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June 2015 - Ofsted Report

We are pleased to announce that St Mary's has been rated 'Good' in its recent Ofsted Inspection.
Please click on the link below to read the report.

Contact Details

St Mary's CE (A) Primary School,

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Tel: 01630 672126
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Admissions Policies

  • Admissions - St. Mary's Mucklestone 2018 - 18 arrangements Feb 2017.pdf

  • Policy adopted by the Full Governing Body on 22nd October 2012.

    Policy reviewed and approved by Full Governing Body on 8th October 2013.

    Date of review – Spring Term 2015 (ready for submission to Staffordshire County Council Admissions Department by 15th April 2015)

    Admissions Limits
    The maximum number on roll is expected to be between 60 and 70 pupils. The number of pupils admitted in any one-year group is expected not to exceed 12. (Published Admission Number, PAN).

    Application Process

    All applications are encouraged online where possible. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school and they will be happy to assist you. For further admissions information and an application form, please use the following link:

    If any extra documentation is required to support the application, it must be submitted at the time of application.

    Catchment Area
    The catchment area of the school is the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Mary’s Church, Mucklestone, which includes Loggerheads and Mucklestone. We welcome applicants from out of catchment and have pupils on roll from Woore, Norton-In-Hales, Goldstone and Hales.  Some children also come from nearby Market Drayton.

    Admissions Criteria
    The following criteria for selection will be employed when applications for admission exceed the admission limit:
    In accordance with The Education (Admission of Looked After Children) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 28th February 2007 Staffordshire LA will give first priority to:

    - all relevant looked after children who are of the Anglican faith over all other children of Anglican faith, and give higher priority to all relevant looked after children not of Anglican faith than all other children not of Anglican faith.
    those resident in the catchment area of the School (i.e. the Ecclesiastical Parish of St.Mary’s, Mucklestone).

    - attendance of siblings at the school. (Pupils who at the time of the application have elder sibling/s in attendance at the school, who will still be attending at the proposed admission date). A sibling is defined as a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step-brother or sister or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.

    - parents regular in attendance of the Anglican Church. (i.e. attendance at least six times in last twelve months with a letter of support from Religious Leader).

    - parents regular in attendance of another Christian Church. (i.e. attendance at least six times in last twelve months with a letter of support from Religious Leader).

    - special social or welfare needs. (Children distinguished from the great majority of other applicants either on medical grounds of by exceptional circumstances).

    - children of non-Christian religion who wish for a school with a religious emphasis.

    - any other children.

    In the event of a tiebreak applications will be arranged in order of priority according to how near their home addresses are to the school. The nearest practical walking route to the main school gate will measure distance.

    All applications are considered against the above criteria, with no priority awarded to early applications. Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

    Admissions Panel
    Composition: The Admissions Panel will consist of the Chair of Governors, three other Governors of whom it is expected the Parish Incumbent will be one, and the Headteacher of the school.


    The Admissions Panel will consider applications for admission to the school.

    When the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the panel will select pupils according to the published criteria.

    The Admissions Panel will meet to consider applications prior to and on the same evening as the scheduled Governors’ Meeting. The panel’s decision will be presented to the Governors for clarification.

    Immediate Admission
    When a pupil moves into the catchment area and is transferring from another school, it may be necessary to effect immediate admission. In this event, authority to admit is delegated to the Headteacher, providing there is a place available. The Chairman of the Admissions Panel will be notified at the earliest opportunity and in turn will inform the Chair of Governors.

    Appeals Procedure
    In the event of admission being refused parents will be notified in writing of their right to appeal. The Headteacher will offer and, if required, give advice to the parents on the appeals procedure.

    If the parents decide to proceed with an appeal a formal approach to the Governors should be made in writing to the Chair of Governors. The Chair of Governors will set in motion arrangements for an Appeal Panel to meet.

    Admissions of Reception Age Children
    Pupils are admitted on a full time basis in the September preceding their 5th birthday. There is one admission annually for children starting in the Reception age group in September. Pupils may be admitted to the school in the September intake if their fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August. It is expected that the Reception intake will not exceed 8 pupils during a school year. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    St Mary's CE (A) Primary School, Mucklestone, TF9 4DN
    Telephone: 01630 672126
    Headteacher: Mr Christopher Newman

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