Please find our Admission Information below related to the following application circumstances:

  • If you are applying to Notre Dame for a place for your daughter to start in September 2023
  • If your daughter is already attending a secondary school but you would like to apply to Notre Dame for a place in Years 7-11 during the academic year 2021-22

If you would like to apply for a place in NDSBC Sixth, our joint 6th Form, for September 2021 or if you are already in Year 12 or 13 and would like to apply then please go to the NDSBC Sixth page.

 Admissions Criteria

The full policy is listed below under Admission Information below.    Here is the school’s admissions categories in brief:

A child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) which names the school will be admitted.

2021-22

  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after.
  2. Students who have an exceptional medical or social need or those of their parents.
  3. Students who are baptised Catholic.
  4. Students attending a Catholic Primary School.
  5. Students who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.
  6. Students who are members of any other faith.
  7. Daughters of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy.
  8. Other girls.

2022-23

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order and children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.
  3. Priority will next be given to children who are Baptised Catholic.
  4. Priority will next be given to children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.
  5. Priority will next be given to children who have attended one of Plymouth CAST’s Catholic Primary schools
  6. Priority will next be given to children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.
  7. Priority will next be given to children of other faiths10 whose membership is evidenced by a religious leader.
  8. Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.
  9. Priority will next be given to other children.

2023-24

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order including those who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.
  3. Priority will next be given to children who are Baptised Catholic. 
  4. Priority will next be given to children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.
  5. Priority will next be given to children who are members of other Christian denominations, who regularly attend a Christian church or whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.
  6. Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this 
  7. school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage. 
  8. Priority will next be given to other children.

How to apply for a place: If your application is on faith grounds, don’t forget to send us your Supplementary Information Form that will allow us to rank your application.  Some applicants forget to do this and without this form we cannot rank your form in accordance with our Admissions Policy. This may result in a lower position on the ranked list than your daughter is entitled to.

The deadline for returning the Supplementary Information Form to us is 31st October every year.

Waiting List for Y7 2022

Should you wish to be added to our waiting list, please contact Mrs Laird at hlaird@ndonline.org.  Please remember that if you are applying on faith grounds you should complete and return our Supplementary Information Form to us (see below) to ensure that your application is ranked within the highest placing available.

Any parent wishing to secure a place at Notre Dame School for a Y7 student in September 2022 will need to have made an application to their local authority.

From September 2018 we introduced a new uniform for students joining Y7.  Information on the uniform can be found here:   https://ndonline.org/information/policies/ 

School Tours

School tours are currently unavailable due to the pandemic restrictions.

Please ring 01752 775101 and ask to speak to Miss Cocker to book on to a scheduled tour.  Tours take approximately 30 minutes.  Please inform us of any special access requirements you may have so that we can ensure a route that covers accessibility to most areas of the school.

Please note that due to the high demand we have for school tours it is likely that there will be 2-3 families on each tour.

We would be grateful for families to contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your booking so that we can open up availability to other families on the waiting list.

Tour dates for Year 5 and 6 students will open in January 2022.  The first formal opportunity for Year 5 and 6 students to view the school will be our Summer Open Afternoon in  June/July 2022.  Further details including dates and timings will be published on our website and Facebook page closer to the time.

Admissions Policy 2022-23


    Key Information
Policy consultation period30th Nov 20 – 22nd Jan 21
Policy determined on26th February 2021
Policy contact name and positionKevin Butlin – Director of Education
Amendments after determination     
Department for Education school number897/4605
Age range11 to 18                            
Type of schoolAcademy, secondary school
Admissions authorityPlymouth CAST
Normal round intakeYear 7
Published Admission Number 2022-23140
Priority for children from another settingNo
Designated religious characterYes – Catholic Diocese of Plymouth
Admissions catchment areaNo
School uniformYes
Application FormPlymouth Schools Admissions
Supplementary Information FormYes To be used if seeking priority for an exceptional need to attend this school. Included below at Page 6 To be used if seeking priority on the grounds of faith. Included below at Page 9
Key Dates Normal round
When to apply6th September 2021 – 31st October 2021
Decision1st March 2022
When to appeal1st March – 28th March 2022
Key Dates In-Year admission 
When to apply1st September 2022
DecisionWithin 20 school days of application receipt
When to appealTBC


  Contacts for further information
Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust 01752 686710 admin@plymouthcast.org.uk   Plymouth LA Contacts school.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk 01752 307469   Plymouth policies, information, and admissions application forms Plymouth Schools Admissions   LA School Transport: Email – school.transport@plymouth.gov.uk Telephone – 01752 308770 Post – School Transport, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth PL6 5UF   Children’s Education Advisory Service – advice for service families 01980 618244 DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk    Children’s Education Advisory Service – advice for service families 01980 618244 DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk    The Department for Education (DfE) 0870 000 2288 www.education.gov.uk   Office of the Schools Adjudicator 01325 735303 www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator   The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) 0370 000 2288 www.gov.uk/government/organisations/education-and-skills-funding-agency        

Information about this policy

Vision and values:

This policy supports the vision and values of Plymouth CAST. (To be added to upon completion of vision and values consultation.)

Policy Principles:

This policy:

  • Ensures Plymouth CAST schools comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code
  • Provides a CAST-wide approach to admissions
  • Ensure all schools apply the same over-subscription criteria across the trust
  • Provide a central point for consultation with local authorities
  • Be reviewed each year by the trust leadership team and directors

Policy Aims:

  • To enable parents to know when and how to apply for places at CAST schools
  • To assist school leaders in meeting statutory requirements
  • To identify a best practice approach to waiting lists
  • To explain what supplementary documentation is required, when and to who
  • To provide a transparent approach to allocation of places at CAST schools

Relevant legislation and linked policies

  • School Admissions Code 2014: DfE
  • Fair Access Protocols: DfE
  • School Admissions Appeal Code: DfE
  • Local authority admission arrangements

Roles and Responsibilities:

Headteachers are responsible for:

  • Providing advice and guidance to the LGB and the directors as to requirements under the School Admissions and Appeals Codes
  • Making arrangements for determining admissions and hearing admissions appeals
  • Ensuring local authority deadlines are met

Local Governing Boards are responsible for:

  • Supporting the Headteacher to determine arrangements
  • Ensuring effective arrangements are in place for pupil recruitment

The trust senior executive leadership team are responsible for:

  • Preparing a CAST wide admissions policy, which takes account of Diocesan guidance and the School Admissions and Appeals Code
  • Providing oversight, and support, of the implementation of admissions arrangements across the company
  • Ensuring that the impact of any proposed changes to an academy’s admission arrangements are considered in light of the other academies in the company and other catholic schools generally in the diocese 
  • Report to the directors regarding admissions arrangements across the academies in the company
  • Ensuring effective arrangements are in place for pupil recruitment to the academies in the company
  • Providing advice and guidance to directors regarding the requirements of the Schools Admissions and Appeals Codes

Directors are responsible for:

  • Approving a CAST wide admissions policy, which takes account of Diocesan guidance and the School Admissions and Appeals Code
  • Adopting the CAST-wide admissions policy prepared by the senior executive leadership and ensure that it complies with all diocesan requirements

Local authorities are responsible for:

  • Providing information to parents about the school
  • Providing applications and other available documentation to the school to be able to order parents who have applied for a place at the school
  • Managing in-year admissions

This policy applies to all admissions for the school year 2022-23.

Religious education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

Our school serves the Catholic communities of Plymouth. We also welcome applications from all parents and carers, regardless of faith or background, who would like their daughters to be educated in a Christian environment.

Plymouth CAST is the admission authority for the school and is responsible for determining the admissions policies. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions process for our schools is coordinated by the local authority. 

The directors of the academy trust are responsible for the admissions policy and for ensuring the policy is implemented in CAST schools. School leaders (supported by the Local Governing Board) are responsible for following the admissions policy and providing information to directors to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities.

Oversubscription Criteria To be used only when there are more applications for places than there are places available. A child whose Education, Health and Care Plan names the school will be admitted without regard for these criteria.  
  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked afterbut immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order and children who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.
  3. Priority will next be given to children who are Baptised Catholic.
  4. Priority will next be given to children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.
  5. Priority will next be given to children who have attended one of Plymouth CAST’s Catholic Primary schools
  6. Priority will next be given to children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.
  7. Priority will next be given to children of other faithswhose membership is evidenced by a religious leader.
  8. Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.
  9. Priority will next be given to other children.

Tiebreaker – to prioritise applications in the same oversubscription criterion

a)straight-line distance from home to school and then,

b)where distances are equal (within a metre) an electronic list randomiser will be used.


[1] These children are Looked After by or provided with accommodation in the exercise of its functions (see the Children Act 1989 section 22(1)) by a local authority.

[2] These children were Looked After until they were adopted (see the Adoption and Children Act 2002 section 46) or made the subject of a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order (Children Act section 14A). Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by s.12 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

[3] This change will be introduced only as a mandatory requirement under a revised School Admissions Code 2014. We anticipate that the Code will be revised in spring 2021. If the revision comes into force before this policy is determined, it will be included. If the revision comes into force after determination, it will be absent from the policy and will be added when we are required to do so.

[4]5To request this priority, the application must be accompanied by a completed Supplementary Information Form for Exceptional Need which will include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the need and why the child must attend this school rather than any other, based on the needs or either the child or parent or of both. If evidence is not submitted to the with the application, exceptional need will not be considered.

[5]6 A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. When we say parent, we also mean carer or guardian. Applications do not require both parents to agree on the preference for school.

7A child baptised in the Catholic Church, evidenced by a completed Faith Supplementary information Form.

[6]8 By sibling we mean a natural brother or sister, a half-brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a stepbrother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of a single-family unit.

[7]9 ‘Children of other Christian denominations’ means children who belong to other churches and ecclesial communities which acknowledge God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves: to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is his body; and to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service to the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. An ecclesial community which, on principle, has no credal statements in its tradition is included if it manifests faith in Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures and is committed to working in the spirit of the above. All members of Churches Together in England (CTE) and Churches Together in Wales (CYTUN) are deemed to be included in the above definition, as are all other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title) on the above basis. Evidence will be by a completed Faith Supplementary information Form.

[8]10Evidence will be by a completed Faith Supplementary information Form, together with a Baptism Certificate, a Certificate of Dedication or verification by a minister of religion for that faith.

[9]11 This will be any salaried person employed at this school. Where the duties of a member of staff are undertaken at different schools, there will be admissions priority only at one school. This will be at the member of staff’s base school, where he or she undertakes duties for the majority of the time. Where that cannot be identified, priority will be at the school where he or she expects to work for most of the time in the current academic year. All members of staff are an important part of the school community. This includes members of staff employed by a third party, whose duties are solely at the school.

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Key Information

Policy consultation period6 December to 16 January 2022
Policy determined on28 February 2022
Policy contact name and positionKevin Butlin – Director of Education
Amendments after determination
Department for Education school number897/4605
Age range11 – 18
Type of schoolAcademy, secondary school
Admissions authorityPlymouth CAST
Normal round intakeYear 7
Published Admission Number 2023-24140
Priority for children from another settingNo
Designated religious characterYes – Catholic Diocese of Plymouth
Admissions catchment areaNo
School uniformYes
Application FormPlymouth Schools Admissions
Supplementary Information FormYes – only to be used for faith priority. See below Yes – only to be used for the exceptional need criterion. See below
Key Dates Normal round
When to apply5th September 2022 to the National Closing Date which is 31 October 2022
DecisionNational Offer Date which is 1 March 2023
When to appealFrom 1 March 2023 or from 20 school days after the refusal, whichever is   later
Deadline to submit appeal28 March 2023
Deadline to hear appeal28 July 2023
Key Dates In-Year admission
When to applyFrom 1 September 2023
Decisionwithin 15 school days of an application receipt
When to submit appealfrom 20 school days after refusal
Deadline to hear appealwithin 30 school days of the form being submitted

Contacts for further information

Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust

01752 686710 admin@plymouthcast.org.uk

Diocese of Plymouth

01364 645390 www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/

Churches Together in England

020 7529 8131 www.cte.org.uk

Churches Together in Wales

03300 169860 www.cytun.co.uk

Plymouth LA Contacts

·         The Department for Education (DfE)

·         Office of the Schools Adjudicator

·         The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Oversubscription Criteria To be used only when there are more applications for places than there are places available. A child whose Education, Health, and Care Plan names the school will be admitted without regard for these criteria.[RCF1] 
Looked after children [1]and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order[2] including those who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs[3] or those of their parents.[4]Priority will next be given to children who are Baptised Catholic.[5] Priority will next be given to children who are siblings[6] of pupils on roll at this school.Priority will next be given to children who are members of other Christian denominations,[7] who regularly attend[8] a Christian church or whose membership is evidenced by a minister of religion.Priority will next be given to children of members of staff[9] who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage. Priority will next be given to other children.

School Admissions Policies

Every school must have an admissions policy for each academic year. The admission authority must ensure that the practices and criteria used to decide on the allocation of school places are fair, clear, and objective.

This policy is written to comply with the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code, the School Admissions Appeals Code and all other relevant legislation so that:

  • Parents know they must apply for a place and how and when to apply
  • Parents know what will happen after they apply
  • It is clear to all, including our school community, how many places are available
  • Our school community understands our admission procedures
  • We are committed to a fair, consistent, and transparent admissions process

It should be read along with Plymouth City Council’s admissions documentation at Plymouth Schools Admissions

Once an admissions policy is determined, it can’t be amended except where it is permitted or required under the terms of the Admissions Code. Any amendments will be detailed in the Key Information section above.

How to apply for admission – at the normal round

Parents apply for a place by completing the Common Application Form that is issued by the Local Authority (LA) where the child lives. For residents of another council area parents must use the Common Application Form provided locally. This will be forwarded to Plymouth City Council

There is a National Closing date for applications. Applications can be submitted after this but will be considered as late, after all timely applications unless the parent can demonstrate that he or she was unable to apply on time.

Applications for normal round admission are managed under Plymouth LA admissions procedures. Decisions will be sent to parents on the National Offer Day by the Council where the child lives.

How to apply for admission – in-year to any Year Group

This school will participate in Plymouth LA’s in-year coordinated admissions scheme for 2023-24, please see Plymouth In-Year Admissions

After the normal round intake, parents apply for a place at this school by completing the local authority’s Application Form, regardless of where the child lives. This is available at Plymouth In-Year Admissions or by calling the LA for a paper version

Applications can be made at any time after the Year Group has started[10] but will not be processed sooner than 6 school weeks before the place is required, or 12 weeks for service families.[11] They will be considered in date order with all those received by Plymouth City Council’s School Admissions Team

The responsibility for decisions lies with the admissions authority for the school which may meet virtually (for example by conference call). Decision-making cannot be made by a single individual. Decisions will be sent to parents by Plymouth City Council’s School Admissions Service.

The school will notify the LA of numbers on roll in the school within 2 school days when requested to do so. This enables the LA to be able to advise parents. When notified of an application, we will give the view of the school on whether a place should be offered within 5 school days. This is to ensure that a decision can be communicated to the parent within 20 school days.[12]

Appeals against a refusal to admit a child

Parents will have the right of appeal against a decision to refuse admission to a Panel that is independent of the school admission authority and the LA.[13]

The Appeal Panel will decide whether the admission arrangements for the school and LA were lawful and had been applied correctly and whether it was a reasonable decision to refuse the application in the circumstances that were known at the time the original decision to refuse was made.

Appeals Timetable

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Allocation date for the normal round Year 7 intake:  1 March 2023

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 28 March 2023

Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted outside their normal age group. They should include a request with their application, specifying why admission out of normal year group is being requested.

We[14] will decide based on the circumstances of the case and in the best interests of the child concerned. We will ask parents to provide as much supporting evidence as they wish to say why they are requesting admission outside the normal age group for a child. We will consider:

  • the parent’s views;
  • the views of the school’s head teacher;
  • information about the child’s academic, social, and emotional development submitted by the parent;
  • information about the child’s medical history and the views of a relevant medical professional submitted by the parent;
  • whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group;
  • guidance from the Department for Education on the admission of children out of year group;
  • whether the child may have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely.

Parents should consider the implications of a child being taught out of the normal age group. Any school the child later moves on to will not be obliged to continue to educate their child out of the normal age group.

We will reach a decision on which Year Group is appropriate for the child. We will then reach a decision whether a place can be offered as it would for any application in that Year Group. Where we don’t agree to early admission it will be our view that this is not a suitable school for the child at that age.

There is no right of appeal if a parent is offered a place, but it is not in the year group they would like. They may make a complaint through the school’s complaints procedure if they are unhappy with a decision.

Emergency arrangements

In the event that a local, regional, or national public health lockdown is imposed, school admission and appeals arrangements may operate to amended timescales or under emergency regulations. Wherever possible, admission applications will continue to be processed under the terms of the In-Year Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme so that parents are not disadvantaged. Places will be held open until it is practical and safe for children to attend on site. Remote learning will be made available as for existing pupils although we recognise that in some circumstances, a parent may feel it is expedient to take up remote learning from the current school on a temporary basis.

Provision may be available for vulnerable and key worker children on site or at an alternative setting, according to circumstances at that time.


1 These children are Looked After by or provided with accommodation in the exercise of its functions (see the Children Act 1989 section 22(1)) by a local authority.

[2] An adoption order is an order under the Adoption Act 1976 (see Section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (see Section 46 adoption orders). A ‘child arrangements order’ is an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by Section 14 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians). 

[3] To request this priority, the application must be accompanied by a completed Supplementary Information Form for Exceptional Need which will include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the need and why the child must attend this school rather than any other, based on the needs or either the child or parent or of both. If evidence is not submitted to the with the application, exceptional need will not be considered.

[4] A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child. When we say parent, we also mean carer or guardian. Applications do not require both parents to agree on the preference for school.

[5] A child baptised in the Catholic church, evidenced by a completed Faith Supplementary information Form

[6] By sibling we mean a natural brother or sister, a half-brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a stepbrother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of a single-family unit.

[7] ‘Children of other Christian denominations’ means children who belong to other churches and ecclesial communities which acknowledge God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves: to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is his body; and to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service to the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. An ecclesial community which, on principle, has no credal statements in its tradition is included if it manifests faith in Christ as witnessed to in the Scriptures and is committed to working in the spirit of the above. All members of Churches Together in England (CTE) and Churches Together in Wales (CYTUN) are deemed to be included in the above definition, as are all other churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title) on the above basis. Evidence will be by a completed Faith Supplementary information Form

[8] To regularly attend, the child attends church services on at least a monthly basis, and for a minimum period of two years immediately prior to the application being made. In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

[9] This will be any salaried person employed at this school. Where the duties of a member of staff are undertaken at different schools, there will be admissions priority only at one school. This will be at the member of staff’s base school, where he or she undertakes duties for the majority of the time. Where that cannot be identified, priority will be at the school where he or she expects to work for most of the time in the current academic year. All members of staff are an important part of the school community. This includes members of staff employed by a third party, whose duties are solely at the school, where he or she undertakes duties for the majority of the time.

[10] This means after 1 September of the intake year.

[11] This will be 16 school weeks in advance for children of UK service personnel.

[12] School Admissions Code 2014 section 2.28

[13] Where a child has been permanently excluded from two or more schools there is no need for an admission authority to comply with parental preference for a period of two years from the last exclusion.

[14] This means the admissions authority for the school. Some functions may be delegated to a committee or to officers within the LA.


The full policy can be viewed below

Supplementary Information Forms

Notes

  • The information on this website reflects the current situation and therefore may change. Please check regularly so that you are aware of any amendments that do occur.
  • The planned admission number (PAN) for entry into years 7 – 11 in 2021-22 is 140.
  • If you want to apply for a place at Notre Dame Plymouth on faith grounds you should additionally complete the school’s own Supplementary Information Form.  Forms can be downloaded from this page.  This form should be completed and sent to the school with appropriate evidence.  Please call the school if you need further guidance.
  • If you apply on faith grounds and only complete the Local Authority form your application will be valid, but the school may not be able to rank your application against their admission criteria.  If you only complete the school’s form your application will not be valid and will not be considered.