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

Appeals for September 2018 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

Offer date                               Appeals lodged by         Appeals to be heard by

16 April 2018                        15 May 2018              17 July 2018 (40 school days)

 NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date. Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing. Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the date of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

In year or immediate entry appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. 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.