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St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Admission Arrangements

Is your child due to start school September 2022

 

If you missed one of open days, please contact the office regarding details about the school or see our video tour below. 

 

 

Welcome to our School

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How to apply for a school place

 

Reception Class Intake

Children who will be 4 years of age on or before the 31 August 2022 are eligible to apply for a school place in RECEPTION CLASS for September 2022.

 

Lincolnshire parents can apply for a place between 15 November 2021 to 15 January 2022 for the September 2022 Reception intake.

On 19 April 2022 parents can view the offered school online

 

The preferred method for applying for a Reception place is online. APPLY HERE.

You can also apply by telephoning their Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030. Alternatively you can request a paper application using the same number.

 

MID YEAR ADMISSIONS

Have you recently moved to the area? Are you looking to move schools for any other reason?

 

Parents who are looking for a place for a mid-year admission may contact us directly, in the first instance, to establish if we have places available, but applications should also be made online. 

 

In-Year (Mid Year) Applications  – St Mary’s Academy is part of LA in year coordination scheme

 

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the relevant local authority by completing the LA Common Application Form and following the instructions on the LA website. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form.

 

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021/22, will be applied.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

 

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

 

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

 

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. 

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Apply for the Normal Year of Entry

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start Reception in September 2022. 

·         From  November 2021 you can apply online for a Reception or Junior place for September 2022 entry.

·         From  September 2021 you can apply online for a Year 7 place for September 2022 entry.

·         You can also apply for a Year 3 place at a Junior school if your child is currently in Year 2 at an infant school.

Click here to apply online via the Lincolnshire County Council website 

 

PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT IF THEY ARE APPLYING ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS, THEN THEY MUST SEND A COPY OF THEIR BAPTISM CERTIFICATE DIRECT TO THE SCHOOL.

This will ensure that the correct priority is allocated to their application. They should also complete and return the supplementary forms to the school. 

 

Parents wishing to enquire about MID YEAR ADMISSIONS may contact the school in the first place on 01476 562017 or E-MAIL to check whether places are available in a particular year group. 

Please click on the below links to view the admissions policy or supplementary information form. 

 

 

Secondary schools

Primary schools

National offer day

1 March 

19 April 

Appeals deadline

Noon on 29 March 

Noon on 17 May 

 

 

Admissions Policies and Supplementary information 

 

ADMISSIONS POLICY 2023/2024

Supplementary Information Form 2023/2024

ADMISSIONS POLICY 2021/2022

Supplementary Information Form 2021/2022

ADMISSIONS POLICY 2022/2023 

Supplementary Information Form 2022/2023
 

If you would like any further information please see the following website https://www.stl-cmat.org.uk/admissions. St Therese of Lisieux Multi Academy Trust is the admissions authority for our school. 

 

Parents are to refer to the Lincolnshire County Council website for the scheme dates and procedure for LCC admissions policy. 

 

 

APPEALS TIMETABLES

Appeals Timetables can be found on the following links:

 ADMISSION IN THE NORMAL ROUND
 LATE APPLICATIONS
 LATE APPEALS

 

Grammar Schools 

If you would like your child to apply for a grammar school place in Year 7, please see the following website and the website of the school you would like your child to attend. St Mary's cannot take any responsibility for any part of the parents application process. 

http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/home/

Waiting Lists

 

When a new application is added to the waiting list the list must be re-ranked according to the oversubscription criteria as per our admissions policy. The date of the application is not relevant to the ranking.

 

If a place becomes available, then the applicant at the top of the waiting list will be offered the place. This will be done once the place becomes available. The waiting list is maintained and kept up to date at all times. As a school we will contact all those on the waiting list if they have been on the list for more than one full term to establish whether they still wish to remain on the list for that year.

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