Starting at St Thomas' C of E Aided Primary School
If you would like your child to come to St Thomas' School please telephone Mrs Nunn or Mrs Hollands in our office and they will let you know how to apply.
Telephone - 01797 226479
As a Church of England of England Aided school, the Governing Body is responsible for admissions (Admissions Authority). Our policy sets out the process followed by the Governing Body in making decisions about admissions applications.
A copy of our Admissions policy can be downloaded, please see below.
The Published Admission Number (PAN) for the school is 20.
Admission in the Reception Year is through the East Sussex Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. All forms have to go to County Hall, details are on the web site link below.
The deadline for applications for the 2024/25 academic year is 15th January 2024. School allocation letters will be sent out from ESCC on 16th April 2024.
Click this link to view parish boundaries Diocese of Chichester parish boundaries
Applying under criteria no. 4 'Children whose parents are regular worshippers at St Thomas’, or St Richards’ in Winchelsea or Winchelsea Beach', For parents applying under category 4 ‘regular’ is defined as those who attend church at least once a month and have done so for the previous twelve months, written evidence provided by the priest/minister of St Thomas’ or St Richard’s where they regularly worship. A form is available to download (below) or from the school, which the minister will need to sign. "Parents only need to complete if they are applying under Church Attendance criteria".
https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/education-learning/schools/admissionFor your information a copy of our Prospectus, Admissions & Waiting List Policies are below for you to read or download.
Admissions 2025-26 - We are currently consulting on amendments to the criterion for our Admissions policy from 2025-26 onwards; to read a copy of the letter from the Chair of Governors and the Admissions policy, please click the links below.
Appeals procedure for Reception Admissions September 2023
A panel of school governors will hear Appeals, the Governing Body co-ordinates with the local authority, East Sussex County Council Timetable to administer appeals -https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/education-learning/schools/admissions/completedParents who wish to lodge an appeal should contact the school office on 01797 226479 in the first instance. The deadline for receipt of appeals for children starting in Reception Year (24/25) is 10th May 2024, appeals received by this deadline will be heard in June/July 2024..
Appeals submitted after the above deadline will still be heard. However, if your appeal is submitted late, your case may not be heard until after all appeals received on time have been dealt with.
Appeals may be heard face-to-face, via telephone or video conferencing or paper-based, depending on current Government guidelines and/or personal preference.
"A warm welcome awaits you at St Thomas’. Everyone here works hard to ensure that our school is a happy place where children can work well in an exciting and enjoyable way. Please come and visit us and see for yourself."
Mrs Carol Gardiner - Head Teacher