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Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2021-2022


The Governing Board of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please see below the proposed Admission Policy for 2021-2022.  You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 9th December 2019.  Final arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2020.


Comments should be sent to Mrs Cathy Hipkiss, Chair of Governors at or to the school address at Lewis Road, Cheltenham GL51 0HZ.


Many thanks for your consideration.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs N Tippen

Head Teacher 

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 2020.

November 2019 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 2019 please contact coordinated admissions
15th January 2020 CLOSING date for all applications
16th April 2020 Allocation Day
24th April 2020 CLOSING date to return reply form accepting the
School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s 
From 15th May 2020 Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests
22nd May 2020 CLOSING date to accept the place offered during reconsideration
June 2019 to July 2020 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.