The application window for school places starting September 2023 is now open. The closing date for the application process is 15th January 2023. We are having two 'Open Sessions' in October for prospective parents and children to have a look around the school 'in action'. We very much look forward to this occasion when our Year 6 children act as guides and ambassadors for our lovely school. The dates are Wednesday 28th September 9:30am to 11am and Friday 7th October from 9.30am to 11am.
Evidence of baptism is required as part of the process for Catholic chidlren. We recommend that parents take prompt action if baptism has not already taken place, in particular because of lockdown. For those children of other faiths seeking a place in a Catholic school there is no requirement for evidence of attendance; a baptism certificate or confirmation in writing that the applicant is a member of their faith community from an appropriate minister of religion is the requirement in this circumstance. Children with no faith background are very welcome to apply for a place at St Joseph's.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
We currently have places in all years except Year 4.
For 'In-Year' admissions please contact the school office to discuss this further and to request an application form. Tel 01257 480598
Should a place in your required year group be unavailable you have a right to appeal to the Local Authority for a place at our school. Should more than one application be received, appealing for any one place, then our admissions criteria will be applied against each application in order to rank them accordingly.
Any admission appeals must be returned directly to our school and will be sent to the local authority with supporting documentation from school within 5 days of receipt (subject to school holidays).
Lancashire County CouncilLink to Schools' Admission Page