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ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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 and  a caring, understanding team looks after our pupils well.

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

A revised Admissions Policy is currently in place due to the impact of Covid-19. Please click here to access this.

The criteria for selection is 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.

*For September 2021 admissions: “In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ADMISSIONS, A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE FAITH BASED APPLICATION FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED. A COPY OF THIS FORM CAN BE ACCESSED HERE, ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT THE SCHOOL.

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

 

There are occasions where the school is not able to offer a place due to either oversubscription or there being no places available in the year group in question. Information about the appeals procedure can be accessed here.

Temporary adjustments have been made to the school’s appeals procedure due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the school’s usual operations. Please click here for information.

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.