The Governing Body of St Thomas More Catholic School is the admissions authority and therefore has responsibility for its own admissions. The local authority undertakes the coordination of admission arrangements on the school’s behalf.
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. This online portal opens in early September and will always close on 31st October, therefore if your child is due to start Year 7 in September 2021 you should apply no later than 31st October 2020. For further information please visit the website for your home Local Authority, e.g. if you live in Gateshead please visit www.gateshead.gov.uk and follow links for Schools and Admissions.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide parent tours this year. Further information will follow. If you have any queries please email [email protected]
Key Dates for September 2021 intake
11th September 2020 – Application portal opens
31st October 2020 – Application portal closes / Deadline for applications
1st March 2021 – Offer letters and emails sent to parents
12th March 2021 – Deadline for parents to accept places
2nd April 2021 – Deadline for parents to appeal
If you have any further queries regarding the Admissions process please contact us at [email protected] or by telephone on 0191 499 5016.
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 appeal the decision, please contact the school directly to request a ‘Notice of Appeal’ form. Once completed, this is to be returned to the school.
Our appeals are coordinated on our behalf by Gateshead Council. Once they receive your appeal from the school, they will contact you directly to make arrangements for your appeal to be heard. The Appeal Hearing takes place at the Gateshead Council offices.
In Year Transfers
If you would like to transfer your child to St Thomas More School, please contact Gateshead Local Authority direct, or via their website.