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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


School Admissions 

Online Admission Information

Parents have the facility to apply online through the website of Staffordshire local authority. Click through this link for places in year 7 and reception each year: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx


Secondary School applications for pupils starting September 2024 can be made online from 1 September 2024 until 31 October 2024. Please click here

Primary School applications for pupils starting September 2024 can be made online from 1 November 2024 until 15 January 2025. Please click here

Please note that any supporting information or additional evidence relating to admission applications i.e. baptism certificates or medical information MUST be emailed to admissions@staffordshire.gov.uk or posted to School Admissions and Transport Service, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH prior to the closing date.


The admission process is part of the Staffordshire LEA co-ordinated scheme.

The Admission Policy of the Governors of St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Rugeley can be read by clicking the relevant link below:


Admission Policy 2023-2024

Admissions Policy 2024-25

Admissions Policy 2025-26


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 the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available below. A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office on 01889 228735. Completed application forms must be and returned to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Newman Grove, Rugeley WS15 1BN


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-24 will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from the link above or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy 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 and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application. 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 its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its 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 Mr D Jobburns on 01889 228735. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority admissions@staffordshire.gov.uk


In Year Admission Form


Visits are encouraged, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.



School Admission Appeal Timetable 2024


Nursery Admissions 


Nursery admissions policy 2023 & 2024


Nursery Application Form for September 2023 & 2024