Apply for a place
We welcome applications from all families - you do not need to be Catholic to be part of our wonderful school.
If your child's 4th birthday is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 then you will need to apply for a place at First, Infant or Primary School.
Applying for a place in St Thomas' Reception Class
The School Admissions Team at Staffordshire County Council allocate all school Reception class places - for further details on the admissions process including admission criteria, catchment areas, appeals etc
please follow this link to Staffordshire County Council website.
School Admissions do not issue application forms as the Service is keen to provide a paperless system in all its admissions processes wherever possible. Their website also gives details if you wish to apply for a mid-year transfer, but we would kindly request that you contact the school first.
When Can I Apply?
To apply for a reception place at St Thomas' you must apply via Staffordshire County Council here: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx
You can also find our full admissions policy below.
If you would like any further information or any support with the application process please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
For us, every day is an open day - so please give us a call and we will arrange a time and date for you to visit us!
1st November 2023 - applications open. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
15th January 2024 - deadline for applications. You will need to click on this link to apply online.
16th April 2024 - National Offer Day (parents receive outcomes)
Further information can be found on the Staffordshire County Council School Admissions website
Catchment Area Map
We welcome in-year admissions to all year groups. The process for this is different however, as it is not led centrally by the County Council Admissions Team. In the first instance, we would recommend that you contact us directly to arrange a time to come and look around and have a chat with the staff. You will then need to submit an in-year admissions form and return it to the school office.