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"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward
from him.” Psalms 127:3

“Not all of us can do great things but we can do
small things with great love.” Blessed Mother Teresa

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Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. The policy explains:

  • how we consider applications for every age group 
  • what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend St Mary's.
  • our arrangements for selecting pupils who apply
  • our 'over-subscription criteria' - (if there are more applicants than places)

Admission Policy 2023-2024

Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Applying for a Reception Place 2022

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2022.  You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a place.

Before you apply for a school place, please read through the Starting School in Cumbria 2021 (PDF 8MB) booklet.  If you need a printed copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team:

Email:  school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk

Copies are also available in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Page 10 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are received after the closing date of 15 January 2022.

To apply for a Reception place for your child in September 2022, you can:

School Admissions and Appeals
Cumbria County Council
PO Box 415
Carlisle
CA1 9GU

You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a primary or junior school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

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