Due to the current pandemic with the restrictions on groups gathering and the number of visitors who would like to come to our school, for safety reasons we are not currently able to invite people onto tours of the school. Instead, we are setting up a virtual tour for you to view over the weeks and months ahead. The virtual tour is available (and in development) via the link below.
In addition, our Curriculum page guides you to the key aspects of learning and teaching in this school. https://www.shenfieldstmarys.co.uk/curriculum/ Also visit our class pages from last year to discover what the children experience at our school (although currently the restrictions make some activities impossible to run).
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 9 November 2020, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2021.
The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2021. This is also the closing date for the school's supplementary form to be returned.
From 9 November 2020, 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
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).
Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs linked to Shenfield St Mary's: