Welcome to St Thomas More Catholic School

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 2022 Entry

  • 10th September 2021 – Application portal opens
  • 31st October 2021 – Application portal closes / Deadline for applications
  • 1st March 2022 – Offer letters and emails sent to parents
  • 14th March 2022 – Deadline for parents to accept places
  • 1st April 2022 – Deadline for parents to appeal

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.

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 5016.

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