Admissions at St Thomas More Catholic School.
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 in September 2020, please complete the online application form which is available on the Gateshead Local Authority website, www.gateshead.gov.uk. This online portal opens on 9th September 2019 and will close on Thursday 31st October 2019.
Parent Tours – September and October 2019
Instead of holding an Open Evening we provide tours of the school throughout September and October. These tours are led by our Head Teacher, Mr Parkinson, and are specifically for parents of children in Year 6. This is a unique opportunity to see the school in action, and get a taste of what we offer. Each tour is approximately 1.5 hours. In order to book a place on one of these parent tours please contact the School Office on 0191 499 5016.
9th September 2019 – Application portal opens
31st October 2019 – Application portal closes / Deadline for applications
2nd March 2020 – Offer letters and emails sent to parents by the Local Authority
13th March 2020 – Deadline for parents to accept places
3rd April 2020 - Deadline for appeal forms
April / May - Appeals heard
If you have any further queries regarding the Admissions process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 will take 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 directly, or via their website.