ADMISSIONS
Admissions

St Mary’s Island CE Primary School
Voluntary Aided
 
A supplementary information form (SIF) is required for this school in addition to the Medway school application. You must collect this, complete it and return it to the school by the closing date for applications.
 
If the number of preferences received via the co-ordinated scheme is more than the number of places available, children in public care (as defined by government regulations) will have priority in both categories 1 and 2 below. The planned admission number (PAN) currently is 60 and from September 2018 will be 90.
 
1.) If there are more applicants for the one-third church places than places available , preference will be given to children who are on the electoral rolls of St Mark’s Gillingham (which includes the ecumenical Church of St Mary’s Island), and of St Luke’s Gillingham, our Foundation churches, and then any other Anglican churches. Any remaining places will be offered to children from those families who, in the opinion of the governing body of the school, demonstrate the highest level of Christian commitment as evidenced by the Church Leaders.
In the event of a tie, the criterion of nearness to the school will apply. If the church places are undersubscribed, any spare places will be offered as below.
 
2). The remaining two –thirds of places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
a -Siblings of children in school at the time of entry. (A ‘sibling’ is defined as any child living permanently within the same family.)
b - Other island residents.
c - Those not resident on the Island.
 
In the event of a tie within (b) or (c) above, preference will be given to those who live nearest to the school. For Island residents, this will be measured as the crow flies. For non-island residents, distance will be measured by road.
 
Tiebreaker –
In the unlikely event that two or more children in all other ways have equal eligibility for the last available place at the school, the names will be issued a number and drawn randomly to decide which child should be given the place.

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St Mary's Island Primary School, Island Way West, St Mary's Island, Chatham, Kent. ME4 3ST
Tel. (01634 891050)  E-mail: [email protected]