Admissions

We have given you a flavour of what our school is about with our welcome video and our FAQ section.

Our open morning dates for prospective parents looking for a place in September Reception 2022-2023. 6th October 2021/ 10th November 2021 .

You will be asked to wear a face covering and to sanitise your hands upon entry and exit.

We understand that choosing a school for your child is a very important decision and one not to be taken lightly.

Should you have any specific questions relating to your child's needs, please email admissions@stm.bexley.sch.uk and we will answer queries as quickly as we possibly can.

STM Admission Video

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Applications for casual admissions

Applications for the admissions process are online via the Bexley website. If you are applying to St Thomas More, as a Church school (VA), applications should be supported by our Supplementary Information Form which needs to be completed by parents, parish priest/minister and returned to the school. Supplementary forms must also returned into the school office.

Appeals

We recognise the disappointment you may face should your child not have been offered a place at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. Should you wish to appeal for a place please contact the Admissions Team on the office phone number: 0208 303 8322, so she can arrange to give you a copy of the forms and use this opportunity to be placed on our waiting list. You will also need to contact Bexley to inform them of your wish to be on the waiting list.

We aim to hear appeals within 30 working days.

Evidence of Catholic Practice following Coronavirus Outbreak

This is directly from the School Admissions Advice document via the Education Commission of Southwark. Please read below;

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

Parish Boundaries- St John Vianney and St Thomas More

Below is the map of the parish boundaries for St John Vianney and St Thomas More. These parish boundaries are used for admission purposes. Any children who live within these boundaries and are baptised Catholic will fall into Category 2.

Supplementary form

The application form for the school should be completed through Bexley Borough.

You will then need to complete a supplementary form which needs to be handed into the school office with copies of;

  • Current council tax

  • Your child's birth certifcate

  • Baptism certificate if they have one.

All of these documents that you bring alongside your supplemntary form should all be the original documents.

Admissions information

If you wish to explore our admission arrangements through our local authority (Bexley) you may do so by clicking on the link below:

www.bexley.gov.uk/admissions

Admissions supplementary form.pdf

Admissions Policy September 2019.pdf

Admissions Policy September 2020.pdf

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Admissions Policy September 2021

Admissions policy and supplementary form 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2022.docx.pdf
Admissions supplementary form 2021.pdf

Applications for 2022-2023 Reception

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 it is now time to think about your application for a primary school place. Applications for the admissions process are online via the Bexley website. If you are applying to St Thomas More, as a Church school (VA), applications should be supported by our Supplementary Information Form which needs to be completed by parents, parish priest/minister and returned to the school. Application forms must be with Bexley by the date set by Bexley Local Authority (15th January). Supplementary forms must also be handed into the school office by the same date.

Appeals

We recognise the disappointment you may face should your child not have been offered a place at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. Should you wish to appeal for a place please contact the Admissions Team on the office phone number: 0208 303 8322, so she can arrange to give you a copy of the forms and use this opportunity to be placed on our waiting list. You will also need to contact Bexley to inform them of your wish to be on the waiting list.

We aim to hear appeals within 30 working days.