Key Information


The window for admissions for starting in Y7 in September 2024 has now closed. You will be informed by the Local Authority on 1st March 2024 of which school you have been allocated.

Admissions Timetable 2024
Deadline date for applications for Year 7 places in September 2024Monday 31 October 2023
National Offers DayWednesday 1 March 2024
Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal formsFriday 31 March 2024
Appeals held by Independent appeal panelsMay to July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sentWithin 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Secondary School, Wakefield

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Secondary School was founded in 1964 by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.

We also welcome children from other backgrounds in accordance with our Admission Policy (below).

The school is run by its Trust Board as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with the Diocesan Trust Deed and Memorandum and Articles of Association, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

If the number of preferences received is less than the admission number then all preferences will be met.

However, when there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed in the policy below.

By applying to this school parents, or carers, are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The Trust Board has responsibility for admissions to the school and intends to admit 150 pupils to Year 7 in the school year which begins in September 2024.



Admissions-Policy-2025 – 2026

Secondary Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 2022 

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If you have moved or are considering moving to the area and would like to apply for a place during the academic year, information can be found on the Wakefield council website – here

DID YOU KNOW? St Thomas à Becket celebrates their highest ever GCSE progress score! Click here to find out more