Parents seeking admission for a child to the school at ages between four and eleven years should apply to the Head Teacher. We do encourage parents and prospective pupils to visit St Mary's prior to attending. Please telephone the School Office to make an appointment.
Admissions to the school are made by the Governors in accordance with arrangements agreed with the County Council. Should the school be oversubscribed, then the Governors' Admission Policy will take effect.
The school aims to provide a Christian education for children from the Pulborough area, subject to availability of space. The Governors will give careful consideration to applications for admissions, using the criteria listed in the Admission documents below.
All pupils have the opportunity to start school full time in the September following their 4th birthday. However, parents of spring- and summer-born children can defer entry until the Spring or Summer term. Parents are encouraged to discuss all of these options with the Head Teacher prior to admission to the school.
Please click below to open the admissions document:
Entry for 2022 - Admissions Policy 2022 and supplementary forms
Entry for 2023 - Admissions Policy 2023 and supplementary forms.
We have introduced an induction programme for new Reception pupils and their parents to help aid the transfer from home and playgroup/nursery into school. An initial evening meeting is held for parents during which we discuss a wide range of curriculum activities and practical issues as well as offering a question time. Pupils and parents are then encouraged to join in several school sessions by mutual arrangement.