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Below you will find links to our historical admissions policies for the academic years 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and the Admissions Policy for 2025-2026 (scroll down to read this policy):-

St Mary's Admissions Policy 2023-2024

St Mary's Admissions Policy 2024-2025

For general admissions information, please visit Tameside LA’s website at 

As St Mary's is a Voluntary Aided School, we do ask for additional information, to support your application, including birth certificate and baptismal certificate, as well as proof of address.  As we are unable to hold an open evening at this time, you can watch the short video clip, which shows the Reception learning environment (see below).

 Welcome video for Reception

Admission appeals are managed by Tameside LA and further information can be found here

In-Year Applications

  • An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to 
  • Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements will be applied. Please see the admission arrangements in the policy above. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
  • If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
  • You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
  • You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.  Admission appeals are managed by Tameside LA and further information can be found here
  • If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the Headteacher, Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield, Tameside, SK16 5LB. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority