Admissions Policy 2021/22

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.  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. 

Additional Information Form

Supplementary Information Form


Please note that we will be holding prospective Reception parents webinar on Thursday 19th November 2020 at 4pm. Please contact the office on 0114 274 5597, if you would like to attend. 


On-time primary admissions appeal timescales 2021/2022:

  1. Primary National Allocation Date 16 April 2021 – email notifications sent 16 April 2021
  2. deadline for lodging appeal is 14 May 2021 – 28 calendar days from the date of notification
  3. notification of appeal hearing – at least 14 calendar days’ notice
  4. all effort will be made to hear appeals as soon as reasonably practicable
  5. appeals received after 14 May 2021 – appeals to be heard as soon as reasonably practicable

More information regarding appeals can be found here :