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Admissions

The governing body is the admissions authority and has responsibility for admissions to The Marist, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. The Local Authority undertakes the co-ordination of admission arrangements during the normal admission round. The governing body has set its admission number at 60 pupils to be admitted to the Reception Year in the school year which begins in September 2021. 

Please see relevant Admission Policies below if you are applying for admission to our Reception Class at the start of an academic year.

In addition, please download the In-Year CMA form for any In-Year admissions for the current academic year 2021/2022.

A zoomable map of the parish can be viewed at:  www.abdiocese.org.uk/education/find-a-school and by then selecting the Woking Deanery, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish.

Admissions Forms for 2023/2024

In compliance with the statutory requirements on consultation and as agreed at the Marist Local Governor Committee on 25th January 2022, the Determined Admission Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for admissions for the academic year 2023 – 2024 are below:

Admissions Forms for 2022/2023

In compliance with the statutory requirements on consultation and as agreed at the Marist Local Governor Committee on 26th January 2021, the Determined Admission Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for admissions for the academic year 2022 – 2023 are below:

School admission appeals timetable

Appeals for September 2022 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Primary

19 April 2022

18 May 2022

20 July 2022 (40 School days)

 NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

 

The Marist Catholic Primary School 2021/22 Admissions : 

On the advice of the Diocesan Education Service the governing body of The Marist Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19. This statement has been shared widely with local parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis. 

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops. 

In-year Admissions Forms for 2021/2022

In Year Admissions for The Marist Catholic Primary School

from 1 November 2021 until 31 August 2022

What are In Year Admissions?

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

How Parents can apply for a school place

If you want to apply for an In-Year admission to The Marist Catholic Primary School, you need to complete:

  1. A Centrally Managed Application for In Year admission to a school (CMA) – Application Form
  • The CMA Application Form can be found here
  • You MUST scan or photograph your completed CMA Application Form and supporting evidence and email it to: schooladmissions@surreycc.gov.uk. If you are unable to email it, please post to Surrey Admissions Team, Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ.  
  1. The School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
  • The SIF is available here
  • You MUST return the Supplementary Information Form to the school:    Mrs Wort, Headteacher’s PA at The Marist Catholic Primary School, OLD WOKING ROAD, WEST BYFLEET, SURREY KT14 6HS

Who processes your application?

The governing body is the admissions authority for The Marist Catholic Primary School and has responsibility for admissions to the school, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. Although Surrey County Council coordinates In year applications for The Marist Catholic Primary School, it is the governing body who will consider if the school has any vacancies and if so, whether they are able to offer a place. The school will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application.

When will parents be notified of the outcome of their application?

Upon receipt of an In Year application, Surrey County Council will aim to notify parents of the outcome of the application in writing within 10 school days. However, it might take up to 15 school days. You must respond to any offer of a place within two weeks.

The right to appeal

If you are refused a place at any school you applied for, you have the right to make an appeal to an independent appeal panel. Where an application is refused, the school will set out the reason for refusal.

For applications for In Year Admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. If parents wish to appeal, they must set out the grounds for appeal in writing.

Other Information

Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements should be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.

If your child is not offered a place, you can add their name to a waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked according to each school’s admission criteria. Your child’s position on a waiting list may go down as well as up, for example, if other children with greater priority according to the school’s admission criteria are added to the list.

Note: a hard copy of this online page is available on request for parents who don’t have internet access

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