A short welcome from Headteacher,  Mr Nish

We hope that everything contained on our school website will tell you all you need to know about our happy and successful school.

From Nursery Class to Year Six, all our children and their families are a vital part of the school community, together with staff, governors and parishioners from St Mary’s Church (Marple Bridge) and Holy Spirit Church (Marple). I am delighted to be a part of it – and see it as a great privilege to be leading this vibrant place of learning!

We are keen to talk in person to all those parents who are considering a place at St Mary’s for their children because we recognise that choosing the right school for your child is an all-important decision for parents.

We can:

  • Meet you individually for a school tour
  • Tell you more about our happy school community
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Talk you through the application process

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

In Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

The council will send a letter to your home address to notify you of the outcome of your application.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact:

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admission Documents 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy (Primary 2023 to 2024)

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address.

Admissions for Year 7 in 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

Nursery Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place in our Nursery, please see our Nursery page for more information.

Applications for a maintained Nursery place must be made through Stockport Council.

Apply for a Maintained Nursery Place

Secure your child's place at St Mary's CVA

The applications window for Reception, starting in 2024 is now closed.

Please see our In Year Admissions section if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

Admissions Policy for 2024-2025

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch.


Telephone: 0161 427 7498

School Admissions Appeals

Stockport Democratic Services undertake our appeals and follow the School Admission Appeals Code.

Schools Appeals Process – Stockport

View the Stockport Council website for full details

Admission appeals – Stockport Council