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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school in the Diocese of Southwark. It is in the trusteeship of the Diocese. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils.  At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity.  It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school.

The school exists primarily to serve the Catholic community. However, the Governing Body welcomes applications, subject to the availability of places, from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.

The governing body has responsibility for admissions to this school and, having consulted with the local authority and other admission authorities, intends to admit 30 pupils to the Reception class in the school year which begins in September.

Pupils with an Education and Health Care Plan or aStatement of Special Educational Needs

The admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure.  This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining statements by the pupil’s home local authority.  Details of this separate procedure is set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Late Applications

Any late applications will be considered by the Governors’ Admissions Committee, in the event of there being any available places using the above criteria. If all places have been filled parents will be offered the opportunity of placing their child’s name on the waiting list. This does not prevent parents from exercising their right to appeal against the decision not to offer a place.


Starting Primary School in Southwark 2019-2020