Admissions to St Joseph's School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church primarily to provide education for children of Catholic families in the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord.

The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with the trust deed of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, its instrument of government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

The Governors intend to admit 90 pupils into the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception Class) in September.

Open Mornings

In light of the Coronavirus restrictions, we hope to hold social distanced Open Mornings for prospective parents in the Autumn Term.

We would like to invite parents for a school tour in small groups, with a member of our Senior Leadership Team or other member of staff.  As we can only have 6 people in each group, we ask that only parents/adults attend these open mornings.

Tours will start at 15 minute intervals from 10:00am until 12:30pm, and will be strictly by appointment only.  Please book a slot by emailing or phoning 01737 765373

Our Open Mornings will take place on Saturday 10th October 2020, and Saturday 7th November 2020.

Unfortunately, tours of the school outside of these Open Mornings cannot be accommodated at present.

Open Morning

Admissions Procedures

In Year Admissions Arrangements 2020/2021

Applicants are required to fill in two forms to be submitted directly to us:

For your information: Admissions Policy 2020/2021


Admission to Early Years Foundation Stage 2021/2022

Applicants are required to fill in two forms:

  • Common Application Form (CAF) which is available from 4th November 2020 from Surrey County Council and must be returned to them by 15th January 2021
  • Supplementary Information Form which is available in PDF format below and must be returned to us at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School by 15th January 2021.  Paper copies of the SIF are available from our school office.

For parents who wish to apply for admission for their child under the Catholic Faith Criteria 1-6, Fr Tony at the PNL will not be meeting parents this year due to the current Coronavirus restrictions.  Instead, please send your completed SIF (leaving only the Priest's section unfilled) directly to the school before 15th January, and Fr Tony will then view these applications and support as applicable.  You will NOT need a face to face meeting with Fr Tony this year.

For applications outside of the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord, please check with your Parish Priest for details of their local arrangements.


For your information: Admissions Policy 2021-22


For your information, please find below a copy of the boundary map of the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord.

Click here to view the Boundary Map


If any child is refused admission the parents/guardians have the right of appeal. In the first instance they should write to the Chair of the Governors.

Click here to view the School Admission Appeal Timetable 2020