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Admissions

As we are currently unable to show parents around our school we welcome you to watch our virtual tours. We are also holding a Prospective Reception Parent Webinar on Thursday 19th November at 4pm. If you would like to book on please email Miss Schofield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-School - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6AuzVLIWrA

Reception - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMX91VYe1Hg

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 2021/22 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 2021. 

If you would like to apply for a place in our Reception Class to start in September 2021 please follow the link below to the Sheffield City Council website to apply online.

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/apply-school-place

 Please remember to download and complete the Supplmenetary Information Form (SIF) and also our Additional Information Form (AIF) see below links 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. 

AIF & SIF Forms will be available to download in September ahead of 21/22 applications. 

Guidance Entry into Primary Schools

We will be holding a prospective parents meeting in October, more information will follow soon.

Please contact the office on 0114 274 5597, if you would like to attend. 

 

In Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Sheffield City Council Primary Admissions, Moorfoot, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4PL .

In Year Transfer form

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021, will be applied.

Please see our admission policy here: http://www.st-tc.co.uk/admissions/proposed-admissions-policy

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Liam Colclough (Head of School).  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority 0114 273 5766.