St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire SK16 5LB

T: 0161 368 4824
F: 0844 292 7656

Admissions and Uniform



The Governing Bodies of the Shrewsbury Diocese schools of Tameside Local Authority (St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Dukinfield, St Paul’s Catholic Primary School of Hyde, St Peter’s Catholic Primary of Stalybridge and St James’ Catholic Primary of Hattersley) are currently consulting regarding their school Admission Policy for 2018 -19 – as we are statutorily obliged to do. Currently we plan to make no changes to our policy.

Please see the two attached documents. The first is a general letter of introduction, explaining the consultation process. The second is St Mary’s proposed admissions policy for the academic year 2018 – 2019.

The consultation will close at the end of this term, January 6th 2017.

For general admissions information, please visit Tameside LA’s website at 



Admissions Policy 2016-17

Admissions Policy 2017-18



We place great importance on the appearance of our pupils and respectfully ask parents to adhere to our uniform policy.

We feel that our school uniform contributes to a sense of belonging to the school family.  It also helps our children to realise that their school is a place of purpose.

The uniform consist of:
* Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan (preferably with school logo – no other logo is permitted).

Red Polo shirt (preferably with school logo – no other logo is permitted).
* Grey school trousers, pinafore dress or skirt.
* Grey tights can be worn by girls (as part of winter uniform).
* Dark blue gingham dress (Summer Uniform for girls).
* Sensible black school shoes – no trainers or sandals.

P.E. uniform is:
* White T-shirt, navy blue shorts and plimsoles (pumps)
* P.E. bag is required to store P.E. kit.  Beach or play clothes are not suitable.

It saves a lot of worry if all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. We expect children to be able to dress and undress themselves for P.E. (help will be given to young children if necessary).

Footwear For health and safety reasons the children should come to school in sensible black school shoes without heels or sling back type shoes.  Pumps or suitable trainers are needed for P.E. and sports.  Children must always wear socks.

Hair  Children are expected to have appropriate hairstyles.  Extreme hairstyles are unacceptable, as are hair motifs and dyed hair.  Ribbons or clips should be discrete.  Long hair should be tied back.