Joining our School
If you are interested in St Mary's Primary School, we would love to show you around and explain our bespoke curriculum offer in greater depth - please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a visit or enquire about spaces. Alternatively, please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can explain the application process to you.
We are a Christian School but you do not have to be Christian to attend or have a Baptisimal Certificate. You just need to share our values of: Hope, Community, Courage, Justice, Joy and Peace.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Parish Boundary of Thornbury
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You must complete the South Gloucestershire In-year Application Form where you can express a preference for the school you would like your child to attend. Application Forms are available to download via their website www.southglos.gov.uk. The Admissions Committee will consider any application and if multiple applications are simultaneously received then they will be measured against the criteria listed in the school’s admission policy. All decisions made by the Admission Committee will be minuted. If a class is full you can request to be added to our waiting list which is held internally.
Appeals for a school place
Anyone wishing to appeal for a place at the school should please note the following:
You can only appeal if you have formally applied for the school and received confirmation in writing that you have not been offered a place. You need to lodge your appeal within 20 school days of receipt of your letter or by the deadline date given in your letter.
Parents have the right to appeal against the refusal by the Governing Body to admit their child, and should state the grounds for appeal in writing to:
The Chair of Governors
c/o St Mary's School
Appeals will be arranged by South Gloucestershire Democratic Service and conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice on School Appeals.
Appeals relating to Starting School September 2024 will be held during June and July 2024 (only on-time applicants can be guaranteed to be included in these appeals).
We currently have spaces available in: