St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.
Parents seeking a place for their child may download copies of the School's Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form from the school website or request that these be sent to them by contacting the school office. Parents are encouraged to visit the school by appointment.
As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school's life. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school's education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.
Priority will always be given to applicants from practising Catholic families in accordance with the over-subscription criteria stated in our Admissions Policy. Please note that allocation of a Nursery place does not guarantee a place in Reception.
Applications for Reception September 2018
The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 45 pupils to the Reception Classes in September 2018. Pupils are admitted in one intake in September. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2018. Parents and carers will be notified of the outcome of their application on or after 16th April 2018. Please click on the tab above to see a copy of the school's Admissions Policy for 2018/2019.
Applications for Nursery September 2018: 15 hours entitlement and 30 hours free childcare
The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to our Nursery Class. Currently all 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare and early education a week for up to 38 weeks a year. From September 2017 the Government increased the entitlement from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents who meet the eligibility criteria. All children will remain eligible for the existing universal 15 hour free entitlement offer.
The Department for Education has produced an information sheet which can be accessed by following the link below. The closing date for applications for a Nursery place in September 2018 is February 9th 2018. Offers will made during the week beginning 12th March 2018.
You will be also able to find out more information at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are eligible you will receive a code which you must give to the school to be validated. Please be aware that this code needs to be re-validated every three months. This new system that will take effect in this school from September 2018. Members of the school's administrative team will be here to help support you in the process once your child has been offered a place in Nursery.
There will be a meeting for all parents and carers intersted in applying for a Nursery place on Wednesday 17th January at 14.30 in the school hall. The meeting will include information on the 30 free childcare offer for 3 year olds as well as information about our Nursery class.
In-year Admissions 2017/18
For 'In-year' admissions (admission to other year groups or to Reception or Nursery after September 1st 2017) please refer to the 2017/18 Admissions Policy. More information about In - year Admissions can be found by clicking on the tab above.