COME AND JOIN US
We welcome children whose families live in the local area as well as those who attend church. 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. Dr Paul Lasok
We are a fully inclusive school and accept applications irrespective of faith. When we are oversubscribed we apply the oversubscription criteria detailed in our admissions policy. Currently about 85% of children who attend the school are baptised Catholic and over the past few years, have been able to accommodate all Catholic applications.
- We offer 60 places in each year group from Reception to Year 6.
- We offer both 2 year old and 3 year old places in Nursery for both 15 hour or 30 hours.
Our Admissions Policy reflects a balance between those living in the area and faith applications. We are a fully inclusive school and welcome applications from people of all faiths and backgrounds. We do however, ask that everyone who joins St Joseph’s is fully supportive of the Catholic ethos & faith.
Reception Class September 2023
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 2023 applications, the closing dates are 15th January 2023 and applications will be available from September 2022.
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 via the on-line application, or 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 a 9 on our over-subscription criteria.
In-Year Admissions 2022-2023
To apply for an in-year place parents are requested to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which is available via the on-line application or 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.
- St. Joseph’s Parish Boundaries and St Gabriel’s Parish Boundaries
Admissions 2023-2024 and 2024-2025
- Admissions Policy 2023-24
- Admissions Policy 2024-25
- Reception and In-Year Supplementary Application Form
Children with SEND
If your child has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) and you are considering St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s Nursery for their nursery education we would encourage you to contact our SENDCO – Mrs Noronha: SEND@st-josephs.islington.sch.uk) before applying in order to make a face-to-face appointment with her in order to discuss your child’s needs and so that she can talk through how we support children with SEND in our nursery. Our SENDCO will begin transition work for children with SEND following the allocation and acceptance of nursery spaces.
The SEND Code of Practice places a legal duty for all local authorities to fund and offer a Parent Partnership Service. This is a statutory service which offers free, confidential and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs around their education. Islington Special Education Needs Directory
Please refer to the following page for more information about our Special Education Needs provision https://st-josephs.islington.sch.uk/about-st-josephs/sen/