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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School, Withnell

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

How do we consider applications for every year group? (In-year applications)


What if St Joseph's has a place available?


We will consider if the year groups is currently full. Our admission number at the moment is 15 per year group. If there is a place available then parents should make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and view the school. At this meeting we will ask parents to complete a pupil transfer form and discuss the reasons for the move. If a place is available then the Headteacher will request the parents inform their current school at the earliest opportunity. The Headteacher will liaise with your child's current school and you as parents to arrange a suitable start date. We encourage children to start at the beginning of a new term but we know that in some circumstances this is not possible. 



What if there is no place available?


The Governing Body alone is the admitting authority in a Catholic school. If the Year group is full but you would still like a place at St Joseph's, please write to the Governing Body stating your case as to why you would like a place at St Joseph's. Please include as much detail as possible. The Governing Body will make a decision as to whether to admit on a case by case basis.  


Written applications should be addressed to the Appeals Committee and delivered to the school office.  We will accept email applications which should be sent to:   


If the Governing Body choose to admit your child then the normal process explained above will commence. 




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