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    adminssionsThe governing body can allocate up to 60 places for children in the reception year. Children commence school during September of the year in which their fifth birthday occurs.

    Parents wishing to apply for a place at St Mary’s are invited to request a ‘register of intent to apply form’ from our school office. Parents considering sending their child to the school are welcome to visit. An appointment can be made by telephone. Term dates for the current year are attached in the appendices to the back of this brochure and are provided to act as a handy reference for you throughout the year.

    General information regarding admissions can be found on the LEA website at and clicking on ‘Education and Learning’.

    There are 7 year groups in the school, two classes in each year group. In each class, all of the children are in the same year group.

    Classes are named: R – Reception Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 with the class teacher’s initial to distinguish the class.

    Every effort is made to ensure a balance of age and gender in each class. Year groups work together and the programme of work is planned and reviewed jointly by the teachers in that particular year group. Children are expected to work in a variety of situations – class groups, mixed ability groups, streamed groups, individually or with a partner – in whatever organisation they are placed or choose to be.

    At the end of Year 6, children transfer to secondary schools to which parents must apply for admission. There is no automatic transfer from St. Mary’s to any secondary school.

    Admissions at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Hornchurch.

    In accordance with the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are required to consult on changes that are proposed to its admission arrangements for the 2017/18 academic year.

    As required by the 2014 School Admissions Code, the school are consulting for a 6 week period (21st December 2015 – 31st January 2016).

    The consultation process is to allow parents, other schools, the local community and other interested parties to raise any concerns about the proposed admission arrangements.

    Further information including the consultation documents can be found here and comments should be sent to:

    2016 Admissions policy with criteria

    Supplementary Application Form 2017-2018

    St Mary’s Catholic Admissions Criteria 2017-18

    Changes to Admissions Criteria 2018/2019

    All applicants must also complete the Common Application Form which is available from:

    The School Admission Team on: 01708 434600

    St.Mary’s Mother of God Boundaries     

    Catholic applicants are invited to complete the Supplementary Information Form as part if their application.