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To register your child for St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, we need you to complete an application form that you can pick up from the school office or download below. Please note that the School Office is only open for Admissions on a Tuesday ONLY and the office is closed from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.  When you submit your application you will also need to provide us with the original birth and baptism certificates belonging to your child and a proof of address (i.e. Council Tax) for parents/carers and proof of address for you child (Child Benefit Notice, hospital appointment letter, Tax Credit Award Notice, bank statement). A Certificate of Catholic Practice needs to be signed within the year prior to school entry, the form can be downloaded from the link below.

The school has been regularly oversubscribed by Catholic applicants for a number of years.  We are a one form entry school and have one Reception class with only 30 spaces.  Shown below are application numbers for the last seven years:

2019: 170       4 appeals heard - 1 was upheld & 3 unsuccessful

2018: 127        No appeals

2017: 185        No appeals

2016: 160        No appeals

2015: 173        1 appeal heard and was unsuccessful

2014: 154        7 appeals heard all unsuccessful

2013: 176        1 appeal upheld following introduction of new legislation

2012: 171        3 appeals heard all unsuccessful

2011: 132        No appeals

The governors have always followed the protocols for ranking of applications rigorously and the Admissions Policy has always been strictly adhered to and as a result of this appeals have been unsuccessful. 


If your child turns 3 years this year, remember  to apply for a nursery place by completing a St Mary’s application form. Bring the form with originals of child’s birth and baptism certificates, Certificate of Catholic Practice and proofs of child's address and parent's address to the  school office as soon as possible. 

If you have any queries, you can contact us on 01895 232 814 and


In the last three years we have not been able to fulfil all the applications in the “Baptised practising Catholic children who are resident in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael” criteria.  

Please click the following links to open the Nursery Policy and Application form.  There is a link further down for Full Time Admissions and again the application form directly below this:

Nursery Admissions Policy from September 2016  

Nursery (Lower Early Years) Application Form

Our Mission Statement

Parish Boundary Map

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Supplementary Information form 2019/20 (Reception - Year 6 application form)

Admissions Policy 2020-2021 (determined)

Supplementary Information form 2020/21 (Reception - Year 6 application form)

Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (determined)

Supplementary Information form 2021/22 (Reception - Year 6 application form)


All the information you require regarding the admission process, admission policies and criteria and our mission statement can be found within the packs above.
We suggest that you drop your application form to the school office in person (please see opening day and hours above in first paragraph) so that we can photocopy your certificates immediately and therefore you do not need to worry about sending original documents in the post.

Please note there is no automatic progression from Nursery to Reception.


Parents have 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to lodge a written appeal and 10 school days notice of date of appeal hearing. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the submission of the appeal (30 school days in the case of late or in-year applications).