St Annes & St Josephs RC Primary

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24th October 18
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2019 Intake


Primary school applications for 2019 open in September.

Parents have until 14th January 2019 to express their preferred primary schools, using the online admissions system.

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Amissions Info


Our full policy is available in the Policy Section of this website.

New Starters - EYFS: Applications for a place in Reception for September must be made on the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by Lancashire Local Authority and returned to the school by the date specified by Lancashire  LA. Parents who wish to seek priority under any criterion that requires faith commitment should also complete the Diocesan Supplementary Information Form  (SIF) and return it at the same time.

Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Body in accordance with the stated parental preferences it receives, subject to the following criteria which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places available.

  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.
  2. Children with an exceptional social, medical, educational or religious need which can be best met, or only met at this school;
  3. Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  4. Baptised Catholic children resident in the parishes of St Anne’s RC & St Joseph’s RC.
  5. Other baptised Catholic children.
  6. Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  7. All remaining applicants.

The above criteria will also be used in an oversubscription situation.


New Starters - entries to school after EYFS

All applications for a place at our school must be made on the school's application form, available from the main office.

Parents are encouraged to visit the school before applying, and to also be accompanied by their child(ren) for whom they are seeking a place.

Admissions to High School


This is a very busy time of year in school, especially if you have children about to move to  primary or secondary school.  I would urge every year 6 parent to go with their child and attend every Open Night to see what each school has to offer.

Mr Bowers and the other head teachers are all looking forward to meeting the children and families that will be joining their school next September. The details are as follows:

Mount Carmel High School, Thursday 22nd September starting at 4pm.

Pictures from the Mt Carmel Open Night

St Christopher's CE High School, 6th October

Hollins Technology College, 29th September

I know from personal experience how hard this decision can be. My advice would be to see as many schools as you can, either on the Open Nights or by making appointments to see the school during a normal day, and then talk to your child about the options.  I pray that God will be with you as you make your choices.