The St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is the admission authority for all the schools within the Trust and is responsible for determining the admissions policy. On behalf of the Trust, the admissions are coordinated by the relevant Local Authority. All decisions relating to admission applications will be taken by the school’s Local Governing Body.
Please click on the link below to be directed to the St Thomas Aquinas webpage where you can view our admission policies
Admission arrangements are co-ordinated by your Local Authority. This will either be Leicestershire County Council or Leicester City Council, depending on where you live. It is important that you complete BOTH the LEA Admission Form AND the Academy’s Supplementary Form when applying for a place. Forms can be downloaded from the links below or if you wish a paper copy can be collected from the school office.
Parents whose children have not been offered a place at a school in the normal admissions round, will be added to the schools’ waiting list unless they have been offered a place at a higher preference school. The waiting list will remain open until the end of the academic application year.
If a parent wishes their child to remain on the waiting list, they must re-apply each academic year.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the relevant Local Authority by completing the LA Common Application Form and following instructions on the LA website.
If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return this to the school office.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements (which you can find here) will be applied.
Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Cathy Smith in the school office on 0116 288 2203.
You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with your local authority.
Please remember to complete both the Academy’s Supplementary Form and your Local Authority Admission Form