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ADMISSIONS POLICY 2023-24: St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Wednesbury

Please click on the following links for further guidance regarding the Admission process.

Will your child turn 5 between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023?

If so, you will need to apply for a Reception place.
If you live in Sandwell, you need to register to apply at  You will then receive an email with a link to complete and submit your application.


You will be able to apply online from Monday 14th September 2021 until the closing date of Friday 15th January 2022.


Non Sandwell residents must contact their home authority.


To have the best chance of getting the school you want, you MUST apply by the closing date of 15th January 2022.


Applying online is easy and secure - over 95% of parents did last year.  Don't worry if you don't have a computer at home - you can also apply from one of Sandwell's 19 libraries or from a mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet).

We follow the admission procedure laid down by Sandwell Local Authority which handles all applications for us on our behalf.

The application form for admission to school is a very important document, and has to be filled in online.   You must make sure you fill it in as accurately and fully as possible.


If you don't do this, you may not end up with the choice of school you wanted. You may even end up being allocated a school place several miles away.


You apply via the Local Authority you live in, even if the school you wish to apply to is not in the same authority. For example, St. Mary’s is a Sandwell school, but a parent who lives in the Walsall Council area may wish to apply to the school. In this case the parent would apply via Walsall Council. The Local Authorities co-ordinate applications together.


Are you unsure which authority you fall into?
Visit and use the postcode lookup, which will tell you what Council authority you live in.


If you don't feel confident in applying for a school place on your own, the school can support you complete an application form. Contact the school office and ask to make an appointment with Mrs. Bishop who will be able to help you.


Further information on the Admissions process can be found at:


Birmingham Local Authority: School Admissions

0121 303 1888


Dudley Local Authority: School Admissions

0300 555 2345


Sandwell Local Authority: School Admissions


Walsall Local Authority: School Admissions

01922 652 585 


Wolverhampton Local Authority: School Admissions

01902 551 459

Worcestershire: School Admissions

01905 822 700


Sandwell Local Authority's Parent Support Line:

0121 569 6765

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