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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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Admissions Process & Policy


If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, you can apply for a place at our school in the school year that your son or daughter turns 5. We cater for children from Reception through to Year 6 in our Main School and for younger children from 2 years of age at our nursery and pre-school.


All information on how to apply for a place at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, including contact details for the school and Local Authority, is contained in our Admissions Policy which you can download following the link below.


If however you would like to speak to us to arrange a visit to meet the Head Teacher and other members of staff prior to applying for a place, please contact the School Office to arrange a mutually convenient appointment for you to come along to our school. Call 01242 513339 to make arrangements.


Gloucestershire Local Authority is responsible for all the allocation of school places for children joining Reception.The Governors are responsible for ranking the applications according to the Admissions Policy of that year.


The deadline for applications is 15th January 2019.

November 2018 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place.
If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have
not received a letter by December 2018 please contact coordinated admissions
5th  November 2018  Online application facility OPENS
15th January 2019 CLOSING date for all applications
16th April 2019 Allocation Day
29th April 2019 CLOSING date to return reply form accepting the
School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s 
From 15th May 2019 Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests
29th May 2019 CLOSING date for return of reply forms
June 2019 to July 2019 Appeals


Applying for a school place during the school year (in-year applications)


Gloucestershire County Council In-Year Admissions Guidance Booklet


In Year Admissions In Year applications are those applications made during the academic year for a school place in Reception (FS) through to Year 6.   To apply for a place at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Parent/Carer(s) should contact the school directly in the first instance. The child’s Parent/Carer(s) will need to complete an In Year Admissions Common Application Form and send it to the School Office.  The In Year Admissions Common Application Form  is available on the County Council website. Further advice can be sought from the In Year Team


Please read the documents on the County Council website  regarding applying for a place during the academic year and download and fill in an In Year Application form.  




If applying under one of the faith based criteria, a copy of the child's Birth Certificate, Certificate of Baptism or letter from a member of the clergy should also be submitted.  A proof of address are also required to support your application.  This can be read in more detail in the Admissions Policy of that year.


If the School is oversubscribed in a year group, where Parent/Carer(s) request it, the child’s name will be added to a waiting list for 2 months from the latest request to be on the In Year waiting list that will be kept in order of the oversubscription criteria. It is the Parent/Carer(s) responsibility to contact the school every 2 months. Each added child to the list will require the list to be ranked again in line with the above published oversubscription criteria.