St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
Welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the website of St Francis' Catholic Primary School. 
We are a one-form entry school where children, their family members and staff are all valued as individuals and where everyone (of all faiths and none) is allowed the opportunity to flourish and given chances to excel in work, life and play. 
 
We expect all in our community to give of their best in their learning, in their relationships and in the care they show to others and the world. We combine purposeful and effective learning in English and Maths with a varied and creative curriculum, which includes sports, music, art, design and performance. We use our beautiful school grounds to enhance the children’s learning. RE is a core subject and the children are able to explore faith through the very rich spiritual life of the school, the rhythm of the church’s year (Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas) and through their RE lessons. 
 
We have strong links with our two parish churches, other local schools and with our community. We warmly welcome visits from prospective parents and these can be arranged through contacting our school office on 01275 855373. 
 

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Academy News 
We are delighted to announce that St Francis’ School became an academy on 1 March, joining two other schools in the newly formed Cardinal Newman Education Trust. 
As a new academy, our school loses its latest Ofsted rating (2019) and looks forward to a return visit from Ofsted within the next 2 years. 
We continue to work for the good of our pupils as we begin an exciting new era for the school and its community. 
 
Time to start school? 
If you have a child born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, then now is the time to apply for a place at 
our school for admission from September 2023 onwards.  
You must complete an application form that is available from the school admissions team of North Somerset Council. Please ensure you apply by the closing date of 15 January 2023. 
 
If your child is Catholic, you must also provide a copy of the baptism certificate to the school by this date. 
 
New Pupils 
If you have a child due to start school in September 2023, please contact the school office (address) to arrange a tour of the school and to meet the head.  
 
We have spaces in some other year groups, so please email the school office to make further enquiries. 
 
Admission Arrangements for 2023-24 
The finalised arrangements can be viewed here on our information and policies page. 
 
St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Station Road, Nailsea BS48 4PD 
Head of School: Mrs Catherine Hunt  
telephone: 01275 855373 
email: office@stfrancispri.org 
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