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Email: admin@st-marys-royston.herts.sch.uk
Melbourn Road, Royston, Herts, SG8 7DB

Admissions


Admissions

"Children in Early Years get a great start and make rapid progress."
                                                                                                 Ofsted 2017

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A virtual tour will be available to view on this website from November. Please click here for our Virtual tour page
Our Open Morning FAQ's will be available here shortly too.

What we can offer your child

Nursery

Our Nursery has 30 places available to children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.  We offer the following (Monday – Friday) term time hours:

7:45am - 9am 9am - 12pm 12pm - 1pm 1pm - 3pm 3pm - 6pm
Breakfast club Core nursery hours
(government funded 15 free hours)
Nursery
lunch club
Nursery stay and play After school club

The prices for the optional breakfast, lunch and afternoon hours can be found here.
Details on eligibility for the government funded hours can be found here.  The extended 30-free hours provision may be used for clubs or the afternoon sessions during term time.
 
Reception

Our Reception class has 30 places available to children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

7:45am - 8:55am 8:55am - 3.15pm 3pm - 6pm
Breakfast club Reception school hours After school club
 

We offer breakfast and after school clubs to all children, including nursery.  Details of prices and times can be found here.   In addition, we plan to run various holiday clubs in the school holidays including February half-term, Easter and Summer (subject to numbers).

How to apply for a place at Nursery

  • Applications open from 1st October 2020 and close on (TBC) January 2021
  • You need to complete the Nursery application form and return it to the school (email debbie@st-marys-royston.herts.sch.uk)
  • If you are a Catholic family, please supply your child's baptism certificate alongside the Supplementary Information Form (see below)
  • If you are a member of another faith, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and provide the supporting documents outlined in the form
  • Allocation day is (TBC) April 2020

Nursery Application Form 2021/22
Supplementary Information Form 2021/22
Nursery Admissions policy

How to apply for a place at Reception

  • Applications open from 2nd November 2020 and close on 15th January 2021
  • For Hertfordshire residents you need to complete a Hertfordshire County Council application form (here) which will be available online from 2nd November 2020. (Applicants living outside Hertfordshire will need to contact their local County Council to apply)
  • You also need to complete the school's Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school
  • If you are a Catholic family, please supply your child's baptism certificate alongside the Supplementary Information Form. (see below)
  • If you are a member of another faith, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and provide the supporting documents outlined in the form
  • Allocation day is 16th April 2021
Supplementary Information Form 2021/22
Reception Admissions policy
Admissions Appeal Information 2020

FAQ

If my child has attended Nursery will he/she automatically be given a place at the School?
No, whilst we strive to offer all our Nursery children a place in Reception allocation of reception places in in strict accordance with the School’s Admission Arrangements.
 
Does my family have to be Catholic to apply?
No, whilst applications from children of Catholic families are given priority, we have a large proportion of children at the school from non-Catholic families and we welcome applications from anyone who would like their child to attend our school.
 
What happens if I cannot find the relevant evidence to support my application?
Unfortunately, in these circumstances, we will be unable to place your application within the category according to our Admission Arrangements. In these circumstances please speak to the school office and we will do our best to assist you.
 
Do I need to supply a letter of support from my priest/minister?
No, there is no need to supply this to us. Completing the Supplemental information form and providing a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate (or equivalent) will be sufficient.
                               
Do I have to fill out a Local Authority Application Form?
Yes, you must complete this form online before (TBC) January 2021.  If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact the school office for assistance.
                      
How do you allocate places?
Places are allocated strictly in accordance with the School’s Admissions Criteria.  Please see Nursery policy and Reception policy. If you have any questions about how the criteria is applied please contact the school office.
 
When will I find out if my child has gained a place?
Parents will be informed on allocation day - (TBC) April 2021. Places are allocated via email by the School (Nursery) or by your County Council (Reception)
 
How to Apply for an 'In Year Admission'

An 'In Year Admission' is when a child already attends a school but wishes to transfer to another school outside of the usual transfer time, for example, because the child is moving to a new address. These transfers take place during the academic year.

  • If you live in Hertfordshire, you must use the Hertfordshire County Council in Year application form which is available on their website (link below) to apply for our school. If you live outside Hertfordshire, you should apply to the County Council where your child lives
  • You will also need to complete the school's supplementary information form and return it to the school
  • If you are a Catholic family, please provide a copy of your child's baptism certificate
  • If you are a member of another faith, please provide supporting documentation
Hertfordshire County Council In Year application form and information
 
School Calendar School Calendar

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Mission Statement

Aiming high,  

dreaming bigger,

praying together,

growing in God's love.

Our Children Say...

"I like Science because we learn about cool things"
"I like Art because we can be creative"
"I love the school trips because they are great fun"
"I enjoy learning French because I like learning about other people in the world"
"I enjoy History because I like learning about what has happened in the past"  
"I like learning because it is fun to learn new things"
"I like spending time with my friends because they are special to me"
"The teachers are great, they are kind and look after us and they make our lessons exciting and fun"
"I like learning about Jesus and the lessons he taught us"
"I love singing hymns because it makes me feel happy"

Ofsted Statement

  "Pupils thrive in this school both in terms of academic achievement and personal wellbeing."
Ofsted December 2017




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