Admissions

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our family at St Joseph's. Please see our new video showcasing our school here: https://youtu.be/bm-TO03ynhk

 

Full guidance regarding the admission criteria for St. Joseph's Catholic Primary can be found in our Admissions Policy. Please do telephone us to enquire about admission to the school and discuss your circumstances. 

We consider all applications and do have places cropping up during the school year as pupils move between schools and locations.  We offer places to pupils against the admission criteria and are pleased to talk about your application with you at any time. In year applications should be submitted directly to school through this form here In addition to this, a supplementary information form should also be completed and given to school. 

There is a timetable for the admissions process and more information is available on Bradford Schools Online (https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/admissions).

 

Admissions Policies

The 2021-22 Admissions Policy is here. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is here.

The 2022-23 Admissions Policy is here. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is here.

 

A copy of the 'defined area' or a map of our parish boundary for you to refer to is here.

 

There is further information about the process from Bradford here.

 

 

Reception Admissions

The City of Bradford MBC is responsible for coordinating the allocation of school places in Bradford. They provide detailed information about the application process. You can access that information here.  In addition to this, a supplementary information form must be completed. The Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be submitted to school by the closing date as advised by City of Bradford MBC. When you log onto the Bradford website to apply for a school place, there is also a copy of the SIF that you can download there (or you can find it above with the policy). If you do not complete a SIF, your child will be placed in the non-Catholics category. We are a Catholic school and our admissions policy prioritises Catholic admissions so please do not forget to complete the form if your child is baptised.

For Reception admission September 2022, your application must be received by Bradford by 15th January 2022. There is an information booklet here that explains how to go about this: https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/userfiles/file/Applying%20for%20a%20Primary%20School%20%20Step%20by%20Step%20Booklet%20for%202022.pdf

Please also send your completed SIFs to school by 15th January 2022 if your child is baptised.

On Tuesday 19 April 2022 parents who applied online will receive emails confirming their allocated school.  All other applicants will receive a letter after 19th April via Royal Mail. This replaces the 16 April, National Offer Day, due to Easter Bank Holidays. Where the allocated school is not the highest ranked school, the email/letter will explain the reasons why. The email/letter will also inform parents about the waiting lists and their statutory rights of appeal against the decisions to refuse places at their preferred schools.

By Tuesday 3 May 2022, parents must accept the place offered by completing and returning an acceptance slip to the allocated school. Waiting list forms must be returned to the Admissions Team by the same date.

Parents should return appeal forms by Monday 23 May 2022.

 

Appeals received by the deadline date will be heard within 40 school days during June and July and by 25 July 2022 at the latest, in accordance with the School Appeals Code of Practice 

 

Appeals

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place at St Joseph's, you are entitled to make an appeal.

In year applications (out of the normal Reception application round, or for other year groups):

We will aim to respond to an in year application in writing, explaining why your request for a place has been unsuccessful within 10 working days, but no later than 15 working days. This letter will include information about how to appeal for a place.

Reception Place Appeals:

Please read our appeals timetable for further information. You will only be able to appeal
for a school you have applied for and you will only be able to add your child’s name to the waiting list of a school you preferenced or other undersubscribed schools.

 

There is further information about the appeals process on Bradford Schools Online here:

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/education-and-skills/school-admissions/make-an-appeal/

Or you can contact them directly on  01274 439200, or, email them at  schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk

Please feel free to contact us at school also and we will be happy to talk you through the process.