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Hedgehog Highways

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

We are proud to announce that we will be supporting the Hedgehog Street Campaign and have created mulitple hedgehog highways in and around our woodland area. Please keep an eye out for the green signs.

Thank you

Miss Hickton

Woodland Trust Gold Award

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the Gold Award on the Woodland Trust’sGreen Tree Schools Award.


Friday, 08 December 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

In response to statutory guidance received from the Catholic Education Service and the Diocese of Hallam, the Governors have determined that changes must be made to the admissions criteria for 2019-20.  This means that the school must publicly consult on its proposed admissions arrangements for a period of six weeks ending on 31 January 2018.  The proposed arrangements, together with the proposed new Supplementary Information form have now been placed on the school’s website and your comments on the changes would be welcomed.  The principal changes from the policy of 2018-19 include:

  • there are no sub categories, but children with certified medical/social needs receive first priority in each category
  • children with siblings already in the school receive second priority in each category
  • there is a separate category for catechumens and members of Eastern Orthodox churches

The prioritisation of children with Education, Health and Care plans (or children with a Statement of special Educational Needs, the tie-break arrangements, the maintenance of the waiting list and the procedures for in-year applications remain unchanged, therefore comments are not requested on these aspects of the proposed policy.

Please address your comments, whether via email or in writing, to Sarah Hinchliffe in the School office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind Regards,

Mr A Truby

Applying for Pre-School

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

The Governors of St Thomas of Canterbury School welcome applications for admission to the Pre-School for any child whose third birthday falls in the academic year before September 2018 and is for 3 and 4 year old children.

Our newly established purpose new build environment provides a stepping stone into developing key skills that will make children confident learners in preparation for starting school.   We value the importance of learning being exciting, new and innovative, creating opportunities for children that will inspire them to be lifelong learners.

Children are entitled to 15 hours of free early learning sessions per week or 30 hours per week depending on eligibility.  The school aims to offer an outstanding early years education for all of its children therefore the school offers three options for the Free Early Learning sessions.  This ensures that the children progress in their learning throughout the week and children are exceptionally well prepared when they start school the following year.    These are:

Five mornings 9:00am – 12:00pm

Mon & Tues 9:00am-3:00pm Weds 9:00am – 12:00 noon

Weds 12:00noon – 3:00pm Thurs & Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm

If you are eligible for the 30 hours your child can choose extra sessions or attend for a full week

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm.


Children in the Pre-school will also be able to apply for a place in the school’s breakfast and after school club, which run from 7.30am (£4.25 for the am sessions and £8.00 for the pm session) until the start of the day and after school until 6.00pm. 

Welcome to St Thomas of Canterbury School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy for girls and boys of primary school age (3-11 years old). This is a really special place and a true learning community with shared values.



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