A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs Dyche

I am delighted to welcome you  to Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy – proudly part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

We are proud to have a diverse community serving families over 15 countries, speaking a variety of different languages. We are an inclusive community with a vision built around the Gospel Values and the traditions of the Catholic Church. Our ambition is to develop a ‘Loving Heart and Strong Mind‘ in every member of our community, nurturing the talents and potential within each individual. We work together to achieve high standards and high expectations in terms of teaching and learning, behaviour and attitudes and pupil wellbeing.

At Holy Rosary, the curriculum is broad, balanced and ambitious for all our pupils. Our focus on empowering pupils to have a voice, and ensuring that staff are highly trained and supported, means that good teaching is a feature of every class in the Academy. Collectively, the staff have around 350 years of teaching and learning experience – we are pragmatic and forward thinking in their approach, not only drawing on our experience, but also looking at the latest research to understand what helps children learn best and applying it in our practice.

We work together as a community to ensure that ‘Loving Heart – Strong Mind’ is more than a motto. It has become a way of thinking and being that runs through all our actions and aims. We look forward to sharing that with you.

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions

In Year Admissions

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 available places. Please complete the following if you wish submit an application and return to

Application Form

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

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 receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of 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

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admissions 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy (Primary 2023-2024)

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form (2023 to 2024)

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address

Admissions 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

We welcome applications from ALL faiths

Secure your child's place at Holy Rosary CVA

The applications window for Reception, starting in 2024 is now closed.

Please see our In Year Admissions section if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

Admissions Policy 2024-2025

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch.

Tel: 01283 562 686