September 24 Reception Starters - We still have a few places available in our Reception cohort. We also have a few places available throughout our school. Please enquire should you be new to the area and are looking for an outstanding school.
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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Registering Interest for a Place in Reception Class

Should you be interested in applying for a school place for your child, please contact the school office on 01254 830400 to register your interest. The Bursar will take some information and you will contacted at the appropriate time with details of admissions arrangements, as well as dates of Open Evenings etc.

Our Admissions Policies are available below:


Admission Policy for children starting school in 2024-25

Admission Policy for children starting school in 2023-24

Applying for a Place in Reception Class

Lancashire County Council manages admissions for St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School. Please click the link below for admissions and to ‘Apply for a school place’. If your child belongs to a faith group, you must complete the Supplementary Information Form and submit it directly to school for this is be taken into account when ranking according to the oversubscription criteria. 

Appeals for Reception Class Places

Lancashire County Council acts on behalf of the school in respect of admissions and appeals. If your child has not been granted a place at St. Joseph's and you wish to appeal then there will be a formal process to follow, please contact school for further details.

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


In-year admission is the process of applying for a school place during the school year. Any application for the intake made after the start of the autumn term will be treated as an in-year application.


The in-year admission process is managed by the school. Parents are required to complete the in-year application form, which is available below. Where a place cannot be secured, parents will be offered a legal right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Lancashire County Council administers the appeals process on behalf of the school. Parents can complete the school's appeal form on Lancashire county council's website.

For enquiries, please contact Headteacher - Mrs K Cunliffe, at St. Josephs Withnell on 01254830400 or via email at   






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