St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

Admission arrangements

We accept applications from anyone who would like their child to access a small friendly and local school which is a strong community.  We accept applications from those who have no faith, a Catholic faith or any other religious beliefs.  You do not need to be Catholic to apply to our school.  Over 70% of our school are of no particular faith so please do come and see us if you are considering St Joseph's.

Application to the Nursery is dealt with by the school directly and should be made when children are between 2 and 2 ½ years old.   

If you are in receipt of the following benefits you may be eligible for funding to allow your child to start the term they turn three.  

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
  • tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds?step-by-step-nav=f237ec8e-e82c-4ffa-8fba-2a88a739783b

If you are not in receipt of these benefits your child will be eligible for a place with us the term after they turn 3.

Free 15 hours funded places for Nursery children

We offer places in our Nursery under the 15 hours free early learning scheme but we do also accept self-funded children  and top up sessions.  We offer this in five daily sessions of three hours, mornings (8.45am-11.45am), afternoons (12.15pm-3.15pm) or full days. 8:45-3:15 (lunches at an extra cost). Please do speak to us if you would like more than your 15 hours free funding.

We also offer the 30 hours funding for those who are eligible. Please check here to see if you are eligible - don't miss out on the funding you are able to claim from the Government to support your child.

https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare?step-by-step-nav=f517cd57-3c18-4bb9-aa8b-1b907e279bf9

Click here for the Nursery application form. 

For the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust admissions information please click here

Click here to see our School Prospectus

Applications for places in other year groups (Reception to Year 6) must be made to the North East Lincolnshire Council.

Children normally enter the main school in the September before they turn 5. When starting school in Nursery or Reception classes at the start of the year, parents and children will be invited to the school for a visit prior to their admission. The children will spend time in their classroom with a teacher to become familiar with the environment.  Home visits will be undertaken by the Nursery teacher and Nursery Assistant prior to the child starting in the Nursery.

Prospective parents or children in other year groups or part way through the years in Nursery or Reception are encouraged to make an appointment if they wish to view the school.

Careful arrangements are made for the admission of children with disabilities to ensure a positive start and successful experience.  If the child has a statement of special educational needs the LA is also involved.  We liaise closely with parents and specialists prior to the start date to ensure that staff are fully aware of the child’s needs such that any required staffing or training issues can be addressed before the child comes into school.  We also make necessary adjustments to the environment, systems and purchase resources so the child is not disadvantaged.

Through these measures we ensure that disabled pupils are not treated less favourably than other pupils and have equal access and opportunity.


Please click on the links below to view our policy on Admissions.

Admissions Policy 2020/21

Admissions Policy for Catholic Secondary Schools in The St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

If you are expressing a preference for a place for your child at a Catholic Voluntary Academy or a Catholic Voluntary Aided School within Nottingham Diocese and wish to apply under a faith criterion you should complete the Supplementary information form in the following link.

Supplementary Information Form 2020/21

School Admission Appeals

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