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** Open morning for prospective Nursery intake September 2022/January 2023 Thursday 3rd February at 9.15a.m. Please book a placed by ringing or emailing the school office** Afternoon Nursery places available for children 3 and over - enquiries to the school office**

Admissions

Please find below the schools Admissions Policy, Supplementary Information Form and Priest's Declaration Form and our application form. Please read the policy closely, to ensure you have included all forms necessary to support your application. Forms should be returned to the school along with copies of your child's birth and baptism certificates.

Reception - September 2022

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 they are eligible to start school in September 2022. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2022. 

 

Any applications for St Joseph's should be made  online to Kingston Council via www.eadmissions.org.uk or www.kingston.gov.uk.  In addition, supplementary forms should be returned direct to the school office by the closing date. 

 

Schools admissions booklet can be found at: 

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/downloads/download/217/primary_school_admissions_brochure

 

Admission to Reception Class September 2022 

Guidance for school governors on interpreting evidence of Catholic Practice in Supplementary Information Forms following the Coronavirus outbreak.

Evidence of Practice

On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the government body of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted which churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid 19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis. 

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.  If a parent or carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.

 

Nursery Admissions

Children are eligible to join Nursery the term after their third birthday.  At St Joseph's we have two intakes, September and January. The closing date for Nursery admissions for September 2022/January 2023 is 4th March 2022.  Application and supplementary forms should be returned directly to the school office by the closing date.

 

Places will be offered to parents by letter before 6th May 2022.

Nursery hours are:

Morning Session

8.45-11.45am Monday-Friday

Afternoon Session

12.15-3.15pm Monday-Friday

30 hour provision

8.45am-3.15pm

(Lunchtime period 11.45am-12.15pm)

 

Admission to Nursery September 2022/January 2023

Guidance for school governors on interpreting evidence of Catholic Practice in Supplementary Information Forms following the Coronavirus outbreak.

Evidence of Practice

On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the government body of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted which churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to Covid 19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes by the Education Commission in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis. 

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.  If a parent or carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.

 

30 Hours Nursery Provision

 

At St Joseph's we currently offer 8, 30 hour places for eligible children who meet the Government criteria. If you are unsure of your eligibility you can check at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk   Parents should indicate on the application form their interest in the extended hours. (Offers are made subject to availability) If you are offered a 30 hour place there will be a charge of £2.50 per day to cover the lunch period from 11.45-12.15p.m. which is in addition to the funded 30 hours. The charge will be billed every half term.  Please note that your child is not required to stay for the lunch period - you will however need to make appropriate arrangements for their care between 11.45-12.15p.m.  If you are not eligible for the government funded additional hours, there may be the possibility of applying for paid sessions, if places are available after the funded places are offered

In-Year Applications
Applications in year for a place at the school, must be made using the Royal Borough of Kingston In-Year application form (or the local authority where you live). Please telephone the School Admissions office on 020 8547 4610 to ask for a copy or you can download it from their website at http://www.kingston.gov.uk

 

In addition the St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Application and Supplementary Forms (available to download from the website) should be completed and returned to the school. The same criteria as listed in our Admissions Policy will be applied in the ranking process.

 

Waiting Lists
Parents may ask for their child’s name to be placed on a waiting list for a school place. The waiting list will be operated using the same criteria as detailed in the Admissions Policy. Placing a child on a waiting list does not guarantee that a place will become available. It is possible for a waiting list position to change if an application is received from another child who has a higher priority according to our admission criteria. The waiting list will be held until a place is no longer required.

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