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Reception (Year R) Admissions

At St Thomas More's, our aim is for every child to have left the school achieving more than they ever expected. We aim to offer them opportunities and experiences which motivate and inspire them, whilst fostering an ethos of Stewardship.


Our Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 45.

YEAR R - starting September 2025-26 ADMISSIONS

Please check our Open Day page to see when the next event is. If you have missed these or you cannot make these dates, please use the form below to request a tour.


Applying for a space

To apply for a Catholic School, parents need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (Click here) which goes to the school, AND the Hampshire County Council Application (Click here) .


Portsmouth City Council Residents: If you live in Portsmouth County Council, you must complete the Portsmouth form, NOT the Hampshire one.


If you would like further support with this, please contact the school on 02392 475909 and we'll be happy to help!


Online information for Parents (Hampshire County website)
All information about applying for a school place is available on the county website at:, where parents can also apply online.  Guidance on applying for a Year R place is available here

Any school information is available on Hampshire’s ‘Find a School’ pages.

Click on the picture below to view our prospectus

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Admission Appeals Timetable for Year R (starting school in reception) in September 2024


National notification date for on-time applicants

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2024)


Monday 29 April 2024

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (submitting completed appeal form to the County Council)


Tuesday 21 May 2024

Appeal hearings to be held

From 03 June to 23 July, inclusive

Decision letters to be sent

Within five school days of hearing


Please note

  1. Appeals lodged after 21 May 2024 will be heard during the above dates if possible. Where it is not achievable to hold an appeal between the above dates, the hearing will be scheduled within 30 school days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June 2024 may not be heard until the autumn term.


  1. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.


  1. Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 10 school days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

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