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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School


I am writing to notify you of the consultation on the Admissions Policy for the academic year 2025-26 for St Joseph the Worker Catholic school.  The consultation period will run from 28th November 2023 until 9th January 2024; during this time, parents and other key stakeholders are invited to express their views about the admission arrangements at St Joseph the Worker school.

In accordance with DfE's 2021 statutory 'School Admissions Code' guidance, as a school we must consult on our admission arrangements when changes are proposed, and at least every seven years.


We are proposing to remove the Certificate of Catholic Practice from our oversubscription criteria.


In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party at St Joseph the Worker school, we are keen to hear your views on the proposed admission arrangements.


All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 17.00 on 9th January 2024 to:

Mrs L Willats, School Business Manager, St Joseph the Worker School or via email to

Admissions Policy 2025 to 2026

St Joseph the Worker Catholic School Virtual Tour

If your child is due to start school in September 2024 we will be offering tours of the school and an opportunity to meet the Headteacher during November 2023. Please ring the school office in September 2023 on 01277 227282 for further information.

Below is the virtual tour which we made in September 2020 when we were unable to have visitors into our school. Covid restrictions in classes were in force at the time so some of our practices, for example seating arrangements, were changed to comply with the guidance. We hope it will still give you a flavour of St Joseph the Worker.

If you would like to make an application for your child to attend our school, please click on the Essex Link below for more details on the Admission process and complete the Supplementary Information Form.



From 1st April 2022, the Local Authority will no longer manage mid-year admissions for our school.


From 1st April all mid year applications should be made directly to the school, using the mid-year application form available on our website from 1st April or from the school office. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception. 


For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below our published admission number of 30 for each year group.


Please note: if a mid-year application is received during a school holiday, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens.

Essex County Council Admissions Details


If you wish to appeal against a decision not to admit your child, please refer to the Essex County Council website.