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.
Shropshire Council publish a guide to Education in Shropshire each year. The most recent document (2021/2022) is available from the school or you can download a copy from Shropshire Council directly at
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