IMPORTANT: The school places high value and importance on the continuity of a child's attendance from Reception through to the end of Year 6.
The Governors strongly discourage families from taking children out of the school before the end of Year 6. We ask you to bear this in mind before making an application for a Reception place if your intention is to move the child into the private sector before the end of Year 6.
· It denies a place in Reception for another child who might really thrive if given the chance of seven years at SMA
· It can be severely disruptive and upsetting for your child’s classmates and for your child
· It has serious financial implications for the school - any empty place in the middle of term can reduce income for a whole year
Our former Chair of Governors, Fr Gillean, has written a letter explaining the issues in detail and we encourage you to click this link and read it in full