St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding Notice

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.

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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  • St. Joseph's R.C. Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford
  • It is maintained by the Rochdale Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School
  • The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions
  • The co-ordination of admission arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority

Admissions for the forthcoming year

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 -


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 -



In Year Admissions

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:

  1. Complete the in-year transfer form below.​
  2. For a looked after child, you'll also need to complete the memorandum of understanding as well.
  3. The school your child currently attends will complete Part II of the form
  4. If applying for a place at St Joseph's RC Primary School, the form should be sent to St Joseph's RC directly.
  5. If applying for a place in a school(s) other than St Joseph's RC Primary School, return the form to the LA using the details listed on the form.
  6. Applications will be processed  within 10 school days of receipt but this may take longer in busy periods. 

In Year Transfer Application Form

Memorandum of understanding (Cared for children only)

Admission Appeals

​​​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 -

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.