A short welcome from Headteacher,  Mr Redfern

I am delighted to welcome you to St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy.

We think that STM is a special place where every child is seen as an individual, and where nurturing the gifts and talents of our children is central to our mission.

Our motto of ‘aspire not to have more but to be more’ sums up our ambition for our young people to #BeMore.

We achieve this by offering the highest quality of education possible, which includes a broad range of experiences aimed at developing the whole child and enabling all to grow in their faith in a safe and happy environment.

Our academic achievements and the standards of our pastoral care are excellent. We are very proud of the academic progress our students make and we are also very proud of the personal growth that they achieve during their time at St Thomas More.

If you choose to join the St Thomas More family, you will be joining a school which strives for excellence through our strong Catholic faith, our commitment to high standards of achievement, our high expectations of behaviour and respect for all, and a belief in developing a love of learning and healthy living.

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

In Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derbyshire County Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact:

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admission Documents 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admission Policy 2023 to 2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023 to 2024

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to, with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the appropriate school address.

Admissions for Year 7 in 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

Secure your child's place at St Thomas More CVA

Admissions Policy 2024-2025

The applications window for Year 7 starting in 2024 is now closed, but you can still make a late application from the 6th November.  Please click on ‘Apply Here’ above.

Please see our In Year Admissions section if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch.

Tel: 01298 23167