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St Mary's Catholic High School


St Mary’s Catholic High School is a voluntary aided school in the Archdiocese of Southwark. It is in the trusteeship of the Archdiocese. The school is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

The school exists primarily to serve the Catholic community and Catholic children always have priority of admission. However, the Governing Body welcomes all applications, particularly from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.

Having consulted with the Diocese, Local Authority and other admission authorities, the Governors intend to admit into Year 7 in September 2024 up to 120 pupils without reference to ability or aptitude.

 How to apply for a place at St Mary's Catholic High School

Please attend any of our advertised Open Events in order to see our school in action and to speak with pupils, teachers, along with our Headteacher and Senior Staff. If you are unable to attend one of our Open Events please contact the school - we will try to provide you with the information you require and arrange a time to give you a guided tour of our school.

If you would like more information about applying for a place at our school, please contact Ms R Craigie on 0208 6863837.

From Year 6 to Year 7

For applications to join St Mary's Year 7 during the normal admissions period from Year 6 to Year 7, applications should be made via your Local Education Authority.

Please be aware that the deadline for applying for a place in Year 7 at any maintained secondary school for September 2024 is 31st October 2023

In-year Admissions

For applications to join any year group at St Mary's outside the normal admissions period (in-year admissions), all applications must be made through Croydon Council.

Croydon Council's admissions team will carry out the initial processing of all applications and inform the school of any in-year applications.

CLICK HERE to visit Croydon Council's in-year admissions information.

 Please note:

For all applications for St Mary’s you must also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return this directly to the school.

Admission Documents

Admission Policy 2025-2026

Admission Policy 2024-2025

Admission Policy 2023-2024

Admission Policy 2022-2023

Admission Policy 2021-2022

Admission Policy 2020-2021

Certificate of Catholic Practice - NEW

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Croydon Council - School Admissions Information