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Tel: 01920 821450 Enquiries: Mrs W Sellers, School Secretary

Tel: 01920 821450 Enquiries: Mrs W Sellers, Office Manager

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Applying for a place at our school

St Thomas’ welcomes Catholic and non Catholic children from 3 years.  We have a single intake into our Nursery (we also offer 30 hour childcare provision) and Reception in September.  St Thomas’ is a Voluntary-Aided School, which means the Governors have responsibility for admissions to the school. Please contact the Office Manager to book a visit (tel: 01920 821450).

Applying for a place at our School:

When applying for a Nursery place, you will need to complete an Early Years Application Form (EYAF), available from our website or the School Office from 8th January 2018.  (Please note that Hertfordshire County Council no longer co-ordinates Nursery Admission therefore you need to apply directly to each school).  You will also need to complete our Supplementary Information Form  or obtain a hard copy from the School Office.  To obtain a Certificate of Catholic Practice, please speak to your Parish Priest.  Please note – the Certificate of Catholic Practice replaces the old Priest’s Reference Form. 

Please note that children attending our Nursery are not automatically guaranteed entry into Reception and separate applications must be made.

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).  In addition you will need to download and complete a Supplementary Information Form 2018-19 or obtain a hard copy from the School Office.  To obtain a Certificate of Catholic Practice, please speak to your Parish Priest.  Please note – the Certificate of Catholic Practice replaces the old Priest’s Reference Form. 

The Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the School Office, together with a completed Certificate of Catholic Practice and copy of Baptism Certificate (if applicable).  These forms should be returned by the closing date of application in the academic year prior to the child starting Nursery/Reception.

St Thomas of Canterbury Sept 2017 Determined Admissions Policy 2018 2019

Please refer to the following website for Appeals information: http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/appealpanels/ and click on the following link for the Appeals Timetable

Reception Admissions for September 2018 (Children born between 01 September 2013 and 31 August 2014):

Applications opened on 6th November 2017.  The deadline for applications for admission into Reception is 15th January 2018.

The Published Admission Number for Reception is: 15

Nursery Admissions for September 2018 (Children born between 01 September 2014 and 31 August 2015):

The Admission application process for Nursery opens on 8th January 2018 with a deadline for applications of 23rd February 2018.  The criteria used for Nursery Admissions is identical to that used for Reception.

The Published Admission Number for Nursery is: 15

In Year Admissions:

For all in year applicants,  application forms should be returned to the School Office at the same time as applying online – http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/inyear/.   In addition you will need to download and complete an In Year Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and obtain a Certificate of Catholic Practice from your Parish Priest  (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

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.