St. Mary’s is a Church of England Primary School, and the Christian faith guides our ethos and our worship. We welcome applications from 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 email@example.com)
- The supplementary form, appended to the Admissions Policy, should be returned directly to us. Please note in the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship, the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance, will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
- 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.
How places have been offered (30 places)
|Number of applications||99||122||76|
|Children with a statement||0||0||0|
|Looked after child||0||2||0|
|Worships at St Mary's Church||3||1||2|
|Worships at other Christian Churches in 'Churches Together in Chessington and Hook'||0||2||0|
|Requesting church school education||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Other children by distance||9||8||18|
|Distance from school of last place offered||0.170km|
|Number of appeals heard||0||0||0|
|Number of successful appeals||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|There is a waiting list||Yes||Yes||No|
Appeals for September 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:
Offer date Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
N/A N/A N/A
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.
Our nursery class has a maximum of 26 places for pupils aged 3 and 4 made up of part-time (morning only). 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 according to the school's Admissions Policy.
Applications for a nursery place can be made by completing the form below and returning it to the school office.
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.