East Grinstead, West Sussex

Admissions & Appeals

As a voluntary aided school, St. Mary's does not have a catchment area - we welcome applications for school places from across East Grinstead and the wider area.


Our school has 30 places in each year group (one-form entry) and the St. Mary's Governors follow the published admission arrangements when prioritising placements for entry.


If you wish for your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. You can also contact our Admissions Coordinator via the School Office.


Our Open Afternoon is Thursday 16th November at 2pm. If you can not make this meeting please do contact the office who will happily arrange a tour for you separately.

School Video & Virtual Tour

St. Mary's C of E Primary School - Virtual Tour

St. Mary's and St. Swithun's Parish Boundaries

Right of Appeal


There is a right to appeal, to an independent panel, against the decision of the Governing Body. Parents wishing to exercise this right should write to the Clerk of Governors ( For administrative purposes, appeals should be received within 20 days of receipt of notification refusing a place.


All appeals will be appropriately considered.

Transferring from Primary to Secondary School


Parents whose child is in their final year with us (Year 6) will be sent information regarding the application process for secondary school placements.


We will support our pupils and parents through the process of applying for secondary school. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any help.