For 2017/18 admissions onward, the Priest Reference Form has been replaced by the Certificate of Catholic Practice. ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ means a certificate given by the family’s parish priest (or the priest in charge of the church where the family practices) in the form laid down by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. The certificate is available from the parish priest.
All applicants must complete their local authority’s e-admissions form (formerly called the CAF), which is available on the website of the local authority in which the family is resident.
The e-admissions form must be completed by 31st October 2016. Paper forms are available from the local authority on request. In addition, applicants should complete the St Thomas More Catholic School Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is supplied in the application pack or online. The SIF should be completed and returned to the school by the closing date of 31st October 2016.
If you do not complete both the e-admissions and the SIF and return them by the closing date, the governing body may be unable to consider your application fully and it is very unlikely that your child will get a place at the school.
Late applications will be considered after the initial allocation process has been completed.
When decisions on admissions are communicated to parents, unsuccessful applicants may appeal in writing stating the reasons and grounds on which they wish to appeal by Friday, 31 March 2017. This date is after the statutory school requirement of allowing 20 school days for receipt of appeals. Such appeals are to be addressed to the Clerk to the Governing Body, c/o St Thomas More Catholic School, Glendale Avenue, Wood Green, London, N22 5HN.