A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs Chapman
Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy.
St Mary’s is a friendly community that aims to give every child the best possible start to their school lives. We aim to create an environment where children feel safe, happy, valued and where every child can learn effectively.
We have very high standards of behaviour and this helps us to create an atmosphere where children are challenged, motivated and take the first steps in becoming lifelong learners.
We appreciate that choosing a school for your child is an important decision. To help you to make an informed choice, we invite parents to visit the school for a tour of our facilities and to meet the staff. Appointments can be made through the school office. Following the allocation of places, parents and children will be invited to induction meetings and sessions during the summer term before entry.
The Admissions Authority for Our School
Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham
St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.
In Year Admissions
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derbyshire County Council.
Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.
If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to email@example.com with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address.