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St Mary & St John Church of England V.A. Primary School

North Luffenham, Rutland


The Governing Body of St Mary & St John CEVA Primary is the admission authority for the school.  However, Rutland County Council operate a coordinated scheme to support first time applications for children aged four years joining us at the start of school in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Places can be applied for either at the 'Normal Intake' time for children wishing to enter the school in the Early Years Foundation Stage (aged four years) at the start of school,  or in all other year groups through 'In year' applications at any time over the course of the year. The Governing Body  has set the Published Admission Number (PAN), the maximum number of pupils in each year group, to 28. 

Normal Intake Applications

These applications can be made using the Rutland County Council website online application process. 

For the 'normal' round of applications there is a timetabled process that parents must follow to ensure the necessary application forms and supplementary information is received in time.  The process starts each year around October with the deadline for applications in the middle of January .  Full details of the timetable is included in the 'Starting Primary School' brochure link.

As we are a Church of England Voluntary Aided school, if you would like to apply for a place on the grounds of religion, you will also need to complete a SIF A form (Supplementary Information Form) which is available below or from the Rutland County Council website.  This form should be completed at the same time as the online application but sent directly to the school.  Please ask if you would like support in completing the form. Without this form we are unable to consider you for a place based on religious grounds. 

In addition, if your child  has specific medical or social needs, it must be stated at the time of the application - there is space for this on the application form.


Following the National Offer Day on Tuesday 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is Monday 20 May 2024 (9.00am) and the deadline for submitting additional evidence is Monday 24 June 2024 (9.00am).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 17 June 2024 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 8-12 July 2024.   

Spring/Summer 2024 appeals will take place on Zoom.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances

In Year Applications

If you would like a place or places in other year groups at any time during the academic year, please contact the school directly to establish whether there is space .  If so, application for admission should then be made directly to the school.

You are very welcome to come and look around the school at any time - please contact the office (01780 720184) to arrange a convenient appointment.

The link below provide further information about the admissions and appeals process and the school can always be contacted for further support and information.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school.