Apply for a place
We welcome applications from all families - you do not need to be Catholic to be part of our wonderful school.
If your child's 4th birthday is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 then you will need to apply for a place at First, Infant or Primary School.
Applying for a place in Reception Class
The School Admissions Team at Staffordshire County Council allocate
all school Reception class places - for further details on the admissions
process including admission criteria, catchment areas, appeals etc
please follow this link to Staffordshire County Council website.
School Admissions do not issue application forms as the service is
keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes
wherever possible. Their website also gives details if you wish to
apply for a mid-year transfer, but we would request that you contact
When Can I Apply?
To apply for a reception place at St Mary's you must apply via Staffordshire County Council here: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx
You can also find our full admissions policy below.
If you would like any further information or any support with the application process please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
For us, every day is an open day - so please give us a call and we will arrange a time and date for you to visit us!
1st November 2023 - applications open. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
15th January 2024 - deadline for applications. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
16th April 2024 - National Offer Day (parents receive outcomes)
Further information can be found on the Staffordshire County Council School Admissions website
Applying for a Nursery Place
You can apply for a nursery place from the start of the school term after your child’s third birthday. Nursery applications are a dealt with directly by the school.
Here at St Mary's Nursery, we are dedicated to ensuring that your child has the best possible start to their educational, social and emotional life. If you are interested bringing your child for a 'stay and play' session, you would be most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a day / time for this.
To find our more or for an application pack please call us on 01538 493888 email: email@example.com
Our nursery has places for 3-4 year olds and is open 5 days per week (NB term time only).
Morning and afternoon sessions are available with the option of before and after school club provision each day before and after school.
Please contact the school office re eligibility.
In Year Admissions
We welcome in-year admissions to all year groups. The process for this is different however, as it is not led centrally by the County Council Admissions Team. In the first instance, we would recommend that you contact us directly to arrange a time to come and look around and have a chat with the headteacher. You will then need to submit an in-year admissions form and return it to the school office.