School Admissions & Appeals
For September 2020 Reception intake information video from the children
On 24 April 2020 the Government released guidelines for schools to follow with regards to the hearing of admission appeals during the pandemic. Those guidelines have recently been extended by the Government to be in place until 30 September 2021. Therefore appeals lodged by parents/carers this year in relation to refusal of a place at St Mary's Catholic School will be held virtually.
Parents must complete the online application via Thurrock Admission Department during the period 2nd November 2020 to 15th January 2021
Certificates of Catholic Practice/Supplementary Information Forms must be with the school by the closing date of 15th January 2021 at 4pm for Reception intake 2021
Mid-Year School Application
To make an application for a school place, you should complete an on-line application to Thurrock Council at https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/applying-for-primary-school-place.
As we are a Catholic School and our own Admission Authority, you will need to complete supply a Certificate of Catholic Practice from your Parish Priest if you are a practising Catholic, alternatively you should complete a Supplementary Information Form (for non-Catholic families) to support your application for a primary school place. These should be sent directly to the school along with a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate should also be sent to the school.
Please refer to the Admission Criteria for all applications.
Over-subscription Criteria, please refer to the Admission Policy
Waiting lists for school places are controlled by Thurrock Admission Department.the
If your application for a school place is unsuccessful you may wish to appeal (please see documents below outlining the appeals procedure).