Admissions/Appeals

SECONDARY TRANSFER
SEPTEMBER 2023

 The St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive Open Evening
took place on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

We are unable to accommodate any further visits to the school, however, it is possible to view the school via our virtual tour.
Please follow this link to access the tour

Virtual school tour

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

The Education Commission, Archdiocese of Southwark, has provided Catholic schools with the following statement:

As of the 5 June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops of England and Wales reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive, under a faith based criteria will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18 March 2020. These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.


How to apply for a place at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School

Please read our Admissions policy

Determined Admission Policy 2023/2024

Complete your Local Authority e-Admissions form which can be found here

https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/​You will also need to complete our Supplementary Information Form.

Determined Supplementary Information Form 2023/2024

Please note the deadline for receipt of the applications is 31 October.

Supplementary Information Forms and supporting documents can be submitted to the school on the following dates/times which can be accessed hereSubmission dates and times

If you need any assistance in the application process please contact the Admissions Clerk at

020 8850 6700 X 0222


Appeal Dates & Information

If you have not been offered a place at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Due to the current pandemic, all appeals will be heard online, this has the advantage that your appeal can be heard from your home or place of work.

If you wish to appeal, please use the Appeal Form below. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.
Appeal form

Explanatory BookletYou should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Full details about the hearing will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, please email


The timetable for appeals is as follows:

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2023

Date TBC

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on:

Date TBC

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on:

Date TBC (depending on the number of appeals.)

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

 At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional supporting evidence to be submitted by:

Date TBC. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence.

All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left-hand corner. Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies.  These should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent Appeal Panel.

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.


In-Year Admissions

Determined Admission Policy 2022/2023Download In Year Supplementary Form 2022/2023

In-Year Appeals

In Year Appeal Dates & Information 2021/2022

If you have not been offered a place following an In-year application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for In-year admissions are usually held online.   

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your Local Authority. It is suggested that you download this explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form: 

Booklet Link  You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated within the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files with your appeal form.

If you wish to contact the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel please email: clerk@educationappeals.com

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for  an ‘in year’ place.

You must lodge the appeal form within 20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent to you by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the hearing. This
letter MAY be sent to you by email

Any additional supporting evidence you wish to include for your appeal

FIVE working days before your hearing. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence.

All such evidence is to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled in the top left hand corner. Paperwork you submit with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies. Additional supporting evidence should be posted to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ

Letter from the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel informing you of the decision of the Independent Appeal Panel

Usually within 5 working days after the hearing