Published Admission Number: 30

Admission To School

Children are admitted to school in the September of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls.

Parents are requested to complete a choice form stating their preference. If the number of applications exceed the number of places available then priority is given according to the Governors Admissions Policy which is as follows:

1. Baptised Catholic Looked After Children and Baptised Catholic previously Looked After Children.

2. Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.

3. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in the parish of Our Lady & St Joseph’s.

4 Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.

5. Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.

6. Other Baptised Catholic children.

7. All remaining applicants.

Any remaining places will be decided on the basis of proximity and ease of access to the school and other schools in the area.

Should the number of pupils falling into the categories above exceed the Published Admission Number, category 9 will be used as a tie-breaker. The measure will be taken from the centre point of the pupils house to the main gate of the school taking the shortest safest walking distance. The Local Authority utilises a computer application called SCANA to measure distances utilising ordnance survey maps.

Where pupils have a statement of special educational needs, that names a specific school, the LA has a statutory duty to admit those pupils.

*A sibling is defined as a brother or a sister, or step-brother or step-sister living at the same address as the child for whom application is being made and are in attendance at the school at the start of the academic year for which
admission is sought. Sibling priority will not be given where the brother/sister or step-brother/step-sister lives at a different address to the child for whom the application is being made. No sibling priority is given to cousins, regardless of their address.

Governors statement re: SIBLINGS: “A brother or sister is considered to be a child or children who live in the same
family home as a mother and father irrespective of the adults marital status.”

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 your child will start primary school in September 2022.

Applications open on Wednesday 1st September 2021 and should be completed online.

Please click on the following link:-

School Admissions

The closing date for applications is

17th January 2022.

Allocation email/letters will be sent out on 19th April 2022 by 2nd class post.

If you have a child who is currently in Year 6 the closing date for Application to Secondary School is 1st November 2021. Applications can be made via the above link.

Click here to read our Admissions Policy

If you need any support with the admissions process, please make an appointment with the School Office and they will help you complete your application.