Applying for a Place

At St Mary's we recognise that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Children in our care thrive; developing curiosity about their world, a caring attitude to each other and the confidence and courage to feel that they can have a go.

Pascall stmarys 9542wWe are happy to show you and your child our school, talk you through the admissions procedure and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  If you would like to arrange a visit please call us on 01666 502275. 

Another great way for you and your child to meet us and other parents and experience the school is to come to our toddler and baby group, St Mary's Saplings.  This runs every Wednesday from 1:45pm to 3pm. It is free and everyone is welcome. Please come and join us.

Starting in Reception in September 2018

Your child is due to start school in September 2018 if their date of birth falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. The school year starts on 1 September.

Choosing a primary school place for your child is a big decision and we recommend that you visit all the schools that you are considering before submitting your application form.  Parents are encouraged to list more than one preferred school on their application form in case the preferred school is over subscribed. 

Visiting the School

Our Open Morning was on 18th October 2017 however if you were unable to make this date you are still more than welcome to come look around our school and meet the staff.   Please give us a ring on 01666 502275 to arrange a visit as we would love to meet you.

If you came to see us on the Open Morning we hope you enjoyed your visit and please give us a call if you have any further questions.

Application Process

Letters explaining how to apply for a 2018 Reception place, at our school and other Gloucestershire schools, will be sent to parents, by Gloucestershire County Council, in early November.  

6th November 2017 - Online application process opens

15th January 2018 - Closing date for primary school places.

16th April 2018 - National offer date - parents across the country notified of the school they have been allocated.   

30th April - deadline for accepting or declining your allocated school and requesting to be placed on the waiting list for an alternative school. 

May 2018 - waiting list requests will be considered.

June/July 2018 - appeals heard. 

Full details of the application processs and further infomation can be obtained from the GCC School Admissions page. 

The following documents are relevant to the September 2018 intake.

In-year Admissions

If you are thinking about moving your child from another school to St Mary's please contact the school office on 01666 502275 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be very happy to organise a visit for you come and see our school and guide you through the process.


When a request for a place at a school is refused parents have a right of appeal to an independent panel. Information on the appeal process and the appeal form can be obtained from the school office.

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