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Admissions Policy


This admissions policy has been formally adopted by the governing body of each school within the Roman Catholic Family of Schools in North Tyneside. The governing body of each individual school is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions arrangements.

Consultation on Admission Policy for September 2020



The Schools Admission Code requires schools to consult with all their stakeholders when making changes to the admissions policy. The governors propose to combine  category 1: Catholic looked after and previously looked after children with category 4: Other looked after and previously looked after children as one single category from September 2020.  The over subscription criteria would be:



Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.


First priority in each category will be given to children who will have an older sibling attending the school in September 2020.


1.       Looked after and previously looked after children (see note 2)

2.       Catholic children who are resident in the parish served by the school (see page 1)                (see note 3)

3.       Other Catholic children

4.       Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian Church (see notes 4&5)

5.       Children of other Christian denominations whose membership is evidenced by a                  minister or faith leader. (see note 6)

6.       Children of other faiths (see note 7)

7.       Any other children


Please see full draft policy below.


Our consultation period will be open from 12/11/2018 until 28/01/2019.

If you would like to respond to the consultation,  please complete the consultation response form and return to the school office. 


Consultation Documentation:

Consultation forms are available below and paper copies are available for the school office on request.

School Admissions

Please note that a place in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School is not a guarantee of a place at St. Thomas More RC Academy.  Details of their admissions criteria can be found on their school website.

  • St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
  • Wallsend Road, North Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BT
  • 0191 2005077
  • 0191 2005851