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 17 April 2023, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 22 May 2023 (5pm).
The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 5 June 2023 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 10-14 July 2023.
Spring/Summer 2023 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.
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.