‘As it is the parents who have given life to their children, on them lays the gravest obligation to educate the family.  They must be recognised as being primarily and principally responsible for their education.’


Second Vatican Council:

Gravissimum Educationis

28th October 1965






Admissions 2021-2022

Admission Appeals 2021-2022

Diocese of Westminster Primary SIF 2021-2022



Admissions 2022-2023

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Diocese of Westminster Primary SIF for 2022-2023



Admissions 2023-2024

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Diocese of Westminster Primary SIF for 2023-2024



Certificate of Catholic Practice (link)

Admission to Nursery Booklet 2022

Applying for a Place in a Reception Class Leaflet 2022

Admission to Primary- Information for Parents Booklet 2022

Your Guide to Secondary Schools Booklet 2022

Moving On To Secondary Schools September 2022

Choosing a Catholic Secondary school 2022

Step by step guide to applying online 2022

Medical Priority Guidance and Application Form for Children for Admission in September 2022

Seconday Transfer Previous Allocations Breakdown

Admissions Privacy Notice

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St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed below. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ. 


As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils.  At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity.  It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school.  We therefore hope that all parents will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school. This does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for and be admitted to a place at the school in accordance with the admission arrangements. 


The governing body is the admission authority and has responsibility for admissions to the school. The local authority undertakes the co-ordination of admission arrangements during the normal admission round. The governing body has set its Published Admissions Number (PAN) at 60 children for the school year which begins in September 2021. Applications for Reception are welcome from families whose child reaches his/her 4th birthday between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.     


The governing body will admit twins and all siblings from multiple births where one of the children is the last ranked within the school’s PAN. 






Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:  


  1. Catholic looked after children and previously looked after children; 


  1. Baptised Catholic children with a Certificate of Catholic Practice, who are resident in the Parish of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End; 


  1. Other baptised Catholic children for whom St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School  is the nearest Catholic school; 


  1. Other baptised Catholic children; 


  1. Other looked after children and previously looked after children; 


  1. Children of catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church; 


  1. Any other children. 



Within each of the categories listed above, the provisions below will be applied in the following order: 

  1. The Governing Body will give top priority, within a category, to an application where compelling evidence is provided at the time of application, from an appropriate professional such as a doctor, priest or social worker, of an exceptional social, medical, pastoral or other need of the child, which can only be met at this school. 


  1. The attendance of a brother/sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within a category, so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made, after children in (i) above. 







To apply for a place at this school in the normal admission round, you must complete an online application form from your local authority (paper forms are also available on request). If you are applying under criteria 2, 3, 4 or 6 you should also complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Whilst this is not compulsory, the information on the SIF enables the Governing Body to assess your application fully against the School’s criteria in the event of oversubscription.  Please return the SIF (in person or by post) to the school, together with all other relevant paperwork required for your application. If you do not complete both of the forms described above and return them by 15th January 2021, the Governing Body will be obliged to consider your application using only the documents available. If you don’t return the SIF on time your child may receive a lower ranking because of this and not be offered a place.  


You will be advised of the outcome of your application, on or about Friday 16th April 2021. This information will also be available on line for those who have submitted an online application. Parents should accept or decline the place as soon as possible. If you are unsuccessful (unless your child was offered a place at a school you ranked higher) you will be informed of the reasons, related to the oversubscription criteria listed above and you will have right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Should you wish to appeal please contact the school as soon as possible for an appeal form on which you must list your reasons for making an appeal. Appeals should be submitted to the school in writing by Friday 21st May 2021. 







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. Applications should be made directly to the school by contacting the headteacher (02088042396 / office@stmarys.enfield.sch.uk  

and to the local authority  School admissions applications  · Enfield Council (click on the ‘in-year admissions’ tab) 


School Website: www.stmarysenfield.co.uk  

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out above, will be applied.  

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list (see above). 

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.