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Admissions and Appeals


In addition to completing the Local Authority's common application form, all applicants will need to complete the supplementary form. The information provided on this form will enable the Governors to place applicants in the correct category.

For further help on admissions, please see "How to apply for a place at secondary school - A guide for parents" or by visiting 

You must complete the Supplementary Form in addition to the Derbyshire application form. This is to ensure that your child is allocated correctly under the admissions criteria. The Supplementary Form should be returned to the school office.

To apply for a school place for those starting in September 2022, please click here.

The deadline for completing applications is midnight on the 31st October 2021.


Admissions Policies

To view the school admissions policy, please click on the link below 

Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2020-2021



To download a copy of the appeals timescale for late applicants, please click here
To download a copy of the appeals timescale for a normal appeal (within 20 days of receiving a notification letter) please click here
To download a copy of the appeals timescale for a late appeal (outside the 20 day window) please click here


In year admissions

St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy is part of Derbyshire Local Authority’s in-year coordination scheme.

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 Derbyshire County Council by completing the LA Common Application Form [ ] and following the 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 for 2021-22, will be applied. You can find admission arrangements for Derbyshire here: 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 the school office.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Admissions and transport team. Email: Tel: 01629 537479

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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