Admissions

St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness of Jesus Christ.

The Governing Body of St Joseph’s has a responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 60 pupils to Year 3 in the school year which begins in September.

Since 2017-18, all admissions to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School must be through the Waltham Forest e-admissions site.

To transfer from Year 2 (Infants ) to Year 3 (Junior ) follow the guidance here:
Infant – Junior Transfer

If your child is new to the Federation (not transferring from the Infants ) please follow the guidance here :-

Applying from another school

 

You can view our Admissions pack here,

and our Admissions Presentation here

Please see the school’s admissions criteria below.

Admissions criteria for St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School

The School has an admission number of 60 for entry in Year 3.

1. Baptised Catholic Looked After and Previously Looked After Children
Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children will be allocated places in this category by reference to the distance the child lives from the School, with those living nearest receiving higher priority.

2. Baptised Catholic Children of Certified Practising Catholic Families with a Sibling at either the St. Joseph’s Infant School or Junior School.
Baptised Catholic children of certified practicing Catholic families who will have a sibling at the School at the date of their admission will be allocated places in this category.

3. Baptised Catholic Children of Members of the School’s Staff
To be included in this category, the parent must confirm that they are employed by the School in the Common Application Form which must be accompanied by the child’s original Catholic baptismal certificate and submitted on or before the application deadline. Failure to do so will result in the child being placed into the next category that applies.

4. Other Baptised Catholic Children of Certified Practising Catholic Families
Other baptised Catholic children of certified practicing Catholic families will be allocated places in this category.

5. Other Baptised Catholic Children
Other Baptised Catholic looked after and previously looked after children will be allocated places in this category by reference to the distance the child lives from the School, with those living nearest receiving higher priority.

6. Children of families of other Christian denominations, who are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the school and worship regularly at church, as supported by the minster.
Other baptised Christian children of certified practicing Christian families will be allocated places in this category.

7. Other Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
Other looked after and previously looked after children will be allocated places in this category by reference to the distance the child lives from the School, with those living nearest receiving higher priority.

8. Other Children with a Sibling at St. Joseph’s Infant School or Junior School.

9. Other Children of Members of the School’s Staff
Other children with a parent who has been employed by the School (either at the Nursery or the School) for at least two years at the application deadline, or who were recruited to fill a vacant post for which there was a demonstrable skill shortage, will be allocated places in this category by reference to the distance the child lives from the School, with those living nearest receiving higher priority.

10. All Other Children
All other children will be allocated places in this category by reference to the distance the child lives from the School, with those living nearest receiving higher priority.

Children will also be admitted within the school year where there are vacancies in any year group.