St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School belongs to the Catholic Parish of St. Mary Magdalen’s, Brockley. The school exists to provide an environment where beliefs and values of the Catholic faith are developed and nurtured. The Catholic Community support the school because they value a distinctive Catholic Education for their children. Applications for admission will be considered from parents who wish their child(ren) to be educated in a Catholic School.
The School has a one form entry with a capacity of 30 in both KS1 and KS2.
APPLYING TO ST MARY MAGDALEN’S
Reception Class Admissions
Your Local Authority will have a Starting Schools booklet detailing the processes and schools available within their authority. This may be accessible on their website. Details about the school will be found in the Lewisham Starting Schools guide. You will also need to fill in a Supplementary Information Form which your local clergy should complete and return to school. This can be obtained from the school or is available below.
Casual admissions and admissions during the year
In the first instance you should always contact your home Local Authority and ask to speak to admissions. They will be able to advise you what you should do next: St Mary Magdalen’s cannot offer places directly - the offer must come from the Local Authority.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils with SEN and Disabilities (SEND)
The Governing Body may increase the priority of an application within a category where evidence is provided at the time of the application of an exceptional social, medical, pastoral and other need of the child, which can most appropriately be met at this school.
This year, there will be an opportunity for you to talk to the Head of School via a Zoom meeting so that she can answer any of your questions.
The meetings are at:
10.30am Wednesday 2nd December
10.30am Wednesday 9th December
10.30am Wednesday 16th December
Please email the school office at email@example.com for an invitation to the meeting you can attend.
If you are starting school at a different time during the year, please contact the school.
Admissions Clarification (COVID-19)
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School Admission Arrangements 2021-2022
Parents and carers applying for places in the academic year 2021-2022 are asked to note the following statement in relation to the Mass Attendance oversubscription criterion set out in St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School’s admission arrangements: On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the governing body of St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted while churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
See the policies below for definitions and further details: