Skip to content ↓
  • slideshow image
  • slideshow image
  • slideshow image
  • slideshow image
  • slideshow image
  • slideshow image

Prospectus: Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

I am not a Catholic, is it worth applying to join St Thomas More Catholic School?

St Thomas More is a Catholic School but more than 40% of our pupils are not Catholic. Many pupils are Christian but we have children who come from families with no religious affiliation and they enjoy an extremely good education. We would however expect all pupils and parents to respect our faith and be supportive of our ethos which is founded on Catholic principles.

How do I apply for a place at St Thomas More Catholic School?

You need to apply through the Local Authority. You can apply for a school place online at or by telephone by ringing 08456 058 058. You will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form and return it to us here at school. You can download a copy of this form from our website by clicking here. If you live outside Derbyshire, you will need to make the application through your home council.

Why do I have to fill in a Supplementary Information Form to apply to St Thomas More?

As a Voluntary Aided School, if the number of applications is greater than the number of places available, we are responsible for ranking applications according to our admissions criteria. To be able to do this, we need more information than the normal application form gives: for example if there are any religious connections. Without this information, your child may be placed in the wrong category and miss out on a place.

What are the admissions criteria for St Thomas More Catholic School?

You can see the oversubscription criteria by downloading a copy of our school’s admission policy – click here for the admissions policy

What is the deadline for applications?

All applications (including the supplementary form) should be completed by the 31st October 2011 for September 2012 entry. Late applicants may miss out on a place of their choice.

Where can I get further information about applying to the school?

The document ‘How to apply for a place at a Secondary School’ can be obtained from Derbyshire County Council by telephoning 08456 058 058 or by visiting their website

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

Icon01298 23167