St Mary's Catholic School (Bishop's Stortford)

School: St Mary's Catholic School (Bishop's Stortford)
Type: Voluntary_Aided(Faith)
Address: Windhill Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 2NQ
Telephone: 01279 654901
Email: info@stmarys.net
Age Range: 11-18

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Admission rules for St Mary's Catholic School (Bishop's Stortford)

This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex secondary school.

Specialist status: Performing Arts and Modern Foreign Languages. Denomination: Catholic.

Rule 1: Catholic children looked after (and previously looked after).

Rule 2: Catholic applicants who have provided a Certificate of Baptism and who have a sibling who attends (or attended up to Yr13 and has now left) the school.

Rule 3: Baptised Catholic children of a member of staff.

Rule 4: Practising Catholic applicants with no sibling connection, who have provided a Certificate of Baptism and a Parish Priest’s Reference, in the following proportions:

• 42½% of the remaining places to those living in the Catholic parishes that are based in Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Much Hadham

• 42½% of the remaining places to those living in other parts of the Lea Valley Deanery 

• 15% of the remaining places to those living in the Catholic parishes that are based in Dunmow, Bardfield and Thaxted, Saffron Walden and Stansted.

These areas are defined in the maps which can be found at http://www.stmarys.net/

If any of the three designated areas is under-subscribed, the places will be redistributed among the designated areas in the relative proportions above, before any offers are made to applicants in Criterion 4.

Rule 5: Catholic applicants with no sibling connection, who have provided a Certificate of Baptism, who live in the three areas designated in Criterion 3. The allocation of places between the three areas will be such that the cumulative number of places in Criterion 3 and Criterion 4 taken together are in the “42½-42½-15” proportions described in Criterion 3. If any of the three designated areas is under-subscribed, the places will be redistributed among the designated areas in the relative proportions above, before any offers are made to applicants in Criterion 6.

Rule 6: Any other Baptised Catholic applicant 

Rule 7: Non-Catholic Looked After Children and non-Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after. 

Rule 8: Any applicant who is a catachumen or member of an Eastern Christian Chuch (this Rule used to have higher priority)

Rule 9: Non-Catholic children of staff.

Rule 10: Any non Catholic applicant with a sibling who attends the school.

Rule 11: Any applicant who is a practising Christian of another denomination. Evidence of regular church or chapel attendance will be required from the appropriate priest or minister of religion. This evidence should state that the priest or minister knows the applicant as a member of the faith community who regularly worships. A baptismal certificate is not required but a birth certificate is required as proof of identity.

Rule 12: Any other applicant.

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