Admissions Process

The Governing Body of St Thomas Catholic School is the admissions authority and therefore has responsibility for its own admissions. The local authority undertakes the coordination of admission arrangements on the school’s behalf.

Admission Policies

Admission Policy 2018-19

Admission Policy 2017-18

Entry into Year 7 – September 2018

The process for secondary school admissions opened on Friday 8th September 2017 and closed on Tuesday 31st October 2017. In order to make a late application please contact Gateshead Local Authority directly.

Our current Admission Policy (see link above for Admission Policy 2018 – 19) includes the Oversubscription Criteria used to categorise all applications, and outlines our Admissions procedures.

Our catchment area map is available here: Catchment Area Map 2017.

In-Year Transfers

If you would like to transfer your child to St Thomas More School, please contact Gateshead Local Authority direct, or via their website.


If you receive written confirmation refusing your child a place at St Thomas More Catholic School, you have the right to appeal this decision.

To appeal the decision, please contact the school directly to request a ‘Notice of Appeal’ form. Once completed, this is to be returned to the school.

Our appeals are coordinated on our behalf by Gateshead Council. Once they receive your appeal from the school, they will contact you directly to make arrangements for your appeal to be heard. The Appeal Hearing takes place at the Gateshead Council offices.

For any other admissions queries please contact us at or on 0191 499 0111.

To view our current Prospectus please click here.