Prospective Parents

Thank you for your interest in St Joseph’s Catholic Academy.  Please see the Prospective Parents section of our website for more information and an introduction to our school.

Applications for EYFS children, September 2022

Parents can apply online via Derbyshire Admissions for their Reception child to begin school in September 2022 anytime from November 8th 2021 until 15th January 2022.  Please follow the link below to the Derbyshire Admissions website.  All primary school offers will be sent to parents on National Offer Day which will be April 19th 2022.

Derbyshire County Council Admissions

You will also need to complete the supplementary form and return this directly to St Joseph’s.  Full details of Admissions Policies and the Supplementary Forms are available either by following the link below to our Trust Admissions page or on the documents below.

SRSCMAT Admissions

Supplementary Information Form St Ralph Sherwin CMAT

SRS Admission Policy Primary 2020/21

SRS Admission Policy Primary 2021/22

SRS Admission Policy Primary 2022/23 

In Year Admissions Statement

If you are interested in your child starting at St Joseph’s please call us on 01629 583616 to discuss arrangements.

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to Derbyshire County Council by completing the LA Common Application Form [Apply for a school place – Derbyshire County Council] and following the instructions on the LA website. If applying for a place on faith grounds you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (above) and return this to the School Office.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021/22, will be applied.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact

You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

Appeals Process

Please find below information on the appeals process. Any appeal relating to admissions should be made by letter to the School postal or email address.