Applications for Year 7 Admission for Children Currently in Y6 at Primary School
The Governing Body of St Mary’s is the admission authority and the Local Authority co‑ordinates all admissions on behalf of the Governing Body. The process for transfer from primary to secondary school begins in the September that a child starts Year 6. Parents are required to make an online application through the Local Authority (link at the bottom of this page). Please also refer to the school’s Admission Policy document below.
As well as the Local Authority application, parents are required to complete our Year 6 to 7 Supplementary Information Form, see below. If your child is baptised Catholic, please provide a copy of their baptismal certificate. If not, please provide additional information as mentioned on the Supplementary Information Form. When complete, the form and information should be sent directly to St Mary’s by post or by email to LRoughley@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk.
If you are applying for a school place and you live outside Derbyshire (e.g. Sheffield), then you will need to apply via your own local authority (e.g. Sheffield City Council) who will then liaise with Derbyshire County Council. This is the case for normal applications for secondary school at the start of Year 7 as well as applications to change school at any other time.
ADMISSION POLICY 2021 -2022
Supplementary Information Form Yr 6 to Yr 7
In Year Applications for Children who are already at Secondary School
Parents should contact the Local Authority, Derbyshire County Council, to make an application. The Local Authority will contact us to find out if a place is available. If a place is not available in the relevant year group, a refusal will be returned to them. Parents will then be given the right of appeal. Appeals Guidance Notes and Appeal Form can be downloaded via the Derbyshire County Council website.
If you child is baptised Catholic, it is useful to the school for you to provide a copy of the baptismal certificate, and complete an In-Year Admissions Supplementary Information Form to be sent directly to St Mary’s by post or email to LRoughley@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk. Please also refer to the school’s Admission Policy document below.
IN-YEAR ADMISSION POLICY 2020 – 21
IN-YEAR ADMISSION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM
Please see below a summary of what parents / carers need to know:
Parents have a legal right to express a preference for which school they want their child to attend. This is not the same as being able to choose, but means that if a parent expresses a preference for a particular school and there are places available then a place should be offered at that school. However, in law, there is no automatic right to place a child in any particular school and it may not be possible to offer a place at a preferred school.
When applying for a secondary school place you must apply through the council covering the area in which you live, which may not be the same as where the school is.
If all school places are allocated and consequently the local authority informs you that the school is full, then parents / carers can still appeal against that decision to an independent appeals panel. The decision of the independent appeals panel is binding on the local authority, the school and parents / carers.
Apply for a school place: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions
Telephone Derbyshire County Council: 08456 058058 – questions or concerns
You can find out more about St Mary`s Catholic High School by downloading the Prospectus.