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Admissions to St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Reception Intake : Academic Year 2019/2020

For those parents interested in applying for a place at St Mary's Catholic Primary School for the Reception Intake 2019/2020 (those children born between 01.09.2014 & 31.08.2015) the Waltham Forest Primary Brochure containing criteria for all schools and information on how to apply will be available from September 2018.

Brochures are available online via the London Borough of Waltham Forest Website or can be obtained directly from Waltham Forest Pupil Admissions, Telephone 020 8496 3000 (Option 5 - Admissions) (or in person at Sycamore House, Walthamstow Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JX - opening times 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Postal Address only: 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB)

A limited number of Primary Brochures will also be available from primary schools and nursery schools (state and private).

Applications can be made on-line from September at and parents are encouraged to use this route if at all possible. Alternatively, a paper application can be submitted using the 'Common Application Form' (CAF) obtainable from Primary Admissions. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019.

Parents/carers who want to support their application with a copy of the Certificate of Catholic Practice need to make an appointment with their parish priest to obtain and complete the certificate.  The child’s original baptism certificate will also need to be seen by the school. It is the responsibility of the parents /carers to ensure all supporting documentation is returned to the school office on or before the  15th January 2019.

As well as appearing in the Waltham Forest Primary Brochure, the school's criteria can be found in the School Prospectus and the school's Admissions Policy, both available to download below or directly from the school office.

Parish Boundary maps are also available to download for your information.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to telephone Mrs Lockwood in the school office on 020 8529 4723 (select Option 2).

Appeal Timetable for Reception Intake 2019/2020

Closing date for submitting Appeal Form is Monday 14th May 2019.

Link: Waltham Forest Primary Admissions

Link: Certificate of Catholic Practice Definition

Link: Certificate of Catholic Practice

2019/2020 Intake  -  Admissions Policy

The Governing Body of St Mary's Catholic Primary School have agreed the criteria for 2019/2020 for admission to this school. A copy of the document can be downloaded following the link below.

File icon: pdf Admissions Policy 2019 2020 [pdf 662KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Admissions Policy 2020 2021 [pdf 663KB] Click to download

The School Prospectus

Prospective parents may download the school's latest Prospectus below. Please note this document is reviewed annually and may be subject to changes at that review or at any other time if this is deemed appropriate. Please contact the school if you want to clarify a particular point.

The Prospectus is also available to collect direct from the school office.

File icon: pdf Prospectus June 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Annual Reception Intakes For Future Academic Years

Reception intakes are co-ordinated by the Borough and the application process commences in the year before your child is due to start school. At that time, information will be available from Waltham Forest Pupil Admissions - Telephone: 020 8496 3000 (Option 5 - Admissions). Information will also be available on their website at If calling in person the address for personal callers is Sycamore House, Walthamstow Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, E17 4JX - opening times 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Postal Address only: 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB)

The dates set out below are based on information to hand at this time (Sept 2017) and are subject to change. You should not rely solely on the information below as it is intended as a guide only to the timeframe for future admission rounds.

Child's DOB Academic Year of Entry* Application Process Starts**
01.09.14-31.08.15 2019/2020 September 2018
01.09.15-31.08.16 2020/2021 September 2019
01.09.16-31.08.17 2021/2022 September 2020
01.09.17-31.08.18 2022/2023 September 2021
01.09.18-31.08.19 2023/2024 September 2022

* Academic Year runs from 1st September to 31st August in any year

** Based on information available at present