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 Board is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications and admissions. For the school year commencing September 2021, the Governing Board has set its planned admissions number to the reception at 30.

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 click the button below which will take you to Salford Schools Admissions page.

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

If you require any further information please contact the school.

Appeal Arrangements

If you do not get a place for your child at your preferred school you will have the right to appeal against the decision. Your appeal will be heard by an independent admission appeal panel. Appeal arrangements are arranged and coordinated by Salford Local Authority. For further information please click the button below which will take you to Salford’s School Appeals page.

For more information about our schools criteria and policy please see the documents below.

Visit Salford’s site for help and information about applying for a place at St. Joseph’s or how to appeal if a place has had to be refused.

For information regarding applying for a Primary School place within an academic year follow this link.