St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School


Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 5NP

01325 300339

Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.
As witnesses to Jesus and enriched by the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a respectful, caring and embracing family. We celebrate and share our Catholic faith together, recognising the uniqueness and potential of all. The values and learning that are nurtured in our school enable achievement in education and beyond.



How to Apply for a Place

If your child is due to begin their school career in September, at the start of next academic year...

please make contact with the school and ask us to let you know when you can make an appointment to visit the school. This gives you an opportunity to meet key members of staff and have a guided tour of the school given by the Head Boy & Head Girl.  If you would like to speak personally to the headteacher, please let us know.

If your child is already of school age...

we strongly encourage you to contact the school in order to discuss your situation with the headteacher.  You may like to make an appointment to have a look round.

After this, if you would like to apply...

you need to do so via Durham County Council, who handle all school admissions.  Their policies and procedures are outlined in detail on their website.  Please follow the link below for further details and to apply for a place.

Durham County Council - School Admissions

Durham County Council Admissions Policy

As a 'Voluntary Aided' Roman Catholic Primary School, the school and the Diocese are in full control of our admissions arrangements. This means that our school and its Governing Body  make any decisions whatsoever as regards the selection of pupils who apply for a place at our school.

For a full breakdown of the admissions policy in use for our school, including:

  • the arrangements there are in place for selecting the pupils who apply
  • the oversubscription criteria (how the Local Authority offers places if there are more applicants than places)
  • an explanation of the process parents need to follow if they want to apply for their child to attend our school

please click on the following link.

Admissions Policy 2018- 2019 

If your child is due to start school in September 2018, this is the policy that will apply to their application. Children starting school in September 2018 will be five years old between September 1st 2017 and August 31st 2018.

If you have any queries or wish to visit the school before applying for a place, please don't hesitate to telephone and come visit us.


Admissions Policy 2015 -2016

Admissions Policy 2016-2017

Admissions Policy 2017- 2018

Admissions Policy 2018- 2019


 Consultation on Admission Arrangements for St Mary's RC Primary School, Newton Aycliffe 2019/20

Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published.


The policy for consultation for 2019-20 is available below.

 The consultation will run from Monday 4 December 2017 – Monday 22 January 2018.

 A consultation response form is available by request from the school.

 The governing body will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2019-20.


Admissions Policy 2019 -2020


Durham County Composite Policy