St Monica's RC High School

Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JH

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Admissions Policy and Statement

St. Monica’s R.C. High School is a Roman Catholic Secondary School provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by the Bury Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School. The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. For the school year commencing September, 2020 the Governing Body has set its planned admissions number at 230. 

The Governors recognise that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established. This is focused on designated parish communities and the associated Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing for those communities. In establishing their oversubscription criteria, the Governors have also taken full account of the Code of Practice produced by the Department for Education and the emphasis placed on supporting children in public care.

The contributory parish communities served by the school are:     

  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Our Lady of Dolours
  • St Bernadette’s
  • St Michael’s
  • St Mary & St Philip Neri

The associated primary schools are:

  • Our Lady of Grace RC Primary School, Prestwich
  • St Philip’s RC Primary School, Salford
  • St Bernadette’s RC Primary School, Whitefield
  • St Michael’s RC Primary School, Whitefield
  • St Mary’s RC Primary School, Radcliffe

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION TO ST MONICA’S RC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE FORM OF YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISM CERTIFICATE, EVIDENCE OF COMPLETION OF THE DIOCESAN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME AND PROOF OF ADDRESS WITHIN A DESIGNATED PARISH BOUNDARY IN THE FORM OF A COUNCIL TAX BILL.

Click on the link below for further details regarding arrangements for selecting pupils who apply and over-subscription criteria.

In Year Admissions

Applications for any year group during the school year (ie, those not part of the Year 6 to Year 7 transfer arrangements) should, in the first instance, contact the school to determine whether any places are available in the required year group.

You will then be directed to contact the Bury Local Authority Admissions Team; they can be contacted at:

Name:             School Admissions Team

Address:          Children’s Services, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ

Telephone:       0161 253 6474

Email:              admissions@bury.gov.uk

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