Admissions Procedures

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

Admissions – St Thomas Aquinas – Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (aquinas-cmat.org)

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.

In-Year Applications

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.

Leicestershire County Council – School admissions | Leicestershire County Council

Leicester City Council School Admissions

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

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Parish Boundary 2

Appeals

The following documents show the timescales in which admission appeals should be lodged and heard

Schools Admission Appeals Timetable 

Schools Admissions Appeals Timetable – Late Applications 

Schools Admissions Appeals Timetable – Late Appeals 

For more information regarding Appeals please follow the link to Nottingham Diocesan Education Service

Applying for a September 2022 Reception Class at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Detailed guidance on applying for school places is available from the Leicestershire County Council school admissions website. Parents should familiarise themselves with this information. Parents wanting to apply for a place at a Catholic school should also ensure they are familiar with the admissions policy for their preferred school, which is available via the school website. However, the following information may also be helpful to consider:

Catholic schools are established to serve their local Catholic parish communities but applications for places are also welcome from Catholics of other parishes and from all parents and carers, regardless of faith or background, who would like their children to be educated in a Christian environment.

St John Fisher CVA has a published admissions number of 30.

It is not possible to guarantee a place at any school and so parents are encouraged to apply to more than one school. Most local authorities provide for parents to express preferences for at least three schools which parents should place in order of preference. Catholic families are not limited to applying solely to their Catholic parish school. Parents can apply to other local Catholic primary schools if they wish and the inclusion of other Catholic school in your preferences increases the chances of being offered a place at a Catholic school.

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy - Wigston