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Year 6 Transition

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Address / Contact Information

Student Absence Line

For Year 7 to 11 - To report your child's absence or illness please call 0121 464 7258
For Sixth Form - To report your child's absence or illness please call 0121 675 4016

Contact Details

Wychall Lane
Kings Norton
B38 8AP

Tel: 0121 464 4643
Email: enquiry@stacs.org 

Main Contacts

General Enquiries: Mrs C. Tullett (Office Administrator)
Principal: Mr C. Martin
SEND Co-ordinator: Miss G. O'Reilly (Email: send@stacs.org)
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Linehan (Email: safeguarding@stacs.org)
Chair of Local Academy Committee: Mrs A. Duffy (Email: a.duffy@stacs.org)




If you would like paper copies of any information on this website, please contact us at: enquiry@stacs.bham.sch.uk

St Thomas Aquinas is part of the Lumen Christi Multi-Academy Company. Click HERE for full details



We would like to welcome all parents and students who are interested in joining our community in year 7 in September 2022 and in the many years to come. On our website, you will find lots of information about our school, its community and the admissions process. You will find information on how to apply below. Use the links to the right of this page (or at the bottom, if viewing on a mobile) to find out more information including a virtual tour of the school under the Prospectus heading.



Virtual tour of the school 

An introduction from our Principal, Mr Chris Martin

An introduction from our Assistant Principal, Ms Gill O'Reilly

Admissions Arrangements

Arrangements for September 2022 Admissions

Arrangements for September 2023 Admissions

Arrangements for September 2024 Admissions

Applications to Year 7 entry to St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for September 2022 onwards

Please complete your application form online at: 

School Admissions Application

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st October 2021.

Letter to Parents - Admissions 2022

Letter to Parents - Admissions 2022

Supplementary Information

Please complete the supplementary information form and return to the school before 31st October 2022.

Supplementary Information Form

*Please note that all Catholic Baptism certificates must be in English or be accompanied by a certified translation. 

If you have applied online you will find out your school choice on 1st March 2023. If you have applied using a paper application then you should receive the decision in writing through the post on 2nd March 2023. 


If you wish to appeal against the schools decision not to offer your child a place then please put this request in writing and address it to:

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
Wychall Lane
Kings Norton
B38 8AP

School Admissions Appeal Timetable

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 the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available below. A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School on 0121 464 4643 or by emailing enquiry@stacs.org

Completed application forms must be and returned to:

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
Wychall Lane
Kings Norton
B38 8AP

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/2023, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from the button above ‘Applications to Year 7 2022’ or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy 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 and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application. 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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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 the Main Office on 0121 464 4643.

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority 0121 303 1888.


Application Form 

Once your application has been received you will receive written confirmation. If we require any additional information we shall ask for it at this stage.


Parent Handbook 

Students Information Booklet 

Uniform Policy 



Latest Ofsted Report

latestofstedreport nov2018.pdf



Catholic Schools Inspectorate (Latest Section 48 Report)

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School recently underwent a Section 48 inspection. It was carried out by the Catholic Schools Inspectorate on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December 2022. We are delighted to inform you that St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School was graded as “outstanding” in all areas! We encourage you to view the information below to find out more about this phenomenal achievement …



Catholic Schools Inspectorate - Section 48 Inspection Report Video - December 2022 

 Catholic Schools Inspectorate - Documents



Key Stage 4 Results

latest ks4 results.pdf





School Performance Tables

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.


How does Pupil Premium fit in with our Mission Statement?

The Government's introduction of the Pupil Premium is in complete accord with the school's mission statement "Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together." It also re-inforces the Catholic Church's social teaching which implores us always to pursue the "preferential option for the poor" in practical ways. Consequently, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.

Every child who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.




pupil premium policy overview september 2022.pdf



Pupil Premium Statement 2023-2024

pupil premium statement 2023 2024.pdf





Timings of the day

Timings of the Day

The gates open at 08:15am and close at 08:29am every day.

AM lineup begins at 08:30am every day.

There are no separate AM & PM registration periods on a Wednesday.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

AM Registration 08:30
Period 1 09:05
Period 2 10:05
Break 11:00
Period 3 11:20
Period 4 12:20
Lunch 13:15
Period 5 13:45
PM Registration 14:50
School Finishes 15:00


Period 1 08:30
Period 2 09:30
Break 10:25
Period 3 10:45
Period 4 11:40
Lunch 12:35
Period 5 13:05
School Finishes 14:05



CEIAG Policy

ceiag policy september 2023.pdf

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Complaints Policy

complaints policy 2023.pdf



Behaviour Policy

behaviour policy september 2022.pdf



Uniform Policies

uniform policy september 2023.pdf



Curriculum Policy

curriculum policy march 2022.pdf

 Click HERE for more information  


Public Sector Equality Duty




Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking  

 No employees at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School have a gross annual salary over £100,000 


Local Offer

Advice and Support

Communication and Autism

Education Psychology Help



Parent Link and Service Contact Link

Physical Difficulties Support




School Standards Committee


Requests for Paper Copies

If, as parent of a pupil attending this school, you would like a paper copy of any of the information above, we will provide this free of charge. 

If you would like paper copy, please contact us at: enquiry@stacs.bham.sch.uk