The application window for school places starting September 2021 is now open. The closing date for the application process is 15th January 2021. We are currently not able to hold an open day so that new parents can look around school. We usually very much look forward to this occasion when our Year 6 children act as guides and do a sterling job in acting as ambassadors for our lovely school. In place of this, we hope to record a tour of the school and put it on the website with the help of some of our children. Keep an eye open for this coming very soon!
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 Reception, Year 1, Year 4, year 5 and Year 6.
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