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ADMISSION PROCEDURES

With effect from September 2013

We are an inclusive school; we welcome and celebrate diversity and children of all abilities.  All staff believe that high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being.  We have a caring, understanding team looking after our children. For this we have been awarded our sixth Quality Mark.

The criteria outlined below applies to any admissions into St. Mary’s at any point during the year. We are currently admit 60 children per year.

YEAR GROUP SIZES from SEPTEMBER 2016 are:
Reception – Y4: 60   |   Y5 and Y6 – 30

The Governing Body voted to change the denominational claim and this took effect from September 2013.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact the school .

The criteria for selection are as follows:

Priority 1
Children in public care (looked after by the Local Authority)

Priority 2
Siblings:
Children who have a brother or sister at our school at the time of admission.

Priority 3
Denominational: Children whose parents have applied on Denominational grounds, will be considered on the following basis of priority:

Children who regularly worship at St Mary’s Church, Selly Oak. We define regular as meaning at least twice a month for at least two consecutive years and this will be confirmed by a letter from the minister on headed note paper.

NB: Only 10% of places within each cohort are eligible for faith claims and these shall be ranked according to distance from the school.

Priority 4
Distance: Children who live closest to the school.

For further information about the admissions procedure to this school, please access the following link:
www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Birmingham City Council
Admission Procedures

For information about admission procedures for Birmingham City Council, please follow this link:

Birmingham City Council Website

If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Local Authority or the school.

You can download our Faith Based Application Form here:

Download Faith Based Application Form

You can download the letter from St Mary’s Church here:

Download Faith Based Application Form