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 the wider area. The school has 30 places in each year group. St. Mary's Governors follow the published admission arrangements when prioritising placements for entry.

All parents are welcome to visit the school before they register their child. Please contact the school office on 01342 323858 to make an appointment.


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

Why Choose St. Mary's?

Admissions 2021-22

Thank you for your interest in our wonderful school.

Our usual Open Meeting in November will not be possible during the restrictions in place for COVID-19 - we are working hard to put together a video to show you all what makes our school so special! We will also have information packs and videos to tell you all about St. Mary's. These will all be uploaded or linked through our website as soon as we are able.

If you have any questions or need to speak to the SENDCo or Headteacher please do contact our Office Team who will be very happy to help.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 we have applied to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator for a variation to our Admissions Arrangements for the Academic Year 2021-22. The closure of Places of Worship impacted upon the criteria of attendance at a local church; therefore we have requested and anticipate the approval of the following variation.

 " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

Please see an amended Supplementary Information form below.

St Mary's and St Swithun's Parish Boundaries

Supplementary Information Form

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, care of the school. For administrative purposes, appeals should be received within 20 days of receipt of the letter refusing a place. All appeals will be appropriately considered.

School Admissions Appeals Timetable - 2020/21

Transferring from Primary to Secondary

Parents whose child is in their final year with us will be sent information regarding applying for Secondary placements in September.

This will support you through the process of applying for Secondary School - please ask us if you would like any help.