below to view our other admissions information and guidance:

    Access to parish boundary maps - Please see below