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St Marys Catholic Primary School Maidenhead Admissions Essay

To register your child for St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, we need you to complete an application form that you can pick up from the school office or download below. Please note that the School Office is only open for Admissions on a Tuesday ONLY and the office is closed from 11.30 to 1.15 p.m.  When you submit your application you will also need to provide us with the original birth and baptism certificates belonging to your child and a proof of addess (i.e. Council Tax). A Certificate of Catholic Practice needs to be signed within the year prior to school entry, the form can be downloaded from the link below.

The school has been regularly oversubscribed by Catholic applicants for a number of years.  We are a one form entry school and have one Reception class with only 30 spaces.  Shown below are application numbers for the last seven years:

2017: 185        No appeals

2016: 160        No appeals

2015: 173        1 appeal heard and was unsuccessful

2014: 154        7 appeals heard all unsuccessful

2013: 176        1 appeal upheld following introduction of new legislation

2012: 171        3 appeals heard all unsuccessful

2011: 132        No appeals

The governors have always followed the protocols for ranking of applications rigorously and the Admissions Policy has always been strictly adhered to and as a result of this appeals have been unsuccessful. 

In the last three years we have not been able to fulfil all the applications in the “Baptised practising Catholic children who are resident in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael” criteria.  

Please click the following links to open the Nursery Policy and Application form.  There is a link further down for Full Time Admissions and again the application form directly below this:

Nursery Admissions Policy from September 2016  

Nursery (Lower Early Years) Application Form

Our Mission Statement

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Parish Boundary Map

Admissions Policy 2016/17

Supplementary Information Form 2016/17

Admissions Policy 2017/18

Supplementary Information Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/19

Supplementary Information Form 2018/19

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Supplementary Information form 2019/20

2016 - 17 Full Time Admissions Policy and Criteria incorporates the mandatory changes as required to comply with the new Admissions Code 2011 for pupils who attain 4 years of age between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016.


PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 – Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014

The closing date for your child's primary school application is 15th January 2018.

If you haven’t applied, please complete an application for your child's primary school place as soon as possible via Hillingdon's website: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schooladmissions

If you need support completing your application please contact the School Admissions team on 01895 556 644 or admissions@hillingdon.gov.uk

Please remember to complete a St Mary’s supplementary form and bring it to the school office on a Tuesday with your child’s birth certificate, baptism certificate, proof of address for parents/carers and child, and a Certificate of Catholic Practice.


Nursery Applications for Intake September 2018 - July 2019

The closing date for your child's nursery application is 30th January 2018.


All the information you require regarding the admission process, admission policies and criteria and our mission statement can be found within the packs above.
We suggest that you drop your application form to the school office in person (please see opening day and hours above in first paragraph) so that we can photocopy your certificates immediately and therefore you do not need to worry about sending original documents in the post.

Please note there is no automatic progression from Nursery to Reception.


Parents have 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to lodge a written appeal and 10 school days notice of date of appeal hearing. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the submission of the appeal (30 school days in the case of late or in-year applications).

Admission to the Nursery and Reception Class
An open morning for parents is held in November each year, for children who are eligible for admission to school for the next academic year. At this meeting, parents/carers will have the opportunity to see what the nursery and reception classes have to offer. You will also be offered a tour of the school. The criteria for admission are set out clearly in the school’s admission package. We are able to offer 26 full-time places in our nursery class and 30 full-time places in our reception class, to start each September. For children starting in the nursery, there is a phasing in period at the beginning of the academic year.

Admission to the Main School
The Governing Body will consider all applications for admission to the school in accordance with the Admissions Policy and oversubscription criteria. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

The Governing Body intends to admit no more than 30 children into the Reception Class in any school year. Parents/carers must complete an application to the Local Authority in the Borough to which they live and a supplementary information form as we are a church school. We also ask you to fill in a census form.

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