St Joseph's Virtual Tour:
Every year schools and academies are required to review their admission arrangements. The aim is to ensure that the arrangements continue to be appropriate, and that they comply with all the relevant requirements, particularly the national code of guidance and the policy of the Archdiocese. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is consulting on proposed changes to the admissions policy for all schools within our Trust to take effect for school admissions for September 2022. That is the proposed changes will affect new applications for entry into any of our schools from 1 September 2022 onwards.
Dear Prospective Parents, St Joseph's is a Catholic School to be proud of. We endeavour to promote the values of Christian faith throughout our daily life. Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. We constantly review and evaluate the achievements of the school. St Joseph's strives to achieve a good partnership between Governors, Staff, Parents and the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption. We firmly believe that everyone can develop their talents and it is important to recognise success in all forms.St Joseph's has developed an excellent reputation based on the quality of education provided and its distinctive Catholic nature. We provide a loving and caring community.
Our latest Ofsted inspection in May 2009, recognised the school to be 'outstanding'.
Inspectors from the Diocese also inspected the school in January 2020. They judged it to be 'outstanding'.
For a copy of our Admissions Policy please click below
In Year Applications:
Please see below the following forms / documentation that is required:
Supplementary Information Form
IYAF - In Year Admission Form
x 2 proof of address
Please note if an application is incomplete and we are lacking necessary information then your child may be placed further down the waiting list, it will also hold up the process of admissions if/when a space does become available.
If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal to the Governors. Please complete the 'ADMISSIONS APPEAL FORM' below and return it to the school marked for the attention of 'Clerk to the Governors'.
Please refer to KCC website for the deadline to lodge appeals. Please note any appeals received after this date will not be considered.
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 19 April 2022).
You must submit your appeal before Tuesday 17 May 2022 for it to be considered by Tuesday 19 July 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.