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

St Joseph’s are delighted to invite prospective parents to attend one of our open days this autumn.  Parents will have a school tour in small groups of 6 adults, on either Saturday 9th October 2021, or Saturday 6th November 2021.

Tours will start every 15 minutes between 10:00am and 12:45pm, and are strictly by appointment only.

Please contact the school to arrange an appointment by emailing office@stjosephs-redhill.surrey.sch.uk or telephone 01737 765 373.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate tours of the school outside these times at present.

Fair Access Protocol (FAP) 2021/2022

St Joseph's School are committed to Surrey's Fair Access Protocol to ensure that unplaced and vulnerable children, and those who are having difficulty in securing a school place in-year, are allocated a school place as quickly as possible.

The FAP can be viewed here.

Procedures for Applying for Admissions to Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception Class)  2022/2023

Applicants are required to fill in two forms:

  • Common Application Form (CAF) which is available from 1st November 2021 from Surrey County Council and must be returned to them by 15th January 2022.  Information about Surrey Schools can be viewed here.
  • St Joseph's Redhill SIF 2022-23 (SIF) which is available in PDF format below and must be returned to us at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School by 15th January 2022.  Paper copies of the SIF are available from our school office.

For your information: Admissions Policy 2022-23

 

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

 

Appeals

If your child is not offered a place at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Redhill, you have the right to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel (set up in accordance with sections 88 and 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998).

Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made.

Appeals should be made to the Clerk of Governors at the school address.

Click here to view the School Admissions Appeal Timetable 2021

Procedures for Applying for In Year Admissions 2021/2022

What are In Year Admissions?

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.


How Parents can apply for a school place

If you want to apply for an In-Year admission to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School , you need to complete:

  1. A School Managed Application for In Year Admission to a School (SMA) – Application Form
  • The SMA Application Form can be found here: SMA Form
  • You MUST return the SMA Application Form to the school at: Admissions Officer, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1EA.
  • Guidance notes to help you complete the SMA Application Form is available here: SMA Guidance Notes
  1. The School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 
  • The SIF is available here: SIF Form
  • You MUST return the Supplementary Information Form to the school at: Admissions Officer, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1EA.

 

Who processes your application?

The governing body is the admissions authority for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and has responsibility for admissions to the school, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School will consider whether it has any vacancies and if so, assess whether it is able to offer a place. The school will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application.

 

When will parents be notified of the outcome of their application?

Upon receipt of an In Year application, the school will aim to notify parents of the outcome of the application in writing within 10 school days. However, it might take up to 15 school days. You must respond to any offer of a place within two weeks.

 

The right to appeal

If you are refused a place at any school you applied for, you have the right to make an appeal to an independent appeal panel. Where an application is refused, the school will set out the reason for refusal.

For applications for In Year Admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. If parents wish to appeal, they must set out the grounds for appeal in writing.

 

Other Information

Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements should be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.

If your child is not offered a place, you can add their name to a waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked according to each school’s admission criteria. Your child’s position on a waiting list may go down as well as up, for example, if other children with greater priority according to the school’s admission criteria are added to the list.

 

For your information: Admissions Policy 2021/2022

Paper copies of the SIF and SMA forms are available from our school office, along with copies of this page.