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Admissions Arrangements

Admission Arrangements for Reception Class

The school has an Admissions Policy written by the Governors that is reviewed annually. We have one admission date and all children are admitted in the September of the academic year in which they are five. Parents/Carers are encouraged to inform the school if they are considering applying for a place for their child.

Parents/carers are required to complete an online application form via Herefordshire Council Website (please follow this link):

In addition to this online application parents are also required to complete a ‘St Joseph’s Supplementary Information Form’ (which can be downloaded from this page or a paper copy can be collected from the main school office). We ask that these supplementary forms are completed and returned to the school office.

Our school's admission number (PAN) with Herefordshire is 20.


If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, you’ll need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2018 (ready to start in September 2018).


Parents/Carers will be notified of their allocated school place via Herefordshire Council on Monday 16th April 2018. You have to accept/decline the places allocated by the required date and any appeals will need to be notified before the deadline. Further information on appeals can be found in the Admissions Policy.


Parents of children resident outside Herefordshire


If you are not resident in Herefordshire then you should obtain admission details from your home Local Authority (LA). (The 'home' LA is defined as the Local Authority relevant to the child's home address).

If you wish to apply for a place at St Joseph's, you must complete an application provided by your 'home' LA. The 'home' LA will ensure that the application details are passed onto Herefordshire LA in the allocation of school places.

Pre-school liaison and preparation includes:

- visits by the class teacher to pre-school establishments
- parents’ meetings and coffee afternoons in the summer term prior to starting
- opportunities to meet the Headteacher and other staff and find out further information about the school
- children spending time in the classroom prior to them starting full time
- helpful induction booklets to support your child starting school



Admission Arrangements for the Nursery


Nursery provision is provided for children aged 2, 3 and 4. Admission to the Nursery depends on availability of places but all parents/carers and children are welcome to visit the Nursery in action. Please contact our school directly to arrange a visit: 01989 564655.


Please complete and return the form below to the school office at your earliest convenience.  We will then contact you to arrange an induction meeting, where we will assist you in enrolling process.

Registration of Interest Form - Nursery



Admission Arrangements for in-year transfers

Admission to other year groups depends on availability of places but all parents/carers and children are welcome to visit the school.

Please contact our school directly, if you are interested in applying for a place.


The In Year Transfer application form

Please find below the In Year Transfer Form.

Please read the guidance notes attached to the form. Submit your completed form direct to the school office.

The back page of the application has a section for your current school to complete. The information provided on the form will help us to prepare for your child's admission should a place be offered.