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Starting Reception in 2023?

Thank you for taking the time to look at our school. Selecting a school for your child is an important decision, and as parents, whichever school you choose you need to ensure their happiness. At St Mary's C of E School, we treat each child as an individual and provide appropriate support to meet their needs.


Our dedicated staff team are committed to inspiring every child to develop a love of learning that enables them to shine as lights in the world.


Reception Sept 2023 Open Event 12th October 2022 4:30-5:30pm


An Open Event for parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2022 will be held on Wednesday 12th October from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. There is no need to book in for this. 


Mr Liddle, Headteacher as well as other members of the early years team, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.


David Liddle



The normal point of admission is into Reception Class; children normally enter the Reception Class in September of the school year in which they turn five. Our admission number for children into Reception Class is currently 60.


The Reception Classes are housed in their own building on the main school site. The children in Reception have their own outdoor area which includes a bicycle track, mud kitchen, a woodwork bench, water areas, a construction area and an outdoor reading and writing station.  The children also have access to the main school where they can visit the library and have PE lessons in the Hall. The children are also able to access the school field for sports and the Forest School site. 


If you have any questions about joining St Mary's C of E School, please contact the school office via the form below.

Admission Dates & Deadlines


04 November 2022

Primary Portal opens at 11am on this date (Buckinghamshire residents only)



13 January 2023


Reception and Junior Transfer online applications Primary Portal closes at midnight





17 April 2023

*National Primary Allocation Day*

Emails sent out to online applicants 





01 May 2023


Closing date for:

1st round acceptances via the online portal which closes at 11.59pm



22 May 2023

2nd round allocations emailed to parents and schools advised of further admissions. 




New Parents Presentations 2023

Contact the School Office