Admissions

St. Mary’s is a Church of England Primary School, and the Christian faith guides our ethos and our worship. We welcome applications form all members of the community and we ask all parents to support and respect the ethos of the school.

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils to St Mary's Church of England Primary School and admits 30 pupils to the Reception Year each September. Admission to the Reception Class takes place in the September of the school year in which a child reaches their 5th birthday.

Please note that priority for a Reception place is not given to children who attend St. Mary's Nursery Class and parents must complete a separate application for a Reception place according to the procedure outlined below.

  • You should apply online by going to www.eadmissions.org.uk or www.kingston.gov.uk. Admissions run from late September until to follow 15th January. If you are unable to apply online you should complete the Royal Borough of Kingston Council's application form which you obtain from  School Admissions (by phone on 020 8547 5004 or by email to kingston.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
  • The supplementary form, appended to the Admissions Policy, should be returned directly to us.
  • The maximum size of each class is 30 pupils.
  • If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available then the Governors will offer places on the basis of the ranked criteria in our Admissions Policy which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Admission Appeals

Reception Class places for September 2017 are offered on the 18th April 2017. If your application for a reception place at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is unsuccessful any appeal needs to be lodged by 17th May 2017. All appeals will be heard by 19th July 2017. Please contact the school for further details. 

In Year Admissions

All ‘In Year’ applications must be made using Kingston’s In Year Application Form. To request a form please contact Kingston Schools Admissions. Places will be allocated on the basis of the above criteria. When there are no places, a waiting list will be maintained which will be held for one term only and thereafter places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
N.B If the application is to be considered under the church criteria, a supplementary form must be completed and returned to the school.

Nursery Admissions

Kiwi Nursery currently has 26 part-time morning places for pupils aged 3 and 4. Admissions will be made at the start of the term following the child’s third birthday providing there are places available.  The majority of admissions are made at the start of the Autumn term.

If the number of applications is greater than the number of places, places will be allocated to the older children first. Where children have the same date of birth a tie breaker as described above will determine which child is offered the place.

NOTE: Attendance in the Nursery does not guarantee admission to the Reception Class. A separate application must be made for a Reception place according to the procedure described above.