St Mary and All Saints is a Voluntary Aided Primary School, this means:
  • We have our own admissions policy and admissions criteria for Nursery and School Admissions (see the Admissions Policies available to download on this page)
  • Admissions decisions are made by the the Governing Board applying the relevant policy.
  • Applications to the Nursery and other classes are made directly to the school (using the application forms available to download on this page)
  • Applications to Reception are co-ordinated by the school and Local Authority.

If you would like to apply for Nursery or an ‘in year admission’ to any classes other than reception in September.  Please apply via the school office using the ‘In Year Admissions Form’.

If you would like to apply for a Reception place starting in September, please apply directly to Reading Borough Council.

If you would like Church attendance to be considered as part of your application, please use the ‘Supplementary Application Form’.


If your child is not offered a place at this school you are entitled to appeal.

Appeals should be sent to

Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Committee Services
Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre

Tel: 0118 937 2532

Or submit an appeal online at

Appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline will still be heard but may not be heard with the other appeals for the same school. 

  • Before 2 February 2018 – late/change of preference applications accepted for good reasons
  • 16 April 2018 – national offer day (online applicants can view their offer and offer letters are posted by second class mail)
  • 30 April 2018 – deadline for parents to accept
  • From 1 May 2018 – late applications for over-subscribed schools added to the waiting lists/change of preferences processed
  • 15 May 2018 – deadline for appeals to be lodged
  • June/July 2018 – appeals heard
  • 31 August 2018 – admissions round ends
  • Until at least 31 December 2018 – waiting lists held for Reading schools
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