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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see details of our admission arrangements below. The admissions process is part of the Warwickshire LA co-ordinated scheme.

Please read our Admissions Policy carefully, including the section about the Supplementary Information Form (which must be returned directly to the school). Please don't hesitate to contact the school office to discuss this further.

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Applications for a place in Reception

 

To apply for a place for your child to begin Reception in September 2022 please click here. Your child will be due to start Reception in September 2022 if they were born between 01.09.2017 and 31.08.2018. All applications will be handled by Warwickshire LA Admissions Service. The deadline for making an on-time application is 15 January 2022. Key information about applying for a place at St Joseph's is detailed in the policies above. The Local Authority will liaise with the Governing Body as required.

In-Year Applications

 

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 via the local authority by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/moving-schools-within-school-year.  As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the local authority.  Supplementary Information Forms can be obtained from the school’s website at https://www.sjcwhitnash.co.uk/admissions/ or a hard copy can be provided on request by contacting the school office on admin@sjcwhitnash.co.uk or 01926 427552.  Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Rowley Road, Whitnash or via email to admin@sjcwhitnash.co.uk.  If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted directly to the school this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.

 

The local authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors.

 

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2022/2023 from 1 September 2022, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from 2022-2023 Admissions Policy or by contacting the school office to request a hard copyParents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

 

If there are no places available, the local authority will notify you of this decision on behalf of the governors and the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.

 

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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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 contact the school office to discuss this further.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/contactusschooladmissions.

 

Applying for a place at Secondary School or Grammar School

 

Details about the application process for transition to secondary school can be found here along with the registration pages.

Parents and Carers who want to enter their child to sit the 11+ entrance tests for Warwickshire Grammar Schools should submit applications using the Local Authority's online application facility. Click here for instructions and application forms.

DEFINITION OF A “BAPTISED CATHOLIC”

A “Baptised Catholic” is one who:

  • Has been baptised into full communion with the Catholic Church by the Rites of Baptism of one of the various ritual Churches in communion with the See of Rome. Written evidence of this baptism can be obtained by recourse to the Baptismal Registers of the church in which the baptism took place.

Or

  • Has been validly baptised in a separated ecclesial community and subsequently received into full communion with the Catholic Church by the Rite of Reception of Baptised Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church. Written evidence of their Baptism and Reception into full communion with the Catholic Church can be obtained by recourse to the Register of Receptions, or in some cases, a sub-section of the Baptismal Registers of the church in which the Rite of Reception took place.

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