We will be publishing the dates of our School Open Events shortly.  These normally take place during November & December.

In the meantime, we are delighted to be able share with you our virtual tour; we hope it gives you an insight into life here at St. Mary’s.

School Virtual Tour

Ashford St. Mary’s C of E Primary School is close to Ashford town centre. We are a two-form entry school with a published admission number of 420. We admit 60 children into our Reception classes in the September after their 4th birthday. As a church school our governors admit pupils in accordance with our admission criteria (see below). A supplementary information form, which is attached to our admissions criteria should be completed if you wish to claim church affiliation.


ADMISSIONS FOR PRE-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN (for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019)

Applications will be open from 4 November 2022 to 16 January 2023
You should apply for a place at a Primary School for your child for September 2023 online at If parents are unable to apply online they should email

Please do get in touch with the school office or telephone 01233 625531 if you have any questions or need any further information.  You can also contact the Kent Admissions Team on 03000 41 21 21 or visit their website


If you are a parent wishing to apply for a place for your child at our school you will need to complete the In Year Admissions Form . Please return the completed form back to school. You will need to fill in a separate form for each child. You will hear from us within 10 (school) days. If we are unable to offer a place we will confirm this to you in writing and you can choose to have your child’s name  added to our waiting list until there is a space, at which point, the over-subscription criteria is applied to ascertain who the place is offered to.

In Year Application Form

Click here for our Oversubscription Arrangements: Oversubscription criteria and SIF for 2022-23

Click here for Oversubscription Arrangements:  Oversubscription criteria and SIF for 2023-24