Starting at Primary School September 2021
If you have a child born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017,
you need to apply for their place at a primary school.
You must submit one application per child, even if they already have a sibling at our school.
Thank you for your interest in our school. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are unable to invite parents in to view our school, instead we have produced a video which will offer an insight into all that happens at Stone St Mary's, which will be available to view now (please see below).
The Headteacher will also be doing a live webinar on the 24th November at 7:00pm, you can request to be added to the list and we will send you a link to the webinar to allow you to ask any questions you may have and hear more information about our school.
If you know anyone else interested in finding out more about our school, whose child is due to start school in September 2021, please ask them to contact the school office.
Please ring the School Office on 01322 382292 or email us email@example.com if you are interested in receiving more information, when available.
Applying online is quick, simple and convenient
Applications open online 5th November
You must submit one application per child before 15th January 2021
- apply online
- apply by post
Starting Primary School
Our school's published admission number(PAN) is 90.
Over Subscription Criteria
Where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of places available, all applications will be considered in accordance with the over-subscription criteria below:
- Looked after Children / Children in Local Authority Care - a child under the age of 18 years for whom the Local Authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject of a care order under Part IV of the Act. This applies equally to children who immediately after being looked after by the local authority became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. (As defined by Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or Section 8 or 14A of the Children Act 1989)
- current family association - A brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
- Health and Special Access Reasons – medical, social, health and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equality Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’/guardians’ physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the particular school.
- nearness of children’s home and ease of access to schools – we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody. When we apply the distance criterion for the school, these straight line measurements are used to determine how close each applicant’s address is to the school.
A waiting list will be kept of the applicants who are refused admission due to oversubscription. The list will be kept in the sequence of the criteria described above, and will be re-ranked, in line with the published oversubscription criteria, every time a child is added. As and when places become available they will be offered to applicants.
In Year Application
There are various reasons parents want their children to change schools and transferring from school to school can happen at any time during the school year. Please complete an In Year Application Form and send it back to our school. (You will need to fill out a separate form with each individual child). In the event of the school being oversubscribed the prospective parents will be informed and told of their rights to appeal.
In Year Application form
If you wish to choose our school as one of your three options
please remember we are
Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School
our DFE number is 886 3021