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If you would like your child to attend St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy Retford, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.  Please complete the application form and additional information form and send into the school office.  You should also apply for a place through the County Council by completing the application form titled 'APPLY FOR A PLACE' on the Notts County Council website link at the bottom of this page

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy, Retford, DN22 7BP, this can be completed and sent by post, hand delivered or emailed to office@st-josephs.notts.sch.uk.  Parents must also complete an application for a school plae via the local authority co-ordinated admission arrangements team via the link https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/apply-for-a-school-place or call them on 0300 500 80 80, or by completing and mailing an application form [PDF].

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for the year, will be applied. See our school admission policy below.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mr Hilton Head Teacher on 01777 702850.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority via the contact details provided above.

Timelines for applications for admission in September 2022.

 

The timelines for applications for admissions in September 2022.

 

Parents are encouraged to: apply on time, make 4 preferences and carefully consider the admission over-subscription criteria for the school(s) they prefer. 

Primary to secondary transfer (year 7)

Open:

5 August 2021

Close:

31 October 2021

 

First admission (reception)

Open:

4 November 2021

Close:

15 January 2022

 

Infant to junior transfer (year 3)

Open:

4 November 2021

Close:

15 January 2022

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Appeals 

 

Parents who intend to make an appeal against the Governing Body’s decision to refuse admission must submit a notice of appeal. Such notice should be sent to the Clerk to Governors at the school’s address;

 

 

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

Babworth Road  Retford

 Nottinghamshire  DN22 7BP

 Telephone  01777 702850 E-mail  office@st-josephs.notts.sch.uk

 Head Teacher:  Mr Richard Hilton

 

within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter.

 

Appeal hearings will be held in accordance with the timescales specified in the DfE Admission Appeals Code. Details of the timeline will be made available to parents who indicate that they intend to make an appeal.

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/determined-admission-arrangements/2021-2022 for the determined admission arrangements 2020-2021 for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/determined-admission-arrangements/2020-2021

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