Starting school, either in a nursery class or in a reception class, can be an anxious time for both parents and children. We hope that the following information will help you to understand the process for choosing a school and applying for a place in that school. If you are wanting to apply for a place at St Margaret Clitherow’s Catholic Primary you must apply directly to Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority, though we would be happy for you and your child/children to visit our school to see what it is like.

If you are applying for your child to join St Margaret Clitherow’s outside of the normal application process for Reception children (e.g. any other year group at any time of the year – Mid-Year Allocations) you will still need to apply to Redcar and Cleveland and will still need to follow our admission criteria.

Please see the contact information below.

Local Authority information on admissions can be found by clicking on this link

Redcar and Cleveland Admissions Contact Details:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team (01642-444108/444110) or the Choice Adviser (01642-444193) for more information, alternatively you can

Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 08:30-17:00, Fri: 08.30-16:30

St. Margaret Clitherow’s Contact Details:

Tel: 01642 835370

To email the school please  click here


As St Margaret Clitherow’s is now part of the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust our Admissions Policy will be reviewed in due time to ensure consistency across the Academy. Until that point we will continue to abide by the St Oswald’s Admission Policy. However the policy still remains firmly based in the Gospel values that make our school what it is today…

St Margaret Clitherow’s is a Catholic School in the Diocese of Middlesbrough. All those involved in our school – parents, pupils, staff and governors – share a common purpose and common Gospel values. This means they are committed to promoting:

At St Margaret Clitherow’s, we believe that with Jesus at the heart of everything we do, we will enable every member of our school family to:

  • educate children and provide opportunities for all members of our school family to achieve to the best of their ability;
  • aspire to be the best that they can and belong to a school family who love and protect each other, and  praise God by following in the footsteps of  Jesus.

The Governors have the duty to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with the values reflected in the school’s mission statement. They are also legally responsible for ensuring that the distinctive nature of the Catholic education is preserved and developed.

Admissions to the Nursery at St Margaret Clitherow’s does not guarantee admission to St Margaret Clitherow’s Primary School. It is part of the St Oswald’s Academy Trust and therefore the governing body is responsible for admissions.

You can find both St Margaret Clitherow’s (St Oswald’s Primary Schools Admission Policy – though we are now Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust). For children leaving St Margaret’s to attend secondary school, St Peter’s Admissions Policy can also be found on our Policy page on this website.