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Admissions

We would love you to choose St Thomas of Canterbury as the school for your child.

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic situation, this year we cannot invite you in to the school for an Open Day or tour but we do have a “virtual Open day” recorded by our wonderful Year 6 children. You can join us here!

Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Sahar Tahouri, for more details about applying to our school (admissions@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk)

St. Thomas of Canterbury School is a Catholic primary Academy co-educational school. The school was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church and is conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with the canon law and teachings of the Catholic Church and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. We are a part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

The Governors aim to offer a Catholic education. They expect all parents applying for a place at St. Thomas of Canterbury School to respect the mission statement and Catholic ethos of the School and its importance to the school community. The School fully respects the beliefs of parents and children from all denominations and faith backgrounds and whilst Catholic children are given priority under our Admissions Policy, we welcome all children to our school family. Children are taught respect and tolerance for others and there is provision in the religious education programme for the study of different faiths.

The school was set up primarily to serve the Catholic community in the Guildford Parish. The relevant parish map can be viewed at St. Thomas of Canterbury School and is attached to the Admissions Policy document.

For more information on our Admissions process and policy please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Sahar Tahouri, via the School office or by email at admissions@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

For admissions to join the school in the academic year starting 1st September 2020, please refer to the 2020-2021 Policy and Supplementary Information Form

For admissions to join the school in the academic year starting 1st September 2021, please refer to the 2021-22 Policy and Supplementary Information Form 2021-22 THE ADMISSIONS DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 IS JANUARY 15th 2021. You will need to complete both the online Surrey County Council application and submit a St. Thomas Supplementary Information Form (SIF) prior to this date.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Guildford Catholic Parish office have advised the following where you require a priests signature on the SIF; Please send a stamped, self addressed envelope along with the completed SIF and a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate to Parish Office, 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ

Appeals relating to Admissions

St Thomas’ use Surrey’s Appeals service. Details of the dates and deadlines for appeals can be downloaded from this page. For more information please do contact Mrs Tahouri. Thank you.