Secondary transfer September 2022
Our open evening took place on Wednesday 22nd September 2021
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the Governors of St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are/were closed or attendance at church is not or was not possible due to COVID-19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis. The Governors sought a variation to the agreed determined arrangements regarding Covid19 Mass Attendance Interruption; the Office of the Schools’ Adjudicator granted the variation.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18 March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18 March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
How to apply for a place at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School
You need to:
- Complete your Local Authority e-Admissions form which can be found here: https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/
- You will also need to complete our Supplementary Information Form. You can download this from the link shown below.
Please note the deadline for receipt of the applications is 31 October.
Admission paperwork can be submitted on the following dates/times. Paperwork submissions
If you need any assistance in the application process please contact the Admissions Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8850 6700 X0222
Appeals Timetable Secondary Transfer September 2022
Appeal Dates & Information 2021/2022
If you have not been offered a place following an In-year application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for In-year admissions are usually held online.
If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your Local Authority. It is suggested that you download this explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form: Booklet Link
You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.
Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated within the last THREE months. If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files with your appeal form.
If you wish to contact the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel please email: email@example.com
Information about Secondary Transfer appeals for September 2022 will be posted on the school website’s Admissions/Appeals page before 28 February 2022.
The timetable for ‘In-year’ appeals is as follows:
|Last day for lodging appeal form||20 School days after the decision letter informing you
that you had not been offered a place
|Invitation letter giving details about your
hearing will be sent to you by the Clerk to
the Independent Appeal Panel
|At least 10 school days before the hearing. This
letter MAY be sent to you by email
|Any additional supporting evidence you
wish to include for your appeal
FIVE working days before your hearing. You are advised that additional
paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken
into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional
evidence. All such evidence is to be submitted in A4 format and NOT
bound, but may be stapled in the top left hand corner. Paperwork you
submit with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies.
Additional supporting evidence should be posted to
PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ
|Letter from the Clerk to the Independent
Appeal Panel informing you of the decision
of the Independent Appeal Panel
|Usually within 5 working days after the hearing|