Applying for a place at our school
St Thomas’ welcomes Catholic and non Catholic children from 3 years. St Thomas’ is a Voluntary-Aided School, which means the Governors have responsibility for admissions to the school. Please contact the Office Manager to enquire further (email@example.com or 01920 821450).
Applying for a place at our School:
For September 2021: (Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018).
Please note that we have a single intake into our Nursery in September. We also offer 30 hour childcare provision – please contact the School Office for further details. Once your child’s place in our Nursery is confirmed, please complete a Parent Declaration Form and return to the School Office if you are eligible for 30 hour funding.
When applying for a Nursery place, you will need to complete an Early Years Application Form available from our website or the School Office between 2nd November 2020 and 15th January 2021. (Please note that Hertfordshire County Council no longer co-ordinates Nursery Admissions therefore you need to apply directly to each school). You will also need to complete our Supplementary Information Form which is contained within our Nursery Admissions Policy 2021/2022 (or request a hard copy from the School Office), and return to the Office along with a Baptism Certificate if applicable. A reminder that securing a place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.
Nursery Applications ~ Key Dates:
02 November 2020: Nursery Applications open
15 January 2021: Deadline for Nursery Applications to be received
02 March 2021: School advises parents outcome of their Nursery Application
16 March 2021: Deadline for parents to accept Nursery place
For September 2021 (Children born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017):
Please note that we have a single intake into our Reception in September. When applying for a Reception place, you will need to complete the standard Primary Application Form from Hertfordshire County Council (see www.hertsdirect.org/admissions). Online applications open on 2nd November 2020. In addition you will need to download and complete a Supplementary Information Form 2021/2022 or obtain a hard copy from the School Office.
The Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the School Office, together with a copy of Baptism Certificate (if applicable). This form should be returned by 15 January 2021.
Please refer to Hertfordshire's KEY DATES for Reception applications.
Please refer to the following website for Appeals information: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-junior-and-middle-schools/primary-school-appeals.aspx
In Year Admissions:
For all in year applicants, application forms should be returned to the School Office at the same time as applying online:
In addition you will need to download and complete an In Year Supplementary Information Form 2021/2022 and a copy of the Baptism Certificate if applicable. A hard copy of the Supplementary Information Form is available from the School Office.
The Admission Number for KS 1 (Year 1) is 15
The Admission Number for KS 1 (Year 2) is 15
The Admission Number for KS 2 (Year 3) is 16
The Admission Number for KS 2 (Year 4) is 16
The Admission Number for KS 2 (Year 5) is 16
The Admission Number for KS 2 (Year 6) is 16
Please see our Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2021/2022
Please note that St Thomas of Canterbury are currently consulting on their Proposed Admission arrangements for 2022/2023
Eligibility for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium:
If you are currently receiving benefits, your child may be entitled to Free School Meals and additional funding for support in school through Pupil Premium. If you think this may apply and you would like to find out more, please contact the School Office for further details.
To download a copy of our School Prospectus, please click here.