St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Bishop's Stortford)

School: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Bishop's Stortford)
Type: Voluntary_Aided(Faith)
Address: Great Hadham Road Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 2NL
Telephone: 01279 652576
Email: admin@stjosephs207.herts.sch.uk
Age Range: 3-11

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Admission rules for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Bishop's Stortford)

This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex primary school. Published admission number: 45

1. Catholic children looked after and Catholic children who have been adopted or made subject to Child Arrangements order or Special Guardianship Orders immediately after having been looked after.

2. Catholic children with a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’  who have siblings at the school at the time of admission and are resident in the parish of St Joseph and the English Martyrs, Bishop’s Stortford, including Most Holy Redeemer, Sawbridgeworth and Holy Cross, Much Hadham. This incorporates the six Civil Parishes of Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Little Hadham, Much Hadham, Thorley and High Wych in East Hertfordshire District.  Boundary details are available on the school website.

3. Catholic children with a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ who have siblings at the school at the time of admission and are not resident in the Civil Parishes listed in criterion 2.

4. Catholic children with a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ who are resident in the Civil Parishes listed in criterion 2.

5. Catholic children with a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ who are not resident in the Civil Parishes listed in criterion 2, but for whom St Joseph’s is the nearest Catholic school as measured in accordance with the processes established by Hertfordshire County Council for this purpose.

6. Catholic children with a ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ who are not resident in the Civil Parishes listed in criterion 2.

7. Catholic children who are resident in the Civil Parishes mentioned above but who do not necessarily practise their faith on a regular basis.

8. Other Catholic children.

9. Other children looked after and other children who have been adopted or made subject to Child Arrangements orders or Special Guardianship Orders immediately after having been looked after.

10. Christian children whose application is supported by a letter confirming membership of the faith community.

11. Other children whose application is supported by a letter confirming membership of the faith community.

12. Any other applicants.

The Governing Body will give top priority within the relevant criteria category to an application where compelling written evidence, from a priest or appropriate professional person, is provided of exceptional social, medical, pastoral or other needs of the child.

If a situation is reached whereby equally ranked applications within a category exceed the remaining number of available places, admission will be determined by the drawing of lots in the presence of an independent witness.

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