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.

At the moment, however,  we are unable to hold visits to the school as we normally would.  Instead, we have created a virtual tour of the school to share our community with you.  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 2021, completed admission and SIF forms, with supporting documentation must be returned to Portsmouth City Council by the 15th January 2021.

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.


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

Can I appeal if my child is not offered a place?


Yes, you have the right to appeal if you application for a place for your child is refused.


Appeals for main round applications will be heard in-line with Portsmouth's Admissions Appeals Timetable. For further information on Portsmouth's Appeals process please click here for a direct link.

Which policy should I refer to when making an application?


For applications to Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School this year please read the 2020-2021 Admissions Policy.


If your child is due to start school in September 2021, please refer to the 2021-22 Admissions Policy.