Admissions

Registration to sit the entrance test for Year 7 Admission 2018/19 will open on Monday 3rd July 2017. The form … Continue reading

Admissions

Registration to sit the entrance test for Year 7 Admission 2018/19 will open on Monday 3rd July 2017. The form will be available to download from this date, or to collect from school reception.

 

Registration to sit the entrance test closed on Friday 16th September. Results of the test will be posted to parents/guardians on Friday 7th October. For details of the next stages of the application process please consult our admissions criteria.

Our full admission criteria can be downloaded on the right hand side of this page.

Applicants who pass the entrance test will be required to complete a religious practice form and to provide a reference from a priest or minister of religion. These documents will be posted to you ONLY AFTER your child has passed the entrance test.

Allocation of points system 2017/18

All catholic and non-catholic christian applicants will be asked to provide a written copy of evidence of baptism.

 

Admission Arrangements For Entry into Year 7 in September 2017.

St Joseph’s College is a voluntary aided, selective Catholic School for girls and boys. To be considered for a place parents must:

For a pupil to be considered for admission in September 2017, parent(s) and guardians must comply with both of the following:

a) Apply to the school by 16th September 2016 for their child to take the entrance test. The application form for the entrance test will be available from the school from 4th July 2016 and at the open evening to be held at the school on 14th September 2016. And in addition to completing and returning the above form, parent(s) and guardians must also;

b) Complete and return their local authority secondary school application form by 31st October 2016 naming St Joseph’s College as one of their preferred schools. The appropriate form will be available from pupils’ current primary schools or the home local authority and should be returned directly to them as directed on that form. Local authority forms are not available from St Joseph’s College and should not be returned directly to the school

 

A detailed version of our full and complete entry criteria is available in a PDF document on the right hand side of this page.

Apply to the school by 15th September 2017 for their child to take the entrance test.  The application form for the entrance test will be available both online and to collect from reception from 3rd  July 2017, and at the open evening to be held at the school on 13th September 2017.

Results of the test will be posted to parents/guardians on 6th October 2017. For details of the next stages of the application process please consult our admissions criteria for 2018/19 entry.

Applicants who pass the entrance test will be required to complete a religious practice form and to provide a reference from a priest or minister of religion. These documents will be posted to you ONLY AFTER your child has passed the entrance test.

Allocation of points system 2018/19

All catholic and non-catholic christian applicants will be asked to provide a written copy of evidence of baptism.

Parents who have a child currently in secondary education but who wish to apply for a place/transfer to St Joseph’s College, please contact Mrs Uschmann, fuschmann@stjosephsmail.com for relevant information.

In year application form 2016-17

Admission to the Sixth Form will be from:

  1. 1) students in Year 11 at St Joseph’s College who will be given first priority, with looked after children receiving the first places.
  2. 2) students from other schools, with looked after children receiving the first places.
  3. The admission number for students entering the Sixth Form from other schools will be a minimum of 55 each year.
  4. The entry criteria for admission to the Sixth Form shall be the same for students on roll at St Joseph’s College as they are for students of other schools.
  5. Students will be admitted into the Sixth Form at the start of the Autumn Term in each school year although there may be some occasions when students transfer during an academic year.
  6. The number of students who have applied for each course will be taken into account, so that extra students may be admitted over the external admission number of 55 if the applicant’s chosen courses are not full.
  7. Students will only be admitted into the Sixth Form if, in the judgement of the Sixth Form team, a suitable course is available for them that is appropriate and meets their needs.
  8. Applicants must gain at least 3 Bs and 3 Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade C in English and in Mathematics.
  9. If a student wishes to take a subject that was available at GCSE but has not been studied at GCSE then acceptance onto the course must be agreed with the subject leader.
  10. Different course options will be available to students depending on their GCSE results. This will be explored at pre examination and post examination course discussion meetings. A full list of the specific entrance requirements for each subject is overleaf.
  11. If there is oversubscription (i.e. over 120 students from other schools have applied to join year 12 by the applications deadline) the criteria for selection will be as follows:
  12. 1) Looked after children will be given first priority.
  13. 2) Distance from the applicant’s home address to the front door of the brothers house on the main site will be used to decide which 120 applicants will be made an offer of a place. Distance will be measured as the crow flies using the U.K. postcode mapping system.

If you wish to appeal the decision not to award your child a place at St Joseph’s College, please email Mrs Fiona Uschmann, fuschmann@stjosephsmail.com requesting an appeal form directly from the College.  Our appeals are independent of the school and conducted by the Diocese, not Stoke Local Authority.

The deadline to return the completed appeal form is Wednesday 5th April 2017.  You will be informed of your appeal hearing 2 weeks before your appeal date.  Appeals will take place on 15-17 May 2017.

Please see the School Admission Appeal Timetable for further information.

These are past documents provided for reference only. These are not our current entry criteria and so are no longer applicable.

2014 Admission Criteria

2015 Admission Criteria

2016 Admissions Criteria

2017 Admissions Criteria