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Reception Admissions


School Tours

On time applications have now closed. 

For any late applications, please contact Hertfordshire admissions here.

If you would be interested in viewing the school please contact the email 

We are delighted that our virtual tour is now available and can be accessed from the adjacent tab.

Applications for Reception September 2023


Important Dates

     *    Applications Open -  1st November 2022

     *    Deadline for Applications  - 15th January 2023

     *    Allocation Day  - 17th April 2023


How to apply for a school place

Part One

Your child can start in Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday.

Parents can access all the information they need and can make an application for a primary school place at Applying online is quick, safe and secure and parents will receive confirmation that the application has been received; the application can be viewed at any time online and applicants can check or change the application at any time before the deadline.

Application to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) must be made before your application to St Thomas More School can be considered by the Governors. If you live outside Hertfordshire at the time of application, you should apply through your home Local Authority.

Part Two

As St Thomas More School is a Voluntary Aided School, the admission criteria are those of the Governing Body.

Completion of the Supplementary Information Form (below) is essential and must be sent directly to St Thomas More School along with the additional supporting documentation in order for the Governors to consider your application before the 15th January deadline.

Please note: home is where the child permanently resides not the childminder, friend or relatives address.

Please ensure your application includes:

  • The Supplementary Information Form, (SIF) completed
  • A Certificate of Catholic Practice, completed (where applicable) - available from your priest at the parish where you worship
  • A copy of your child’s baptism certificate (where applicable)

The application must be submitted to the school by the deadline specified by HCC.

If St Thomas More School is not your first ranked school but, you have listed it, you should still complete the school’s application and return it to us by the HCC deadline.

After allocation day

All successful applicants to St Thomas More School will receive a Welcome Pack at the beginning of June. This will include an invitation to our Visit Morning for parents, which will take place on (**date tbc**). We advise that parents and children keep this morning free. There is also an opportunity for the children to meet their future classmates on (**date tbc**). We strongly recommend that parents and children keep these mornings free.