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Reception Admissions

School Tours 2023/2024

Come and see our wonderful school! School tours for Reception children beginning September 2024 will be running on:

Wednesday 18th October @ 9.15am

Monday 30th October @ 9.15am

Friday 1st December @ 9.15am

Please contact the school office via if you wish to attend any of our tour dates.

We also have a virtual tour which is available from the adjacent tab.

Applications for Reception September 2024

Important Dates

     - Applications Open -  1st November 2023

     - Deadline for Applications  - 15th January 2024

     - Allocation Day  - 16th April 2024

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 the address where the child permanently resides.

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. This will include an invitation to our Visit Morning for parents. There is also an opportunity for the children to meet their future classmates later on in the year. We strongly recommend that parents and children attend these where possible to help with transition.