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Admissions Appeals 2017 2018

Admission Policy 2017 2018

Admission Appeals 2018-2019

Admissions 2018-2019 Policy

Westminster Diocesan Primary SIF 2017 2018

Diocese of Westminster Primary SIF for 2018-2019

Diocese of Westminster Primary SIF for 2019-2020

Admission Appeals 2019-2020

Admissions 2019-2020

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Admission to Nursery booklet

Admission to Primary booklet

Choosing a Catholic Secondary School 2018

Our Catholic Schools


St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils.  At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity.  It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school.  All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.


The Published Admission Number (PAN) for the reception class at St. Mary’s is 60. The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 60 children in the school year which begins in September 2017. Applications are welcome from families whose child reaches his/her 4th birthday between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.


Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Westminster. Applications will be ranked using the criteria listed below.


In this policy applicant refers to the person making an application on behalf of a child; candidate refers to the child on whose behalf the application is being made.




Where there are more applications than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:


  1. Catholic ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ children, who have been adopted or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders.

  2. Baptised Catholic children, with a Certificate of Catholic Practice, who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.

  3. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice who are resident in the Parish of Mary Mother of God.

  4. Other baptised Catholics.

  5. Other ‘looked after’ children and previously ‘looked after’ children  who have been adopted or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders.

  6. Children of catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church.

  7. Christians of other denominations whose application is supported either by a certificate of baptism or by a letter from their Minister of Religion.

  8. Children of other faiths whose application is supported by a letter from their religious leader.

  9. Any other children.


Please refer to the appropriate Admission Policy and the Supplementary Information Form for more information about the Application Procedure and In-Year admissions.


Right of Appeal:

If you are unsuccessful in your application you may ask the Governing Body for the reasons for the refusal of a place. These reasons will be related to the oversubscription criteria listed in the policy and you will have the right of appeal to an independent panel.


Should you wish to appeal please contact the school as soon as possible for an appeal form on which you must list your reasons for making an appeal. The closing date for appeals for Reception 2017 is 26th May 2017.