Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School

To live as Jesus taught us

Admission Arrangements

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


Main School (Reception - Foundation Stage 2 - 2024-25)

The Local Authority (Solihull) co-ordinates the formal application process for statutory school age children.  


Once an application has been made to the Local Authority please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which can be located at the end of this page.  Proof of baptism should be attached to the SIF and sent to Mrs A Donnelly, Office Manager.  This evidence will ensure that the correct admissions criteria is ascribed.


Please note that the closing date for admissions for Reception (FS2) in 2024 is 15th January 2024.


In-Year Applications (Reception through to Year 6 2023-24)

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are places available. An application should be made via the Local Authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from:


As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the Local Authority. Supplementary Information Forms can be obtained by scrolling down to the end of this page or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office on 0121 706 9508 or by email: Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school at Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School, Kineton Green Road, Olton, B92 7EG or by email: If a Supplementary Information Form 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.  


The Local Authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors. 


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 below or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. 


If there are no places available, the Local Authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists. 


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. 


You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. 


If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Donnelly on 0121 706 9508. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0121 704 6710



All nursery applications are to be made directly to the school.   Please complete the Nursery application form - under the heading of 2023-2024 (for current academic year) and 2024-25) for next academic year) and return via email to: to the school office.

We are currently offering 36 x full-time places (up to 30 hours per week).

Please note that the closing date for admissions is Friday 1st December 2023


School Visits

We are holding a virtual meeting and a school tour in November. For more information regarding these meetings please see the Open Day section of our website in the Parent zone.