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Although St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a Catholic School within the Diocese of Clifton it is ‘Open to All’ regardless of Religion*. By law the Governors of the School control admissions to the school and admit children to the school in accordance with their published Admissions policy. The Admissions Policy can be found in full below.

September 2018 Intake

This year's application round for Reception places for September 2018 is now closed.

The school's Published Admission Number (PAN) for September 2018 is 30.

By law a child does not have to start school until the term following their fifth birthday.  However, most children start school in the September following their fourth birthday.

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they are due to start school in September 2018 and you will have needed to apply for a school place by noon on 17th January 2018.  All children will be offered a full time place but, if you would prefer your child to attend part-time or to delay entry until later on in the academic year please contact the school directly to arrange this.  All admissions are administered by the Local Authority.

You can apply by completing an application online or by completing a common paper application form.

On 17th April 2017 letters will be despatched to all parents who submitted an application form by the January deadline, offering a place at one school.  If you have been refused a place at your preferred school you can appeal. Details of how to appeal can be found below.

Applications received after the January deadline wil be considered after the first round and this means that the outcome of your application will not be determined until late June 2018 at the earliest.

Once places have been allocated we believe it is important to build up a positive working relationship between home and school from the beginning of your child’s education. Every year there may be small changes to our induction programme but the overall plan is:

· arrange visits to the reception class for your child prior to the term of starting

· organise an induction meeting for all parents in the summer term prior to the new academic year.

· arrange individual meetings for all parents to meet the individual teachers in the term before your child commences school.

In Year Transfers

If you are looking to transfer schools and wish your child/children to attend St Joseph’s then you would need to formally apply direct to Wiltshire Council either on-line: www.wiltshire.gov.uk or by post.  The application form can be found on their website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk and look for the ‘Schools’ page, alternatively they can be contacted on 01225 713010.

In addition to the formal application the school also requires a Supplementary Information Form to be completed, this can be found below.

Secondary School Places

Applications for Secondary school places need to be with Wiltshire County by 31st October 2018.

If you have any further admissions related enquiries, please email the Clerk to Governors (Mr Danny Holland): dholland@stjosdevizes.wilts.sch.uk

*For all applications the Category criteria as outlined within the Admissions Policy will be followed.

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