St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School


St Polycarp’s is a happy inclusive community providing an outstanding education for our children.   Catholic families and those of other faiths or none are welcome to join our outstanding school.  Applications from Farnham, Ash, Aldershot, Bordon, Fleet and other parts of Surrey and Hampshire are welcome. 

We have a few places available for children to join us in Year 3 - please get in contact if you may be interested.  

Prospective parents are welcome to come and visit the school and meet Mrs Best. Various dates are available for tours of the school during the normal school day lasting around an hour.  Please contact Mrs Regan by phone or email (details below) for dates available or to book an appointment. We are also holding an Open Morning on Sunday 9th October (10am to 12 noon) - see flyer below.  Please let us know if you would like to attend so we can keep numbers manageable. 


How to Apply

Applications for Reception entry need to be made through your home Local Authority. In-year applications for other year groups should be made directly to the school. If you wish to apply under a faith category, please see the sections below for more information.

To arrange a suitable time to visit, or to clarify any points you may have, please contact Mrs Regan on 01252 716307 or by Admissions email

OFSTED 2015 reported

“Children get off to an excellent start in the Reception class due to the first-rate provision in the early years.”

“Pupils’ attainment by the end of both key stages is significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics. They make outstanding progress through the school.”


In Year Admissions 2022-23 Academic Year (until 31 August 2023)


You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

If you wish to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's, please contact the school in the first instance to see if we have places in the year group(s) you require.

Those wishing to apply for an in-year place at St Polycarp's must complete a SMA in-year application form for each child you are applying for and return it to the school.

Guidance notes on in-year applications, our Admissions Policy and and the forms required to make an in-year application are provided below.  Paper copies of all forms are available on request from the school office.

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office (10am-2pm) or scanned and emailed directly to admissions



For September 2023-24 Admissions

Prospective parents are welcome to contact the school from September onwards to arrange a tour of the school with Mrs Best, our Head.

If you wish to apply for Reception entry in September 2023 under a faith criteria, please complete the Supplementary Form (below) and return it to the school office by 15th January 2023.

We ask all applicants to provide the following documents to accompany their application:

Your child's birth certificate of passport

Your child's baptism certificate (if applicable)

Some recent proof of your address (e.g. council tax or utility statement, or similar, dated within the last 3 months)

Documents can be submitted in person at the school office (10am-2pm) or scanned and emailed directly to admissions

Please ensure you also complete the application to your home local authority before the closing date of 15th January 2023.  More information can be found on the Surrey and Hampshire school admissions websites.

We occasionally have places available after the initial round of Reception offers in April and welcome enquiries and late applications after this date.