The Admissions Team at Shropshire Council are responsible for the allocation of all school places at St Mary’s.

We welcome 38 children into each year group (from Reception to Year 6) and we also offer 28 places in our educational nursery class too.

Children can start main school for the first time in the September following their fourth birthday and must start school no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Most children start in our Reception classes in September, but parents can choose for their child to start with us as late as the following July, depending on the child’s age and ‘readiness’ for big school. Please speak to the headteacher about the best time for your child to join our school.

All parents applying for a place for their child at St Mary’s should apply online or complete the appropriate application form, available from Further help for those who experience difficulties or who do not have internet access can be given by the Admissions Team on 0345 678 9008.
Parents who do not succeed in being offered a place by Shropshire Council for their child at St Mary’s can request to be placed on the waiting list where a review is held, and then parents can continue to appeal the decision. We will let you know how to do this upon request.

If you would like your child(ren) to join us during the school year, please contact us or school admissions, who will liaise with us on your behalf to ensure that there are places available in the required year group.
Further details on school admissions can be found at


We recommend that parents read the School Admissions page and refer to the Parent Guide to Education in Shropshire document.

A copy of the arrangements have been published on their website at:

Parents’ Guide to Education in Shropshire

Parent Notice Letter – Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2024-25

We recommend that parents read the School Admissions page and refer to the Parents Guide to Education in Shropshire document.

Please click on the image to download a copy of the booklet.


Printed copies of this booklet are available on request from the Admissions Team, Learning & Skills, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to the Admissions Team: e-mail: Tel: 0345 678 9008.

Mid-Term Applications

Please click here or on the document below to open the Mid-Term (in year) transfer application form. Mid-term applications run this year from: September 2022 until August 2023. Please click here for further guidance on how to complete the form.

For further information click  here.

Admissions Policies

St-Mary’s Admissions Policy-2022-2023

St Mary’s CE Primary School Admissions-Policy- 2023-2024

St Mary’s Primary School – Admissions-Policy-2024-2025