St Joseph’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies & Statements > Safeguarding Policy.
For full details on admissions for the commencing school year and how to apply, please refer to our policy for Admissions 2022.
All Admissions must be submitted online via the Local Authority - http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/Pages/default.aspx
If for any reason, you’re unhappy with our application process you are able to make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator -
A child who moves from school to school at a point during their education is known as an 'in-year transfer'. A transfer may occur because a family has moved into the area.
In-year transfer applications to schools in Rochdale are managed by the Local Authority and more information can be found here.
In-year transfer applications to St Joseph's RC Primary Schools are managed by the school and Admissions Committee.
To apply for an in-year school transfer:
You have a statutory right to submit an appeal for a place at your preferred school when your application for a place has been unsuccessful. If you have not been successful in securing a place at your preferred primary school for your child in Reception, follow the link to Local Authority website - http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/admission-appeals