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After our successful Ofsted Inspection last October, we have had a significant rise in the number of parents interested in sending their child to our school. We are very proud of the fact that our local community now also appreciate the quality of teaching and learning at St. Joseph’s and recognise the way we care for and nurture the whole child. This includes planning for children’s social and emotional and spiritual needs as well as their academic ones.

We will not compromise on the quality of our care, teaching, classroom facilities and building space and for this reason the governors would like to reduce the admissions number from twenty one to fifteen. As a school with three split year group classes we want to ensure that our class sizes are not significantly above thirty, which potentially they could be in Key Stage One in the future. The letter on our website written by the archdiocese, explains why we want to reduce the admissions number. We are now in a period of time known as the “consultation process” when if you want to object to the proposal you are asked to put this is writing, addressed to Mrs Kate Armstrong, our Chair of Governors.


I hope that you see that this proposed change to our admissions is a positive move to help ensure the best possible provision for our children.     


Applying for school places for September 2016

For Lancashire resident families who will require a primary or secondary school place in September 2016 the means of application is via Lancashire’s online system at -

www.lancashire.gov.uk (then search ‘school admissions’)

It is quick and easy to use and offers an e-mail receipt of all submitted applications. Please ensure that you hit the ‘submit’ button when you are ready to send in your completed online application. You must apply even if you already have siblings at your preferred school or academy. If you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your online application.

The closing dates for applications for September 2016 are at 11.59pm on –


Secondary school applications – 31st October 2015
Primary school applications – 15th January 2016


If you are applying for a place for your child for September 2016 please complete and return our Supplementary Form which is also available at www.lancashire.gov.uk, in addition to your online application:



St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Consultation on Admission Policy for September 2016

Please find attached the letter entitled 'Consultation on Proposed Changes to School Admissions Criteria September 2016.  The consultation period runs between 17th December 2014 and 23rd February 2015 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal to: The Archdiocese of Liverpool,  Schools Department, LACE, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17 1AA. Alternatively you may wish to email Mr C. Williams at c.williams@rcaol.co.uk. Comments should also be sent to the Chair of Governors at the school address.