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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 2023

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they are eligible to start school in September 2023. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2023. 

 

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, St Joseph's supplementary forms & application 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 2023

Obligation to Attend Mass 

From the 18th March 2020 through to the 5th June 2022 the Bishops of England and Wales suspended the obligation to attend mass in England and Wales.  As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops will life the obliation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.  Parents applying for a place at St Joseph's School, under a faith based criteria, will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form.

Evidence of Practice

Evidence of practice will be measured by the frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a Priest or Minister, as was the case prior to March 220.  These arrangements apply to the admissions for 2023 and subsequent years.

 

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 2023/January 2024 is 4th March 2023 (tbc).  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 2023.

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

Obligation to Attend Mass

From the 18th March 2020 through to 5th June 2022 the Bishops of England and Wales suspended the obligation to attend mass in England and Wales.  As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops will lift the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.  Parents applying for a place at St Joseph's School, under a faith criteria, will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form.

Evidence of Practice

Evidence of practice will be measured by the frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a Priest or Minister, as was the case prior to March 2020.  These arrangements apply to the admissions year for 2023 and subsequent years.

 

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 it  can downloaded 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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