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Admissions

Secondary transfer September 2022

 Our open evening took place on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the Governors of St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are/were closed or attendance at church is not or was not possible due to COVID-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis. The Governors sought a variation to the agreed determined arrangements regarding Covid19 Mass Attendance Interruption; the Office of the Schools’ Adjudicator granted the variation.

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18 March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18 March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.

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

You need to:

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

Admission paperwork can be submitted on the following dates/times.  Paperwork submissions

If you need any assistance in the application process please contact the Admissions Clerk at gstockman@stmcomprehensive.org or 020 8850 6700 X0222

 

Determined Admission Policy 2022/2023

Determined Supplementary Information Form 2022/2023

Prospectus 2022/2023

 

Determined Admission Policy 2023/2024

Determined Supplementary Information Form 2023/2024

 

Appeals Timetable Secondary Transfer September 2022

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 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 the 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 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:  clerk@educationappeals.com

 

The timetable for appeals is as follows:

 

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2022

  4:00pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals lodged later than      this date may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2022.   You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and           supply any documentary evidence at this stage.

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

 Thursday 26 May 2022 at 8:00am.

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

 Thursday 26 May – Friday 27 May 2022

 (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:

 Thursday 19 May 2022. 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 2021/2022

Download In Year Supplementary Form

 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


The timetable for ‘In-year’ appeals is as follows: 

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