Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School, Nelson

Holland Place, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8HD






Appliying for a place in Reception Class


Holy Saviour is an increasingly popular choice for parents in our local area and demand for places at our school is at its highest.  This website is packed with information about our school, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  In November and December, we hold two open afternoons for prospective parents to come and see our lovely school in action.   The dates for these events will be posted on our site nearer to the time.


All applications for school places should be completed online.  The link you need to complete your application is below.



As a Catholic school, priority for school places is given to Baptised Catholic children.  (Our full Admission Policy can be viewed below for further details on our admission criteria).  If your child has been Baptised into the Catholic Church, you must provide us with a Baptismal certificate at the time of applying (even if Holy Saviour is not your first choice of school) so that your child will be ranked accordingly.  If proof of Baptism is not received by the close of online applications, your child will be ranked alongside other non-Catholic applicants.  As well as completing the online application form, you must also complete a SIF (Supplementary Information Form) and return this to our school along with proof of Baptism. 


If you need any support in completing your application, please contact the school office who will be happy to help.


Applications for other year groups


Our school is currently 'full' with 210 pupils on roll.  We have 7 classes in our school with 30 places in each class.  There are currently waiting lists for most year groups.   If you are looking for a place for your child at Holy Saviour, please contact the school office as on occasion, pupils leave the area and places do become available.  Should a place be unavailable in your child's year group, the office staff will be able to advise you of your options including how to appeal for a school place.   The link below provides further detail about applying for a school place for other year groups in school.




     SIF Form 


      Determined Admission Policy 2019/2020


     Determined Admission Policy 2020/2021


     Determined Admission Policy 2021/2022


        Parish Boundaries Map