Admissions 2022/2023

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/carers 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.

Admissions to Reception and Nursery September 2022

The Governing Body of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School hereby formally determine the admission arrangements  for  the academic year of entry 2022/2023.    The  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 September 2022

If your child is born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you will need to apply for a Reception school place by 15 January 2022. Your child will be due to start the reception class from September 2022.

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. 

File icon: pdf Admissions Policy 2022 2023.pdf [pdf 534KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SIF 2022 2023.pdf [pdf 609KB] Click to download

Nursery 2022/2023

If your child is born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 you will need to apply for a Nursery school place by 12th February 2022. 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.

Nationally, children aged 3 and 4 years old are entitled to fifteen hours per week fully funded nursery provision. In the academic year 2022/23 this is offered as five morning sessions per week at St. Mary of the Angels with pupils attending our Nursey class from 9.00 am to 12 midday. 

Some families may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare funding. Please check your eligibility for government funding by visiting the childcare choices website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Parents/carers not eligible for 30 hours free childcare funding can pay for an additional 15 hours Top-up/Full Day Provision which is charged at £90 per week. Payment must be made in advance 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. The Nursery Top-up tab is currently £90 per week. 

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