Admissions

The St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the St Thomas Aquinas webpage where you can view the 2021/2022   22/ 23 admission policies.

Admissions – St Thomas Aquinas – Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (aquinas-cmat.org)

Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round, for example for a [reception – year 7] application, will be added to the schools’ waiting list unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school. The waiting list will remain open until the end of the academic application year.

Applications to the Reception class must be made through the Leicestershire County Website by the 15th of January and St Mary’s has received the supplementary form and evidence by that date too.

If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year.

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the relevant Local Authority by completing the LA Common Application Form and following instructions on the LA website.

Leicestershire County Council – School admissions | Leicestershire County Council

If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return this to the school office.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements will be applied.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the head teacher in the school office on 01509212621.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority.

For Leicester County Council click here

Admissions appeals

For the Schools Appeals Timetable click here

For Schools Appeals Late Applications click here

For Schools Appeals Late Appeals click here

We politely request that you complete a supplementary form which can be found below or obtained from the School Office. Selection and oversubscription criteria can be found in the policy for the academic year you are applying in.

The School’s Planned Admission number (PAN) is 30.

  1. MAKING APPLICATIONS:  WWW.LEICS.GOV.UK/ADMISSIONS
  2. Also, call in to school to complete the supplementary admissions form or download the form below. Kindly bring your child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate

Pupils will commence school at the beginning of the year immediately after their fourth birthday. The cut off date is Midnight on the 31st August for entry at the beginning of the autumn term
You need to complete an application form, ideally in school, and at this time please bring evidence of:

  • Birthday, providing us with sight of your child’s birth certificate.
  • Where applicable, please let us have sight of your child’s baptismal certificate.

Further information can be found by clicking here.