Welcome to our school website. I am very proud to share with you the mission and vision of our wonderful school.

At Saint Joseph’s CVA, our motto is: Inspire each other – Grow together!

We are extremely proud of our Saint Joseph’s family, and together our vision is to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and leaves us ready for the next stage of their life.

We are driven by ensuring that our children experience a broad and balanced curriculum that is knowledge rich, engaging and exciting. We are determined to ensure that all of our children have high aspirations for the future.

We set high standards for our team of dedicated staff, and for our children, and we believe that hard work is the key to success. We encourage our pupils to aim high and do their very best at all times.

We believe that education is a partnership between home and school. By working in partnership with our children and their families, we strive to ensure that outcomes are the best that they can possibly be. The achievement of our pupils is at the heart of everything we do.

We offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities, to enhance the life opportunities for all of our pupils, and we enjoy playing an active part in our local community.

We are very proud to be part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, and together we lead by the example of our namesake, a martyr who risked all for his faith, seeking to do the Lord’s will “today rather than tomorrow”. Everything we do is set within the foundation of the Gospel values.

If you have any questions about Saint Joseph’s CVA or you would like to come and see us hard at work in our fantastic school, please contact me.

Mrs Carr


The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions

In Year Admissions

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.

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:

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admission Documents 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy (Primary 2023 to 2024)

Supplementary Information Form (2023 to 2024)

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address.

Admissions for Reception in 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

Nursery Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place in our Nursery, please see our Nursery page for more information

Secure your child's place at St Joseph's CVA

We are a DCI rated GOOD school.

The applications window for Reception, starting in 2024 is now closed.

Please see our In Year Admissions section if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

Admissions Policy 2024-2025

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch. by telephoning 01629 583616

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