The Local Governing Committee is the Admissions Authority for St Mary's Catholic Primary School. Administration for admissions as part of the normal admissions round is carried out by West Sussex County Council Admissions team.
To apply for a school place outside of the normal Admissions round please telephone or email Mrs Shelton (Office Manager and Clerk to the Local Governing Committee) at the school, providing your child/ren's name/s, date/s of birth and, if appropriate, a copy of the Baptism certificate/s or other documentary evidence of your child/ren's religion.
Click here to read the Statement regarding Admission of Children Outside their Normal Age Group
Click here to read the Statement regarding Deferred Entry
Notice is hereby given in accordance with legislation that the governing body as the admission authority of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is formally consulting on its proposed admission arrangements.
As an admission authority, we are required to consult the following:
Parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;
Other persons in the ‘relevant area’ who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;
All other admission authorities within the ‘relevant area’;
The Local Authority (LA);
The Education Service of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.
The six week (minimum) consultation will begin on Monday 10th December 2018 with the closing date for submitting comments being midnight on Sunday 27th January 2019.
The proposed admission arrangements (policy and supplementary information form (SIF)) are attached below.
Comments on the proposed admission arrangements should be sent to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School by the closing date (latest midnight on Sunday 27th January 2019).
Children with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities: Children with a Statement or EHCP naming St Mary's Catholic Primary School will automatically be admitted, under section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
Our Overscription Criteria is included in the Admissions Policy applying at the time of admission.
The new School Admissions Appeal Code became effective for appeals lodged on or after 1 February 2012.
There is a requirement to publish the appeal timetable on the school's website. Please access our appeal timetable by clicking here.
Our Admission Policies can be downloaded using the links below. Please ensure that you download the appropriate document.