Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”


To find out more about life at Corpus Christi, please click on the link below.

Thinking about sending your child to our school? Then follow the link to see our video all about Corpus Christi?


We are delighted you are considering applying for a place at our school for your child/ren. Applying for a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would encourage all parents to visit the school before they make an application for their child/ren to join Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School.

We have created a virtual tour of the school to share our community with you and to provide you with a flavour of what our school is like and life at Corpus Christi.  Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


How do I apply for a place?

If your child is due to start school for the first time or you are looking to join our school during the school year, parents will need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF)  through the local authority where they live. This application is done online. If you are a Portsmouth resident please visit the local authority's website. Please click here.

A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is also required so that governors can categorise the application as per the Admissions Policy. This is available from the Portsmouth local authority. Please click here.

For children due to start school in September 2023, completed admission and SIF forms, with supporting documentation must be returned to Portsmouth City Council by the 15th January 2023.

For in-year applications (that is children transferring to our school at times other than when a child starts school) parents should complete and return the Local Authority Admission Form and school SIF, supplying all the relevant documentation to the Local Authority who will contact the school directly. Please click here.

Parents are welcome to contact the school at any point to find out if we have spaces in the year group their child/ren would join.

For further information about admissions to schools, Portsmouth local authority provide support and guidance. Please click here to learn more.

Which policy should I refer to when making an application?


For applications to Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School this year please read the 2022-23 Admissions Policy.


The 2023-24 Admissions Policy should be used to apply for a place if your child is due to start school in September 2023.


The 2024-25 Admissions Policy should be used to apply for a place at Corpus Christi if your child is due to start school in September 2024.

What happens if I am not offered a place at my preferred school? (Waiting lists and Appeals)


If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school,  you will automatically be added to the waiting list and asked to confirm whether you wish to remain on the waiting list. If you do not respond to this request by the date stated in your offer information, your child’s name will be removed from the list.


If you have been refused a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal to an independent panel. You can only appeal if you have applied for the school and received notification that you have not been offered a place. You need to lodge your appeal by the deadline in your offer information.


For further information on the appeals process you can contact the Admissions team by email at


To Appeal against a placement decision, please follow the links below:


Appeal a placement decision for YR, Y1 or Y2


Appeal a placement decision for Y3, Y4, Y5 or Y6


Due to the Covid pandemic, all appeals will be held based upon written submission. This is in line with the DfE’s School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.


Please note:

Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 23 calendar days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel, but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.