If an application for admission has been turned down by the school, parents can appeal to the Governing Body. Parents must submit their reason for appealing in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within fourteen days (ten working days) of notification of refusal. Any appeals will be responded to within five working days. If the school’s decision is upheld, parents can appeal to an independent Appeals Panel. The decision of the independent appeals panel is binding upon the Governors. Parents must be allowed at least twenty school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to submit that appeal.
For application to either of our Nursery rooms, Caterpillars (2 year olds) and Butterflies (3-4 year olds), our application form below should be filled out and returned to either admin@St-johnfisher-st-thomasmore.manchester.sch.uk or to the office. Please also provide a birth certificate, proof of baptism (if catholic) and proof of address.
• If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority on 0161 245 7166.
Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.
1. Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2&3)
2. Catholic children who are resident in the parish of SS John Fisher and Thomas More as defined in its historical boundaries up to 2010. (see notes 3)
3. Other Catholic children. (see note 3)
4. Other looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
5. Any other children.
Within each of the categories listed above, the following provision will be applied.
(i) The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made after children in (1) above (see note 4).