September 2017


Joining our College in September 2017

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CJP_0813As the Admissions Authority the Governors control admissions to the College. They have delegated this task to an Admissions Committee who ensure the Admissions Policy is implemented. Any parent who wishes to appeal against an admissions decision has the right to have their case heard by an independent appeals committee.

The published admission number for September 2017 is 210. In administering the Admissions Policy the Governors will have due regard for the Catholic ethos of the College. Proof of baptism is essential for Catholic applicants. In line with the College’s Catholic belief and family character we are committed to offering a place to Catholic children with a brother or sister at the College at the time of application.

Pupils will be admitted according to the following priority order:-

  1. Baptised Catholic children designated as ‘looked after’ or ‘previously looked after’
  2. Baptised Catholic children with a brother or sister at the College at the time of application
  3. Baptised Catholic children attending a Catholic primary school in Trafford
  4. Baptised Catholic children attending non Catholic primary schools in Trafford who are regular worshippers and are supported by their parish priest.
  5. Baptised Catholic children attending other Catholic primary schools
  6. Other ‘looked after’ children
  7. Other children

Information for parents of children starting at Blessed Thomas Holford in September 2017.

Congratulations to the pupils who have been offered a place in our Outstanding school in September 2017. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Welcome Evenings will be held on Monday 12th June and Tuesday 13th June (6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.)

Please keep both of these dates free and you will be advised which date you need to attend once we have finalised the Form group allocation for your child. Information will be sent to you in your Registration Packs. 

Taster Day: Friday 23rd June (9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.)

Further details to follow in registration packs

We will be sending out your registration pack to you at the beginning of June along with further information to help your child’s transition to secondary school run smoothly.

Appealing against an Admission Decision for entry into Year 7 for September 2017

On 1st March 2017 Trafford Local Authority will post an allocation letter to you if you registered by post, or you will be able to view your allocated school on your online account if you have registered on line.

If you have not been successful in obtaining a place for your child at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College and wish to appeal against this decision, you must lodge your intention to do so in writing to the address provided below clearly setting out your grounds for Appeal.  Appeals will be held in front of an independent panel on 26th May*, 5th 6th or 7th June at Blessed Thomas Holford.

*We will do our best to prioritise families on this additional date if they notify the school of holidays already booked which prevents them attending an Appeal in June. Appeal outcomes will be issued at the same time as the outcome of the June Appeals

Mrs A Hart
Admissions Officer
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
Urban Road
WA15 8HT

The deadline for lodging Appeals is Friday 7th April 2017.

Applying to our College

If you would like to apply for your child(ren) to be part of our Year 7 Admissions process for the September 2017 intake please follow the process below.

Step 1: Follow Trafford Council’s online application process

Follow the instructions on Trafford council’s website to apply for a secondary school place.


Step 2: Fill out our Supplementary Form

You should download and fill in our ‘Supplementary Form’, which can be downloaded using the buttons below in Word or PDF format.  Once complete send the form to our College using the contact details to the right of this page.

Supplementary Form (Word)

Supplementary Form (PDF)

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2016