St Joseph’s is a Catholic Primary School within the Corpus Christi Catholic Academy Trust. The Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority. For the school’s year commencing September 2024, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at 25.
The Catholic faith and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church have an essential role in school life and influence every aspect of the Curriculum. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here. Admissions to the school will be made by the Governing Body. All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the admissions criteria as set out in our Admissions Policy.
How to apply for a school place
Admissions to the school will be made via the Admissions Department at Stockport Council, following the steps below.
Step 1: Apply online
Step 2: Indicate your preferred schools, using all your preferences
Step 3: Submit your application online and ensure you get an automatic receipt
If you can’t access the online system from home, the facility is available from some of the many Information Centres across the Borough, or at Fred Perry House.
Admissions to the school will be made by the Governing Body. All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of admissions criteria forming a priority order where there are more applications for admissions than the school has available.
- Baptised Roman Catholic Looked After Children and previously Looked After children.
- Baptised Roman Catholic children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
- Baptised Roman Catholic children resident in the parish of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
- Baptised Roman Catholic children resident in other parishes.
- Other Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.
- Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission
- Other children.
To apply for a school place in the normal round of admissions, applications must be made to the Local Authority by 15th January 2024. You will be advised of the outcome of your application on 16th April 2024 or the next working day, by the local authority on our behalf. If you are unsuccessful (unless your child gained a place at a school you ranked higher) you will be informed of the reasons, related to the oversubscription criteria listed above, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. All applications which are submitted on time will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for admissions which is 15th January 2024.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made by completing the in-year admissions application form on the Stockport Admissions website.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please go to https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/primary-school-admissions