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Information about School Admissions


How to apply for a place in our school for your child.


St Joseph’s RC Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary

School provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Salford Local

Authority as a Voluntary Aided school. The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications and admissions. For the school year commencing September 2020, the Governing Body has set its planned admissions number to reception at 22.


Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Board in accordance with the stated preferences it receives, subject to the following set of criteria, which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places available. For further information please access our Admissions Policy.


The admissions process for nursery and reception places is coordinated by Salford Local Authority and follows a strict timetable with deadlines. For further information please go to https://www.salford.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools-admissions/


In Year Admissions


‘In Year’ or “non-routine” applications are applications received outside the normal admissions round and if places are available then children qualifying under the published criteria will be admitted. Applications to the school should be made to the School Admissions team. If there are places available but more applicants than places then the published oversubscription criteria will be applied. The local authority runs a Fair Access protocol and where a child meets certain criteria their application may be considered under this protocol.  Further information can be found at www.salford.gov.uk/inyear



If you require any further information please contact the school.