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Apply for a place/Admissions

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 kindly request that you contact the school first.


When Can I Apply?

To apply for a reception place at St Mary's you must apply via Staffordshire County Council here:


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.

01902 850261

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



Joining School In Years 1-6

St Mary’s has well developed pastoral systems that help children who choose to join the school settle in quickly.


If you have moved into the area or are considering moving your child to St Mary’s then please feel free to contact the school to arrange an informal visit.  If you wish to enrol your child please complete the in year application below and forward to the school office.  If a place is available and your application is successful you will be notified as soon as possible.  If you are unsuccessful you have the right to appeal and the appeal timetable can be found below.


Pupil Induction

Once a place has been formally offered then please contact the school to arrange a further visit and/or a start date.  There will be opportunity then for you to meet your child/children’s new teachers and find out about class routines.  If your child joins midyear, in their first few weeks they will be assessed and their needs identified.  The class teacher will then arrange a meeting with you to discuss your child’s induction and short term targets.