St. Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Swires Road, Halifax, HX1 2ER

01422 362365
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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Admissions Arrangements


Admissions Request Call Back Form

Please complete this form if you would like the school to contact you about the admissions process. 

Please note this is not the official application form for your child. This must be completed with Calderdale Council. (See the link further down the page). 

Please complete all fields marked (*)

Yes or No

The first time that your child will attend school?

Provide the child's/children's first name/s

Yes or No

Enter your phone number


Please find the link for the Calderdale Admissions Website below.

Click on the links below to view Admissions Policies and Arrangements 

CATHOLIC APPLICANTS - Please be aware that in order for us to allocate places correctly all Catholic applicants should complete a Supplementary Information Form and hand it to the School Office.  This is in addition to the application you make online through the LA Admissions website.

Please see below for our School Boundary Map

In Year Applications

All in year applications can be made directly to the Local Authority by clicking here.  An application will be considered within 10 to 15 working days. Parents/carers are informed of the outcome of the request in writing by the Local Authority.


If you are unsuccessful at gaining a place you will be advised of your right to appeal. The appeal should be made in writing directly to the Academy Councillors of the school. Please contact the school office for more information.

Admission appeals are handled through the Diocese of Leeds and are heard by an independent appeal panel set up under the Education Act 1998 to hear appeals by parents against the refusal by the school’s Governing Body to admit their child to the school of their preference. Panels consist of three members who are independent of the school and their decision is binding on the school. The school are asked to present to the panel the reasons why admission was refused and why the admission of an additional child would cause prejudice to the school, this is known as a prejudice appeal. The parent will have the opportunity to say why they want a place at the school.