Our Curriculum

We aim to make sure that all children experience 'expert' teaching, where learning is deep and profound, allowing pathways and connections in the brain to be made and retained.


At St. Thomas of Canterbury we value the abilities and achievements of all our pupils, and are committed to providing for each pupil, the best possible environment for learning. Inclusion is at the heart of St. Thomas of Canterbury School.


Children at Good Level of Development (GLD) when leaving Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS): 80.

Finance Reports

Please find the following finance reports for 2015.

Sports Premium

At St Thomas we use the Sports Premium Grant in three key areas; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive sport. Please find details of our spending for 2015/16 covers.

Inspection Reports

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. Please find details of our latest pupil premium report.

Class Blogs


St.Thomas of Canterbury School is a Catholic Voluntary Academy in the Diocese of Hallam, working in partnership in the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Umbrella Trust.

Our school provides a distinctive Christ centred, Catholic education for children aged 3+ to 11+ years, with priority being given to Catholic children who live within the feeder parishes.

The school’s Governing Body is responsible for admissions.  They are guided in that responsibility by the requirements of law; the requirements of the Trust Deed and each school’s Instrument of Government; by advice from the Diocesan Trustees and their duty to the Catholic community and the Common Good.

Please note that admission to one of the three schools does not guarantee admission to a Catholic High School, which will have its own admission policy.

Admission Numbers for 2017/18 are:
St Marie’s 30
St Thomas of Canterbury 30
St Wilfrid’s 40

These numbers have been calculated according to the capacity of the schools, which the law defines.

Please see the admissions policy below for more detail.

Reception Admissions for September 2017. 

If you would like to apply for a place in our Reception Class to start in September 2018 please follow the link below to the Sheffield City Council website to apply online.  Please remember to download and complete the additional form (Catholic Application form) https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-parentscarers/pupil-admissions/primary-school/primary-church-additional-information-forms.html and send them to our school along with a copy of the Baptism Certificate (Catholics only) and birth certificate. If you cannot download the form these also are available from the School office. 

Please note that we will be holding prospective Reception parents meetings on Wednesday 15th November 2016 at 7:30pm and Thursday 16th November 2016 at 1:30pm. Please contact the office on 0114 274 5597, if you would like to attend. 

Mr Colclough & Father O'Reilly welcomed The Lord Mayor of Sheffield to our school on Monday,  the Lord Mayor was very impressed by the school and what it offered the pupils, and has expressed her desire to develop a close relationship with the school in the future.