Admissions Policy

Each Year there are 60 places available in our Reception year group.

The County Council manage our admissions and places at the school can only be obtained through the Admissions Department.


The County Council has agreed that the admissions policy below should be used for those children due for admission to primary schools at the age of 5 or 7.

When a primary school is over-subscribed, i.e. more children wish to attend that school than there are vacant places, the criteria listed below are used to allocate places up to the Intended Admission Number.

Admission Criteria for County & Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools

Places are allocated according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

1) Children living in the area normally served by the school (as agreed with the Admissions Authority)

2) Younger brothers and sisters of older children who will still be in attendance at the School on the date of admission

3) Children with exceptional medical or social needs, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional

4) In the event of oversubscription, once places have been allocated under criteria 1-4, the remaining places will be awarded according to the proximity of the child’s home to the school, as measured by the nearest available route. This is from the front door of the child’s home to the school’s nearest entrance gate.

If you would like your child to attend St Mary’s, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.