Education in UK
Add school to
Staffordshire University

Last modified:
American InterContinental University - London
The Norton Knatchbull School - Ashford
Gossops Green Community Primary School - Gossops Green
Great Ballard School - Chichester
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School - Rustington
Fordwater School - Chichester
Fonthill Lodge School - East Grinstead
Fairway Infant School - Copthorne
Elm Grove Infant School - Littlehampton
Elm Grove First School - Worthing
Yew Tree Primary School - Yew Tree Estate
Yew Tree Community Primary School - Aston
Woodway Park School & Community College - Coventry
Woodthorpe Primary School - Kings Heath
Woodrush Community High School - Specialist Technology College - Birmingham
Woodlands Primary School - Willenhall
Woodfield Infant School - Penn
Wood Green High School College of Sport - Wood Green Road
Wolverhampton Grammar School - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls High School - Wolverhampton
Wollescote Primary School - Wollescote
Wodensfield Primary School - Wednesfield
Wodensborough Community Technology College - Wednesbury
Withymoor Primary School - Off Turners Lane Quarry Bank
Willenhall School Sports College - Willenhall
Whitehouse Common Primary School - Sutton Coldfield
Edward Bryant Primary School - Bognor Regis
Eastergate C E Primary School - Eastergate
West House School - Edgbaston
East Wittering Community Primary School - East Wittering
Welford Primary School - Handsworth
East Preston Junior School - East Preston
Wednesfield Village Primary School - Wednesfield
East Preston Infant School - East Preston
Wednesfield College (Specialist Engineering School) - Wednesfield
Durrington Middle School - Durrington
Ward End Primary School - Ward End
Walsgrave C E Primary School - Coventry
Durrington First School - Durrington

St Mary's R C First School
Manor Road, BH19 2BH Swanage
01929 424909

Admissions Policy


The School caters for approximately one hundred and twenty-five children and admits pupils in the autumn term.  The Planned Admission Limit (PAL) for the current year is 24.


Application for places in the school are welcomed by the Governors in the following categories: 


1.      Children with a Statement of Special Educational Need where the school is named as the most suitable.

2.      Children who are in public care.

3.      Catholic children or children of at least one Catholic parent1

4.      Children who are members of another recognised Christian Church1

5.      Children who are members of another recognised faith tradition1

6.      Other children of whatever background whose parents’ preference for the school is because they wish their child(ren) to experience a faith-centred education1.

7.      All other children


If two or more applications within any one category are tied, priority will be given firstly to children who will have a sibling in the school at the time of admission and secondly to children living closest to the school, measured by the straight-line distance between their home and the school office.


Children who are five between 1st September and 31st August the following year will be admitted to Reception class at the beginning of the autumn term for three days a week only.  They will be full time from the beginning of the spring term.


Deferment will be considered where early admission might disadvantage the child.  This will be at the discretion of Headteacher and Governors.

                     i.            Entry to the school can be deferred to no later than the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday.

                   ii.            Where it is agreed that a deferment is appropriate, a straightforward record of agreement and the reasons for deferment will be kept by the school.

                  iii.            Subject to ii above, where the parent does not take up the place full/part time when agreed, that place will be considered vacant and offered to other parents in accordance with the criteria listed above.




Parents have a right of appeal to the Governing Body of a refusal of an application for a school place.  Details of the appeals procedure are sent out with all refusal letters.  If you have any problems regarding admissions, please contact the Clerk to the Governors.



1 If you are unsure whether you fall into this category, please contact the Clerk to the Governors

2 Full/half/step/foster brother or sister normally resident in the same household

School Uniform


We are proud of the appearance of the children and we feel that it is an important factor in school discipline and standards. We suggest that shirts and ties be worn only when the children can manage them unaided


To ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promote the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors to our school.


-     ensure information relating to food and nutrition  is delivered in different lesson areas as part of the curriculum and that this is consistent and up to date.

-     that pupils will be able and willing to take responsibility to make their own healthy food choices.

-      to reduce the amount of foods with high sugar, salt or fat content in pupil’s lunchboxes.

-     to provide opportunities to promote healthy eating in many different areas of school life, eg cookery, food technology,  studies of other countries/cultures, gardening, whole school events.

-      to involve the whole school community including parents, governors, PTA etc.

-      to ensure that pupils are taking in enough fluid during the school day.

-      that pupils are taught and follow basic principles of food hygiene.  


-     continue commitment to Health Promoting Schools scheme.

-     participate in the government initiative to provide a free piece of fruit/vegetable for Key   Stage 1 pupils, plan to extend to Key Stage 2.

-     maintain a healthy snack policy where children are asked to make a healthy food choice for their snack at playtime.

-     ensure pupils have access to individual supply of drinking water during lessons.

-     lunchtime supervisory staff and teachers positively praise, give stickers to those pupils with healthy lunchboxes.

-     that cookery lessons reinforce this approach to food and nutrition.

-     that gardening sessions offer pupils an opportunity to grow their own vegetables.

-     use of outside agencies to promote and reinforce messages about health and nutrition.

-    that within moderation alternatives to sweets/chocolates etc are used as rewards to pupils from teachers or other adults.

Monitoring and Evaluation

-     liaison between teachers and lunchtime staff to assess whether content of lunchboxes is improving nutritionally.

-     more fruit and vegetables being eaten in school.

-     monitoring of children’s awareness of healthy food choices during termly science interviews by science coordinator.

-     encourage pupils to evaluate their own practices regarding food and nutrition and allow time for class discussions.

-     involve the school council in monitoring attitudes and behaviour to food and nutrition within the school.

primary schools in Swanage, secondary schools in Swanage, schools in Swanage

Editorial office:
tel. + 48 (094)