Admissions

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 warmly 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 a Reception or Nursery place for September 2019

In accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012, admission arrangements must be formally determined by the responsible admission authority.

The Governing Body of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School hereby formally determine the admission  arrangements  for  the academic year of entry 2019/20.   No changes were made to the admission arrangements from the previous year with the exception of statutory dates.  The 2019/20 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

In accordance with  Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998,  any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.

Reception Class: September 2019

If your child is born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 you will need to apply for a Reception school place by 15 January 2019. Your child will be due to start the reception class from September 2019.

To apply for a place a reception place at St. Mary of the Angels you will need to complete and return the School's Supplementary Information Form (see link below) and a Certificate of Catholic Practice to the School. This Certificate is available from the priest at the parish where your family normally worships. The priest will only give you the Certificate if he knows you.  You will also need to complete an on-line application to your home local authority (see link below).

 

File icon: pdf SMA Admissions Policy 2019-2020 [pdf 484KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SMA SIF 2019-2020 Final [pdf 498KB] Click to download

Apply for a Reception place online via your home Local Authority

To apply for a Reception place online, please click on your home Local Authority below. If you live outside of these boroughs please click on the Other Local Authorities link which will direct you to the Pan London Admission website where you will be able to choose your LA from a drop down list. If you need any help completing your online application, please ask at the school office. If you wish to make a paper application you must contact your home Local Authorities Admissions Team.

Links 
Westminster
Kensington and Chelsea
Brent
Other Local Authorities

 

Nursery Class: September 2019

If your child is born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you will need to apply for a Nursery school place by Thursday 14th February 2019. To apply for a place at St. Mary of the Angels you will need to complete and return the School's Supplementary Information Form and Certificate of Catholic Practice to the school. You do not need to apply to the Local Authority.

Nursery Top-up/Full Day Provision 

Nationally, children aged 3 and 4 years old are entitled to fifteen hours per week fully funded nursery provision. From September 2018 this will be offered as five morning sessions per week at St. Mary of the Angels with pupils attending our Nursey class from 9.00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is above their entitlement to enable your child to eat a school lunch with their peers before being collected at 12.30pm. School lunches are charged at £2.20 per day (£11 per week).

Some families may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare funding which their child with a full time place. Please check your eligibility for government funding by visiting the childcare choices website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you are not eligible for government funding, we offer parents/carers who have been offered and accepted a morning place for their Nursery aged child the option to ‘Top-up’ their morning place by buying into our Full Day Provision.  This enables your child to stay in school for the full school day by staying on for the afternoon session which ends at 3.20pm. The cost to parents/carers for this Top-up to Full Day provision is £60 per week per child.

Payments for the additional 15 hours Top-up/Full Day Provision must be made in advance and should be made online at www.schoolgateway.com using the ‘Nursery Top-up’ tab. If the school is unable to offer the Top-up/Full Day Provision due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control (e.g. school closure due to severe weather), fees for the Top-up session cancelled will be refunded.

You may be entitled to child care tax credit for help towards the cost of the Top-up/ Full day Provision.  For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/working-tax-credit/eligibility