St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

Admissions - Nursery & Infant School

Dear Parents

Thank you for your interest regarding a place at this school for your child.

Will you please complete the Supplementary Application Form and return it to me with a photocopy of the Baptismal certificate, and proof of residence as set out in the Admission Policy, a link to which is provided below. Please ensure that you complete Part One of the Priest’s Reference form, then take this to your Parish Priest who will complete Part Two. When the form has been completed please return to the School Office.

I must emphasise that, at this point, there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place for your child as children are admitted strictly in accordance with the  Admissions Policy which has been agreed by the School Governors. There are often more applications than available places. I must reiterate that we have to refuse places to many children and you should, therefore, give some consideration to the possible choice of alternative schools for your child.

The September before your child starts school, you will be sent a London Borough of Sutton Starting School Booklet. To be considered for a place at St Mary’s you will need to fill in the London Borough of Sutton application form, and submit it to them with all the relevant documents required by the closing date. Please read the booklet carefully.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs S Hulme ~ Executive Headteacher

A Supplementary Form and Priest/ Minister's Reference should be completed and submitted for a place in Reception. If you are applying for a mid term admission please complete and return the Mid Term Supplementary Form and Priest/ Minister's Reference


Applications for places in Nursery must be made by applying directly to the school. Please complete and return a Nursery Supplementary Form and Priest/ Minister's Reference

Please ensure you supply a copy of a current utility bill and a copy of your child's baptism certificate (if applicable) when making your application.

Percentages used for admission criteria 3 for 2018/19 intake to Reception and Nursery based on mass attendance in each of the four parishes are:


Holy Cross 38%

Our Lady of the Rosary 25%

Holy Family 23%

St Margaret's 14%

These percentages are used after the admission criteria 1 and 2 have been applied and are then converted to actual school places.

Click here to view Admissions Policy 2018/19

Click here to view Admissions Policy for St Mary's Infant School 2019/20

Click here to view Admissions Policy for St Mary's Nursery School 2020/21