We are very pleased to be able to offer tours of the school on a regular basis. They are open to all prospective parents, no matter how old your child is now. Please email the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment for a tour with the Head Teacher. Our Curriculum page guides you to the key aspects of learning and teaching in this school. https://www.shenfieldstmarys.co.uk/curriculum/
Our admission arrangements are available below however, our admissions officer is happy to explain our admissions criteria further. For pupils joining at any other time apart from when they are four years old, the mid-year admissions procedure should be followed.
The primary school (Reception) admission round opens on 11 November 2019, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2020.
The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2020. This is also the closing date for the school's supplementary form to be returned.
From 11 November 2019, applications can be made online via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.
Essex County Council does not send letters to parents/carers about making an application. All of the application information is available on the website above.
At Shenfield St Mary’s, we believe a school uniform helps to promote a visual identity for the school and a sense of community for the pupils. It also sets a level playing field for our children, who may otherwise be vulnerable to the pressures of fashion.
Our uniform policy has been established in consultation with parents. Our aim is to be inclusive and not prohibitive in terms of cost. To that end, we have negotiated with Smarty Pants and Red Oak Roller, internet based uniform supply companies, a discount for certain badged items and PE kit which can be bought directly from them at www.smartypantsschoolwear.com or www.redoak-schooluniform.co.uk . Other non-badged items are generally available from a number of high street retail outlets. There is a range of good quality nearly-new items on sale at the PFA shop, open after school one afternoon a week.
All items (clothes, coats, shoes, school bags and wellingtons) must be clearly marked with the child’s name. This is really important as losing items can be quite distressing for children.
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Main Uniform (from Year 1)
* Items available from Smarty Pants or Red Oak Roller
School ties are obtainable from the school office as are the optional summer caps and winter woolly hats. Children may wear maroon, navy or black anoraks, raincoats or coats with hoods. Hats, scarves and gloves should be either plain black, maroon or navy. All children should wear sensible black shoes (below the anklebone, no open-toed sandals, shoes with batteries for lights or wheels, sling-backs or shoes with heels).