Please see our Virtual Tour, Student Presentation, and Head Teacher’s Presentation Videos below, which provide a helpful insight into our school and school community. If you have any further queries please email

Year 7 Admissions

In order to apply for a place for your child to join Year 7 at St Thomas More Catholic School, please complete the online application form which is available on the website of your home Local Authority. This needs to be completed in the September or October that your child is in Year 6. For further information please visit the website for your home Local Authority.

Key Dates for September 2024 Entry

  • 8th September 2023 – Application portal opens
  • 31st October 2023 – Application portal closes / Deadline for applications
  • 1st March 2024 – Offer letters and emails sent to parents
  • 2nd April 2024 – Any places that become available will be offered from the Schools waiting list
  • June 2024 – Appeals heard

In Year Transfers

If you would like to transfer your child to St Thomas More Catholic School outside of the standard Year 7 admissions round, please complete the In Year Transfer Form, which is available from your home local authority. For further information please contact Gateshead Local Authority directly, or via their website.


If you receive written confirmation refusing your child a place at St Thomas More Catholic School, you have the right to appeal this decision. To do this, please complete and return a ‘Notice of Appeal’ form, available from the school office. Our appeals are coordinated on our behalf by Gateshead Council, therefore they will contact you directly to make arrangements for your appeal to be heard. The Appeal Hearing takes place at the Gateshead Council offices.

Year 6 Transition

We run a series of events to help to prepare students for the transition from Primary School to Secondary School. For further information on these events please see our KS2-3 Transition Page.

Further Information

Please see links below to our Admissions Policies, Catchment Area Map and Admissions FAQ. If you do have any other queries which are not addressed in these documents, please let us know by emailing our Admissions Officer at or by telephone on 0191 499 0111.

Sixth Form Admissions

Our Sixth Form offers students high quality education in a caring and supportive environment. Our pastoral programme is as important as our academic achievement which means that whilst we expect and encourage you to reach your full potential, we will back you up and support you at every step. Find all Sixth Form Admissions information here

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