St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

Admissions Information - Junior School

St Mary’s is a Voluntary Aided Federation in the Archdiocese of Southwark. It was opened to serve the Catholic community, in particular, the children of practising Catholic families living in the parishes of Holy Cross, Carshalton, Our Lady of the Rosary, Sutton, St Margaret’s, Carshalton Beeches, and Holy Family, Sutton Green.

Parents elect to apply for this school in order to ensure that the Catholic values and way of life are passed on to their children at home, in the parish and at school.

The Governors, having consulted with the London Borough of Sutton Education Authority, intend to admit 90 children for Year 3. 

Year 3 Admission 2023-2024:

Year 3 applications MUST be made through your local authority as well as sending a supplementary application form and bpatism certificate direct to the school.  You can apply for all of our local authorities through the e-admissions website 

National Admissions Dates for Year 3 in September 2024

  • Applications open September 2023.
  • Applications close on 15th January 2024.
  • Year 3 Allocations are announced on National Primary Offer day on 16th April 2024 or the next working day.

Click on the documents below for more information on Admissions policies and supplementary forms

 Please send all Year 3 Applications/paperwork to 

Mid-Term Applications:

If you are applying for a mid term admission please complete and return the Mid Term Supplementary Form and Priest/ Minister's Reference, along with a copy of your child's baptism certificate. The Mid Term Supplementary Form is available to download and print below. 

 Please send all Mid Term Applications/paperwork to 

When criteria 3 is oversubscribed by applicants, remaining places will be allocated to baptised children equated to the size of the parish using percentages. This ensures that children living in a parish where there is no school will have an equal chance of gaining a place.  These percentages are calculated using Mass statistics collected in a census by each parish, which are submitted, to the diocese annually.  

Percentages used for admission criteria 3 for 2023 - 2024 intake to Reception and Nursery based on mass attendance in each of the four parishes are:

Holy Cross 39%

Our Lady of the Rosary 27%

Holy Family 19%

St Margaret's 15%

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


Parents with unsuccessful applications for Year 3 in September 2024 may:

  • apply to go on our waiting list (please contact your local authority)
  • appeal against our decision, notify us within 20 days of receiving the notification (please contact
  • Appeal Deadlines is 4th June 2024

Parents/carers whose applications for places at the junior school are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 85(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made. Appeals should be made to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address. Parents/Carers have the right to make oral representations to the Appeal Panel.


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