St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

Admission arrangements

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. 

Your child will be eligible for a place with us the term after they turn 3.

15 hours of free early learning is offered 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).

30 hours funding may also be available for those who are eligible .

Click here for the Nursery application form. 

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 2018/19

Admissions Policy 2019/20

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 2018/19

Supplementary Information Form 2019/20

Supplementary Information Form 2020/21


School Admission Appeals

Please click on the links below to view the appeals timetables 

School appeals timetable -  in the normal round

School appeals timetable - Late appeals for late applications in the normal round

School appeals timetable - Late or in year applications


St Joseph's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy is consulting on changes to our admissions arrangements which will take effect for the academic year 2020-21. The consultation will run from Monday 3rd December until Monday 14th January. Details of the changes and how you can submit comments can be found by clicking here.

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