Time to start school?
If you have a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, then now is the time to apply for a place at our school for admission from September 2022 onwards. You must complete an application form that is available from the school admissions team of Wiltshire Council. Please ensure you apply by the closing date of 15 January 2022. If your child is Catholic, you must also provide a copy of the baptism certificate to the school by this date.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Admissions
St Joseph’s is a Catholic voluntary aided primary school serving the Parishes of: St Aldhelm (Malmesbury), St Michael (Tetbury) and St Peter (Cirencester). The Governing Body, acting in accordance with the School Admissions Code, the Clifton Diocese By Laws for Voluntary Aided Schools and Colleges and in consultation with the Wiltshire Local Authority is responsible for the admission of pupils. The Planned Admission Number for the Reception Years 2021-22 is 20.
Applications for a Reception place at the school should be made to a child’s home Local Authority (LA). For those living in Wiltshire Local Authority, applications can be made online here. In addition to this, if you are applying under categories 1, 2, 3 and 5 (as outlined in the Admissions Policy 2021-22, below) then supporting evidence e.g. a certificate of baptism should be submitted directly to the school in order for a child’s application to be categorised correctly.
In-Year Applications 2021-22
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the usual admission round. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Anita Druce (St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Holloway, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BB) along with, where appropriate, any supporting evidence. All applications will be considered by the governing body and a place offered if one is available. Where there are places available but there are more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-22, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be given the opportunity to join a waiting list and you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Whilst applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, the aim will be to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact Anita Druce in the school office.
St Joseph’s In-Year Admissions Application Form – Applicable from Sept 2021
Admissions Policies are formally agreed and set by the Governing Body by 28 February in the determination year (the year in advance of the one in which the arrangements are to apply). The school consulted upon its admissions arrangements for the 2021/22 Admissions Policy and will consult again no later than December 2026 for the 2028/29 Admissions Policy. Following determination of arrangements, any objections to the continuation of arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator no later than 15 May in the determination year.