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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Part of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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Admissions Process 

Join Our School

Choosing the right school or nursery for your child can be a daunting decision. To help you make that decision please visit our school to look around our school and meet our friendly and experienced staff and pupils. Please contact the school office on 01423 864631 to arrange a visit. In meantime we hope you enjoy looking at our website. Our recent Ofsted inspection rated our school as GOOD. Quotes from the inspection report included:

‘Children get off to a flying start in the early years.’

‘The curriculum is ambitious and delivered effectively by staff’

‘Activities are well organised to excite children.’

‘The school has an inclusive and respectful ethos.’ 


Joining Reception in September 2025

All applications are made through North Yorkshire County Council by completing a common application form (CAF) which can be completed online. This is a link to the NYCC primary admissions page which has more information and access to the online application process.

We also require you to complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and send this to the school office.

If you have any questions about applying please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please see the Admissions Policy for further details on how to apply and how places are awarded. See also our Privacy Notices for details of the information that we collect.

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Key Dates

Open Events:

Open morning:



Open afternoon:

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

1.30pm- 3pm

Please contact us to book a slot

01423 864631


Deadline to apply:

January 2025

Places confirmed: 

April 2025 

Next Steps

To join the school:

Step 1: Visit us

Step 2: Complete the online CAF listing St Mary’s in your preferences

Step 3: Complete and send the SIF to school

Joining in Year

You may wish for your child(ren) to join the school during the school year or outside the normal Reception application timetable.  Please call the school to check if we have any spaces in the years that you need.

An in-year application can be made at any time of the year as there is no closing date. Your application will be processed no more than half a term (six weeks) in advance of when a place is required. A school place will normally be allocated from the start of the next half term.

To apply you need to complete the online in-year casual application form for NYCC and the SIF which is sent to the school.

More information is available on the NYCC in year application webpage.  This also includes information on what to do if you are planning to move to or do not live in North Yorkshire.

Past Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy 2023/2024

Please see our Privacy Notice for details of the information that we collect.

Admissions Policy 2024/2025


If you wish to appeal an admission decision for a place at St Mary’s please contact North Yorkshire County Council in the first instance.  Please click here for information from the NYCC website.