Below you will find the school's policy for admissions for 2020/2021,2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024. If you wish to be considered for a place at St Mary's whether in Reception or as an in-year transfer first you must contact the Admissions team at the Civic Centre (the contact details are given below).

Supplementary Information Forms

 

ADMISSIONS POLICIES

These are our admissions policies for 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024

Admissions policies

If you have any questions regarding the school's Admissions process please feel free to contact Mrs E Tracey either by telephone on 020 8650 2355 or by e-mail at admin@stmaryscp.co.uk marking your e-mail "Admissions".

Please note that the official closing date for primary admissions in September 2023 is 15th January, 2023.  

Places for on-time applications will be advised by the Local Authority on 17th April, 2023. 

In Year Admissions

Admissions to the school at times other than in Reception (in year admissions), are coordinated by the Admissions team at the Civic Centre. Please follow this link for further information: LBB In Year Admissions.

Appeals

Right of Appeal 
If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have the right of appeal to an independent panel. Should you wish to appeal, please call 020 86502355 or email admin@stmaryscp.co.uk for an appeal form. A request for an appeal must be lodged within 20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful. 
 

Your appeal will be heard by an independent panel which is made up of people with experience in education and people with experience in other fields. The panel must consider whether: 
 

  • the admission arrangements for the school comply with the legal requirements of the School Admissions Code and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and 

  • the admission arrangements were correctly and impartially applied 

  • the decision to refuse admission was unreasonable given the circumstances of the case 
     

The panel must then decide whether the admission of additional children would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources. The panel’s decision is final. 

 Class Size

Classes in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are capped at 30 
Where a child has been refused a place because of a concern that the class would be too large, an appeal panel can only offer them a place if it is satisfied that either: 

  • the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented or 

  • the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the School Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act (SSFA) 1998 or 

  • the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case 

   

Timetable for appeals for primary reception admission in September 2023: 

  • 17 April 2023: national offer date for on-time Reception admissions 

  • 15 May 2023: deadline for appeal forms to be submitted 

  • Appeal hearings to be held in June/July 2023.  You will be given at least 10 days notice of your appeal hearing and wherever possible the decision letter will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing. 

Local Borough of Bromley Admissions Team

For other details on the Local Authority's admission policy and for any help in the above connection please click on the logo and follow the link to access the London Borough of Bromley's website's admissions information: -