St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy


Joining the St Patrick's school family

The Academy Council at St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy is the Admissions Authority for the school and it will, in any given year, admit:

Nursery 26 part-time 15 hour places or equivalent full time 30 hour places (13) for eligible children

All other year groups - 35 children.

Full details of how to apply to school and the school admission policies are available below.

Details of the schools defined area (catchment area) are available to download by clicking the link below (Boundary Map). The defined area constitutes the parishes of St. Patrick's, Birstall and Our Lady of Unfailing Help & St. Paul of the Cross, Cleckheaton and can be seen in the St Patrick's Boundary Map below:

St Patrick's Boundary Map 


Information on the process for applying for a school place in Kirklees can be found by clicking the link below:

Below is a link to the Kirklees application form:

If you are applying for a Reception place to start in September 2024, the online Kirklees application MUST be completed by Monday 15th January 2024 and a Supplementary Information Form handed in to the school office or emailed to