St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy to provide education for children of Catholic families; it is in the trusteeship of the Diocese of Southwark. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government.
As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education is fully supported by all families in the school.
We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the rights of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place here. The admission arrangements for St Joseph’s School are published in the Southwark Admissions Brochure.
The governing body has responsibility for admissions to this school and, having consulted with the local authority and other admission authorities, intends to admit 45 pupils to the Reception class and 30 FTE to the Nursery class.
Should you wish to apply for a place at St. Joseph’s, please complete the supplementary form and return it directly to the school with the relevant supporting documentation.
The Local Authority admissions website can be found at www.southwark.gov.uk.
To download the latest Admissions Policy and the supplementary form, please click on the links below:
Admission of children below compulsory school age
- a) The Governing Body is responsible for admissions into Nursery;
- b) Parents of children who are admitted for nursery provision must apply for a place at the school if they want their child to transfer to the reception class;
- c) Attendance at the nursery does not guarantee admission to the school.
Should you wish to appeal your child’s application to St. Joseph’s RC Primary School please contact
the school office on 0207 237 4267 so that the necessary paperwork can be sent to you.
1. Contact the school to notify them of your wish to appeal
2. Necessary paperwork will be sent to you
3. Complete and return the paperwork to the school office
4. You will be notified by the school, in writing, of your appeal date
5. Appeal hearing
6. You will be notified by the school and appeal panel, in writing, of the outcome of your
At any time you may request that your child is added to the school waiting list for any vacancies
which may arise. Please note that children are added to the school waiting list in order of our
admissions criteria, which is applied to all applications to St. Joseph’s RC Primary School.