Welcome!

We are delighted that you are interested in St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we are here to help you through this process. On this page you will find out how to apply for a place at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

In order to fully appreciate our amazing school, we invite all prospective parents to visit us, to meet our wonderful children and to see the learning in action. If you would like to book a tour, please email admissions@stjosephstrafford.co.uk or call the school office on 0161 973 4938. 

 

How to apply for a Nursery place

Children are admitted to nursery the academic year the September after they turn 3 years old. The school is able to offer 15 hours a week and 30 hours a week. Each Nursery session has a maximum of 26 children.

Session times are:

  • Option 1: Monday – Friday Am only 8.45am-11.45am
  • Option 2: Monday-Friday PM only 12.30pm-15.30pm
  • Option 3: Monday, Tuesday all day 8.45am – 15.30pm and Wednesday AM 8.45am-11.45am
  • Option 4: Wednesday PM 12.30pm-15.30pm and Thursday and Friday all day 8.45am-15.30pm

All applications for a nursery place must be completed and sent directly to us by 15th Jan 2024. Please click this link to find the Nursery application form

 

How to apply for a Reception place

Admission Policies

Admission Policy 2022-2023

Admission Policy 2023-2024

Admission Policy 2024-2025

Parish Boundary Map (Catchment Area)

 

 

In Year Admissions: Reception to Year 6

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. Applications can be made to the school by email at admissions@stjosephstrafford.co.uk – please use ‘in year admission’ as your subject line.

Families wishing to register their interest in a place at St Joseph’s should either phone the school to give details for your child/ren or complete and return the in year admissions form. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements policy, will be applied.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements policy carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list, you will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. 

Please click this link to find the in-year application form

 

 

Current Oversubscription Criteria

(please refer to the Admissions Policy above for the notes)

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.

  1. Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2&3)
  2. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in the parish of St Joseph's. (see notes 3&5)
  3. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in other parishes (see notes 3 &5)
  4. Non Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  5. Non Catholic children whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

* The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made. If there are more applications than places available, places will be allocated to children who live nearest to the school, calculated in a direct straight line from the child's permanent place of residence to the school measured using property co-ordinates provided through a combination of the Trafford Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666) and Royal Mail Postal Address Information. In the case of a child living in a block of flats, the distance will be measured in the same way. (see note 5).

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

Admissions Support and Advice Team: 0161 912 5007

Email: school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk

 

Appeal For a Place (Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings)

If you wish to appeal, please access the Trafford School Appeals Section of the Website or contact the Democratic Services Section on Tel. No. 0161 912 2798 to request an Appeal Form. Click here to see the Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings Timetable. As applications for in-year admissions are a separate process please note that Trafford aim for the appeal will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the form and will receive at least 10 school days' notice of an appeal hearing. A decision letter will be sent within 5 days of the hearing wherever possible.

Welcome!

We are delighted that you are interested in St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we are here to help you through this process. On this page you will find out how to apply for a place at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

In order to fully appreciate our amazing school, we invite all prospective parents to visit us, to meet our wonderful children and to see the learning in action. If you would like to book a tour, please email admissions@stjosephstrafford.co.uk or call the school office on 0161 973 4938. 

 

How to apply for a Nursery place

Children are admitted to nursery the academic year the September after they turn 3 years old. The school is able to offer 15 hours a week and 30 hours a week. Each Nursery session has a maximum of 26 children.

Session times are:

  • Option 1: Monday – Friday Am only 8.45am-11.45am
  • Option 2: Monday-Friday PM only 12.30pm-15.30pm
  • Option 3: Monday, Tuesday all day 8.45am – 15.30pm and Wednesday AM 8.45am-11.45am
  • Option 4: Wednesday PM 12.30pm-15.30pm and Thursday and Friday all day 8.45am-15.30pm

All applications for a nursery place must be completed and sent directly to us by 15th Jan 2024. Please click this link to find the Nursery application form

 

How to apply for a Reception place

Admission Policies

Admission Policy 2022-2023

Admission Policy 2023-2024

Admission Policy 2024-2025

Parish Boundary Map (Catchment Area)

 

 

In Year Admissions: Reception to Year 6

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. Applications can be made to the school by email at admissions@stjosephstrafford.co.uk – please use ‘in year admission’ as your subject line.

Families wishing to register their interest in a place at St Joseph’s should either phone the school to give details for your child/ren or complete and return the in year admissions form. Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements policy, will be applied.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements policy carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list, you will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. 

Please click this link to find the in-year application form

 

 

Current Oversubscription Criteria

(please refer to the Admissions Policy above for the notes)

Where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority.

  1. Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see notes 2&3)
  2. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in the parish of St Joseph's. (see notes 3&5)
  3. Baptised Catholic children who are resident in other parishes (see notes 3 &5)
  4. Non Catholic looked after and previously looked after children. (see note 2)
  5. Non Catholic children whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education.

Within each of the categories listed above, the following provisions will be applied in the following order.

* The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the time of enrolment will increase the priority of an application within each category so that the application will be placed at the top of the category in which the application is made. If there are more applications than places available, places will be allocated to children who live nearest to the school, calculated in a direct straight line from the child's permanent place of residence to the school measured using property co-ordinates provided through a combination of the Trafford Local Land and Property Gazetteer (BS7666) and Royal Mail Postal Address Information. In the case of a child living in a block of flats, the distance will be measured in the same way. (see note 5).

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the school office. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

Admissions Support and Advice Team: 0161 912 5007

Email: school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk

 

Appeal For a Place (Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings)

If you wish to appeal, please access the Trafford School Appeals Section of the Website or contact the Democratic Services Section on Tel. No. 0161 912 2798 to request an Appeal Form. Click here to see the Voluntary Aided Primary School Appeal Hearings Timetable. As applications for in-year admissions are a separate process please note that Trafford aim for the appeal will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the form and will receive at least 10 school days' notice of an appeal hearing. A decision letter will be sent within 5 days of the hearing wherever possible.