Message from our Chair of Governors
We are delighted that you are considering making an application for your child to join our wonderful school. St Joseph’s is a very special place where our pupils are supported on their educational journey by a fantastic, committed teaching staff. I am so proud to be the Chair of Governors and I can promise you that your child will be cherished at our school. We are a Passionist congregation school, with close links to St Joseph’s Church in Highgate. Catholic life is at the heart of our school and our staff work hard to develop and support the faith of each child who attends.
As a Catholic school, you will see that our admissions criteria prioritise children from practising Catholic families. As such, we require evidence of regular attendance at Mass, and being known to your priest. I would recommend that you discuss the certificate of Catholic practice with your parish priest, or the priest of the church you normally attend, at an early stage. Unfortunately without a baptism certificate and priest’s reference your child will not fall within categories 1 to 6 of our admissions criteria. St Joseph’s is a popular school and we normally have to apply our oversubscription criteria.
Finally, I wanted to remind prospective parents that as part of our acceptance procedures you will be asked to sign an agreement with the school, agreeing to co-operate with the school in your child’s Catholic education. I look forward to welcoming you and your child to St Joseph’s.
Dr Paul Lasok,
Chair of Governors
The Local Borough of Islington manage the administration process on behalf of St Joseph’s according to the scheme which they publish in their admissions booklet or on the website for that year. The Governing Body, as the Admission Authority for this School, are still the body who will offer available places as detailed in the Schools Admissions Policy. The Local Authority operates a timetabled co-ordinated admission procedure for all schools in line with Government legislation. For Reception 2020 applications, the closing dates are 15th January 2020 and applications will be available from September 2019.
To apply for a Reception place, parents are requested to complete both an E- Application Form via your local borough and a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available to download by clicking on the link below or collected from the School Office and returned to the school Office. The Supplementary Information Form MUST be returned to the school office. Without this form we will be unable to rank your child’s application any higher than an 11 on our over-subscription criteria.
- St Joseph’s Admissions Policy 2020-21
- St Joseph’s Admissions Policy 2021-22
- Reception and In-Year Supplementary Information Form
To apply for an in-year place parents are requested to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available to download by clicking on the link below or collected from the School Office. The Supplementary Information Form MUST be returned to the school office. Without this form we will be unable to rank your child’s application any higher than an 11 on our over-subscription criteria.
Applicants wishing to be considered as a practising Catholic must submit a Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP) which is available from your priest. Parents should fill in the top part of the form with their details and then take the form to their parish priest (or the priest at the parish where they normally worship) for signature. It is the parent’s duty to ensure that the CCP is submitted to the school in good time. The priest will only sign this form if he knows you and agrees that you are a practicing Catholic family. If your child has been Baptised we will require sight of the original Baptismal certificate.