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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic
Primary School

Admissions

Welcome to St Mary's school admissions page.

Please ensure that you are using the relevant section when applying for your child's school place.

Section 1: Applying for a Reception Class place in September 2021

All information about finding the right school for your child, and the application form, can be found on the Suffolk County Council website - the link is below. 

The deadline for Reception 2021 applications was 15th January 2021. If you wish to make a late application please follow the steps below.

If you wish to apply for a Reception class place at our school for September 2021 there are three steps:

Step 1:  Read the schools' Admissions Policy for 2021/22 as below.

The Admissions Policy document contains key dates and an explanation of the oversubscription criteria.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 2021/22

Step 2:  Complete an on-line application form.  This can be found on the Suffolk County Council website. See link below   You can also download the form and checklist. The Local Authority manage our admissions process for us.  Your applications will need to be made by the recommended dates, and should be sent to Suffolk County Council Admissions.

Step 3:  Complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF 2021/22) as below. Once complete, this form should be returned to school (not Suffolk County Council Admissions), along with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.

Supplementary Information Form 2021/22

Section 2: Applying for school place during an academic year

In-Year Application Form 2020/2021

How to apply for a place during an existing academic year

A Supplementary Information form (SIF) is also required - see  SIF below. Please complete and return this to the school (not Suffolk County Council Admission) along with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for In-Year Applications

Admissions Policy

Read the schools' Admissions Policy for 2021/22 as below.

Section 3: Future Policy and SIF for consultation purposes only

In this section you will find our future admissions policy for 2022-23. This is for consultation purposes only and must not be used to apply for a school place.

Addendum to published admission policy for 2021/22 and 2022/23

As a result of the recent publication of the 2021 Admissions Code by Government, all schools are required to amend the definition of “previously looked after children” in their admissions policies. The definition now reads:

“A previously looked after child’ is a child who is looked after, but ceased to be so because he or she was adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. Previously looked after children also includes those children who appear (to the governing body) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted”.

This definition has been approved by the Our Lady of Walsingham Trust Board (as the admissions authority for our school), and will apply to admissions from 1st September 2021 onwards.