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St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School

Learning in the light of Christ.

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Starting at Primary School September 2025

Do you have a child born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021?

Registration for Reception Year entry 2024 will open on 4th November 2024 and closes on Monday 15th January 2025.

To apply to our school, parents should complete the supplementary form, as well as the Kent County Council (or other council if resident in another county) Reception Common Application Form (SCAF) and either return that to the St Thomas' Catholic Primary School or make an online electronic application at  by 15th January 2025.




Please read the Admissions Policy and Procedure which can be found on the school’s website Admissions Policy 2025-26

Please also ensure that you have read the school’s Privacy Notice, which can be found on the school’s website Privacy Notice.

Please return this Supplementary Information Form to the Admissions Officer at the school (not Local Authority). For Year R entry in September 2025 please return this form to the school no later than 15 January 2025 in order that we may rank your application.

Please note failure to submit a completed Supplementary Information form when applying for a Catholic school place may result in your application not being placed in the correct category and could result in you not receiving an offer of a place.

In Year or Casual Applications

Applications made too late for the local authority co-ordinated system, In-year applications for year R and applications for entry to years 1-6 must be made on the IYCAF (In -Year and Casual application Form) available on school websites. The same policy and procedure (apart from the timetable) applies to these applications. This form must be sent to the school’s Admissions Officer with this supplementary information form.

Please note that if you are not offered a place and submit an appeal, a copy of this form will be submitted to the Appeal Panel.


If you would like to book a tour of the school then please contact

 or phone 01732 453921. 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Admission to school

St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School accepts new pupils from all religious denominations and cultures; you do not have to be Catholic to be a member of the St. Thomas' community. However, the admissions criteria for the main school gives preference to baptised Catholics. (This does not apply to nursery places, which are given on a first-come, first-served basis.) 


Reception Admissions 

in addition to applying online with KCC, parents who wish to name St Thomas’ as one of their preferences need to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form. This should be accompanied by a birth and baptism certificate.



In Year Admissions  


If your child is already at school but you wish to move them to St Thomas’, please fill in the In Year Admission Form (IYAF) and return it to the school together with the school’s Supplementary Information Form (found below) and a copy of your child’s Birth and Baptismal Certificates. Once the school office receives these documents, we will process your application and write to you.


Nursery Admissions

St. Thomas' has a maintained nursery on site for children aged from 3 years who will be moving into Reception the following year. Entry criteria to St. Thomas' Primary School do not apply to the Nursery. Applications for a Nursery place must be made to the school office. Applications will be processed in the January/February prior to starting in the September of that year. Please note that a place in the Nursery does NOT guarantee an automatic place into the Reception class for any child. For all applications to St Thomas' School from Reception to Year 6, please see above.


Main School Admissions;

Mrs Andrea O'Keefe,

Telephone: 01732 453921


Nursery Admissions;

Mrs Melanie Bosworth,

Telephone: 01732 453921


In Year Admissions


  • For applications for in-year admissions, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
  • Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ written notice of their appeal hearing;


St Thomas’ DfE Number:  886-3751

Our Mission and Values

'Learning in the Light of Christ'

Read Our Values And Ethos


Trust Information

St Thomas' Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Thomas’ Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.