A place at St Thomas’
Finding a school place for your child is a huge decision that is not taken lightly by parents. We therefore encourage prospective parents to visit our school so you have all the information you need. If you would like to visit the school, please phone our office on 020 8969 2810 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you.
Please read our Admissions policy which gives details of our admissions criteria for the academic year 2020-21.
You are welcome to book a place on one of our tours to visit our lovely Nursery. Tours usually last around 45 minutes and you can phone the office at 020 8969 2810 to book a place (please see dates below).
We have 26 places in our Nursery class and we admit children in the September after their third birthday. We have a gradual settling in process during the Autumn term. Parents wishing to apply for a nursery place should complete the Nursery Application Form and return it to the school office. Places will be allocated in line with our published admissions criteria. Following changes to government funding, all children are entitled to 15 hours free nursery care. You may be entitled to a government childcare voucher for an additional 15 hours.
Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for further information and to check whether you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare.
There are 30 places in Reception class. Parents wishing to apply for a Reception place must complete the Reception Place Common Application Form for the borough in which you reside and return it to the admissions team in your home Local Authority. If, after considering our Admissions criteria and you have a Christian religious affiliation that will support your child’s application, you must also complete our Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office by the closing date which is the 15th January 2021. Places will be allocated in line with our published admissions criteria.
School Tours/Open Days:
Please contact our school office on 020 8969 2810 to book a place on one of our school tours. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to one hour and begin at 9am. The tours take place during our normal school day; therefore in order to minimise disruption, places are limited to 5 people for each tour. Please phone the office to book a place.
There are 30 places in each year group from years 1 to 6. Parents must apply to the local authority at the town hall (please follow this link) If, after considering our Admissions criteria and you have a Christian religious affiliation that will support your child’s application, you must also complete our Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office. It is rare that places arise, if a place is not available at the time of application, your child will be placed on our waiting list.
Determined Admission Arrangements Notice 2021/22
In accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012, admission arrangements must be formally determined by the responsible admission authority.
The Governing Body of St Thomas’ CE Primary School hereby formally determine the admission arrangements for the academic year of entry 2021/22.
In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator