Admissions

How to apply for a primary school place at St Mary’s

Applications must be made by registering and naming the school online at eadmissions.org.uk

Complete the school’s supplementary form when requesting a place under criteria 3 and 4, available from and returned to the school office.

How to apply for a nursery school place at St Mary’s

Application for admissions can be made from the January before the child reaches his/her third birthday. See form on link below or collect a paper copy from the school office.

A parent who wishes their child to be admitted to nursery class will complete an application form and the school’s supplementary form when requesting a place under criteria 3 and 4, available from the school office.

Waiting List

The school and Hackney Education maintains waiting lists. Children are ranked on the waiting list in accordance with the schools over subscription criteria.

Applying for a primary place after the start of the school year

Admissions outside the normal admissions round will be considered in accordance with the school’s over subscription criteria.

To apply for an ‘in year’ place at the school, please click on the below link.

Making an in year application

Applying for a Nursery place after the start of the school year

Admissions outside the normal admissions round will be considered as applications are received. Children that have their 3rd birthday during the academic year can start school the following term.

Admissions Appeals

Parents who are not offered a place for their child are entitled to appeal to an independent
committee under the provisions of the Education Act 1980.

For the 2022-23 academic year, the timetable for school admissions, along with the submission and hearing of appeals is as follows:

Date

Activity / action required

Wednesday 1st September 2021 Online applications open at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk/
Saturday 15th January 2022 Closing date for applications
Monday 17th January 2022 Closing date for supplementary form to be received by the school office
Wednesday 9th February 2022 Last date to:

explain why your application was late

request changes to your application that was submitted online or provide evidence of a change of address

Tuesday 19th April 2022 National offer day
Wednesday 4th May 2022 Last date to respond to your offer
Thursday 19th May 2021 Closing date for written appeals to be received
Thursday 9th June 2021 Deadline to receive appeals evidence from those making the appeal and the admissions authority
September 2022 Children start primary school

Additional information:

  • Once all appeal evidence has been received, a letter giving at least 10 school days’ notice of the appeal hearing will be sent to those making the appeal.
  • Following the appeal hearing, a decision letter will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing, wherever possible.

Parents wishing to appeal should contact the school office in the first instance.

Students with disabilities

The School does not have any specific units or facilities for pupils with particular special needs and there are no specific facilities for pupils with physical disabilities. The school consists of several interlinked buildings, on various different levels.

Further information can be found on the  Hackney Education website:

Primary Admissions

For more details, please see the admissions policies and supplementary form below.

Primary Admissions Policy 2021-22

Primary Admissions Policy 2022-23

Application Form

Supplementary Form 2021 – This only needs to be completed if you attend church.