Admissions

A warm welcome and thank you for your interest in St Joseph's.

Our application process is simple, straightforward and made very convenient through modern technology. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our inclusive community.

Please watch our latest video to see what makes our outstanding school unique.

We shall be hosting both virtual and physical open events starting from July 2021. Bookings for events is highly recommended. 

Click here to book your place
Click here to take a virtual tour of our school
Click here to download our Open Day presentation

 

 

Virtual Open Days – via Zoom with the Headteacher, Mrs Fernandes

Date Day Time
6 July Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
15 July Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Open Mornings – come and see St Joseph’s in action. Headteacher talk starts at 10:15 a.m. so please arrive on time.

Date Day Time
15 September Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
22 September Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
29 September Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
6 October Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
13 October Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
20 October Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open Days – explore our grounds on a leisurely Saturday morning. Headteacher talk starts at 9:15 a.m. so please arrive on time.

Date Day Time
25 September Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
16 October Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
6 November Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

For open mornings and open days, please enter via the pedestrian gates on Woodend, SE19 3NU, and not Crown Dale. Please note that Woodend is pedestrian-only between 08:00 a.m. and 09:30 a.m on weekdays;  this is enforced with an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera so please do not drive down Woodend during these times or you will receive a £130 fine from Croydon Council.

 

 


How to Apply

  • Nursery Admissions

    To apply for a place in our nursery, please complete our online application form below. You do not need to complete a Local Authority Common Application Form (CAF). We offer a choice of 15-hours (5 mornings, 9am to 12pm) or 30-hours (9am to 3pm) per week provision. 

    Every nursery-age child is entitled to 15-hours for free, regardless of their parent’s working or tax status.

    If you wish to enrol for 30-hours provision, you have several options:

    • If you work and your household income is less than £100,000, you could be eligible for 30-hours free childcare (click here to check your eligibility). If you are eligible you will get an 11-digit code which you must provide to the office to secure your place; or
    • We accept Childcare Vouchers from Edenred (our provider number is P21307942); or
    • If you are studying, you may be eligible for help with your childcare costs (click here for more information). In this case, we accept Childcare Grant Payments (CGPS) and our provider number is CCG5979348 – this covers 85% of the costs and you will have to pay the extra 15%; or
    • You can pay for the additional 15 hours; our Nursery costs a very competitive £16 per afternoon session or £80 per week

    Printed copies of the forms are also available from the school office.

    Click here for the online form for Nursery

    Once you have completed your online application form , please provide proof of the following documents:

    • your child’s date of birth (via a birth certificate or passport);
    • your address (a utility bill, bank statement, or letter from a Government agency from within the last three months); and
    • if applicable, a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.

    Please email documents to: [email protected]

    We will accept clear pdfs or scans or high-quality photographs of these documents. Please make sure you clearly state in the email your name, the name of your child and their date of birth so that it is processed correctly.

    Once you have accepted a place, you will be required to bring in the physical originals for verification during the induction day for new parents and pupils, so please keep these in a safe place.

    If you are unable to complete the form online, as an alternative, printed copies of the forms are available from the school office; you are also welcome to bring your documents with you in person for us to make copies if you prefer.

  • Reception Admissions

    To apply for a place for Reception at St Joseph’s, first, please visit the eAdmissions site to complete the Local Authority Common Application Form (CAF) for the borough in which you live.

    The closing date for applications is 15th January 2022. 

    eAdmissions.org.uk
    eAdmissions – User Guide

    The next step is to complete our simple, online supplementary information form below.

    Click here for the online form for Reception

    Once you have completed your supplementary information form (SIF), please provide proof of the following documents:

    • your child’s date of birth (via a birth certificate or passport);
    • your address (a utility bill, bank statement, or letter from a Government agency from within the last three months); and
    • if applicable, a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.

    Please email documents to: [email protected]

    We will accept clear pdfs or scans or high-quality photographs of these documents. Please make sure you clearly state in the email your name, the name of your child and their date of birth so that it is processed correctly.

    Once you have accepted a place, you will be required to bring in the physical originals for verification during the induction day for new parents and pupils, so please keep these in a safe place.

    If you are unable to complete the form online, as an alternative, printed copies of the forms are available from the school office; you are also welcome to bring your documents with you in person for us to make copies if you prefer.

     

  • Junior (Y3) Admissions
  • In-year and Ad-hoc Admissions

    Occasional places do arise in our school during the academic year and outside of the traditional entry points of (Reception and Year 3) and entry times (September).

    If you are interested in joining St Joseph’s in this way, we ask that you first call the main office on 020 8653 7195 to check if we have any open places. We also encourage that you arrange a visit to the school to meet with a member of SLT.

    Once we confirm that we have a place available, you must then apply via Croydon LA who has a specific process for in-year and ad-hoc admissions.

    Click here for Croydon LA’s admissions page

    Once you have completed this, the next step is to complete our simple, online supplementary information form below.

    Online application form for in-year and ad-hoc entry

    Once you have completed your supplementary information form (SIF), please provide proof of the following documents:

    • your child’s date of birth (via a birth certificate or passport);
    • your address (a utility bill, bank statement, or letter from a Government agency from within the last three months); and
    • if applicable, a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.

    Please email documents to: [email protected]

    We will accept clear pdfs or scans or high-quality photographs of these documents. Please make sure you clearly state in the email your name, the name of your child and their date of birth so that it is processed correctly.

    Once you have accepted a place, you will be required to bring in the physical originals for verification during the induction day for new parents and pupils, so please keep these in a safe place.