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Admissions Appeals

Church schools in the Diocese of Guildford comply with the Department for Education Codes of Practice:

Please see the separate links for our Admissions Policies.


Parents: How to appeal
Any parent who fails to secure a place for their child at one of their preferred schools, has a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. If you wish to lodge such an appeal against the decision of the Governing Body please read the FAQs (pdf).

To request the appropriate forms, please contact the office of your preferred school, who will advise you.

Please note that if you are appealing for a place at a Community School, you will need to contact the Local Authority.

About St Mary's

St Mary's is an academy within the Good Shepherd Trust, part of the Guildford Diocese. We provide education from Reception (age 4) through to the end of KS2 (age 11).

St Mary’s School aims to offer every opportunity for children to reach their full potential in a secure and nurturing environment. We believe that self-esteem and confidence are the best predictors of future success and we value achievement in all areas of the curriculum...

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