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Admissions Policy

Reception Intake : Academic Year 2017/2018


For those parents interested in applying for a place at St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School for the Reception Intake 2017/2018 (those children born between 01.09.2012 & 31.08.2013) the Waltham Forest Primary Brochure containing criteria for all schools and information on how to apply will be available from September 2016.


Brochures are available online via the London Borough of Waltham Forest Website or can be obtained directly from Waltham Forest Pupil Admissions, Telephone 020 8496 3000 (Option 5 - Admissions) (or in person at Sycamore House, Walthamstow Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JX - opening times 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Postal Address only: 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB)


Applications can be made on-line from September at and parents are encouraged to use this route if at all possible. Alternatively, a paper application can be submitted using the 'Common Application Form' (CAF) obtainable from Primary Admissions. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2017.


Parents/carers who want to support their application with a copy of the Certificate of Catholic Practice need to make an appointment with their parish priest to obtain and complete the certificate.  The child’s original baptism certificate will also need to be seen by the school. It is the responsibility of the parents /carers to ensure all supporting documentation is returned to the school office on or before the  15thJanuary 2017.


As well as appearing in the Waltham Forest Primary Brochure, the school's criteria can be found in the School Prospectus and the school's Admissions Policy, both available to download below or directly from the school office.


Parish Boundary maps are also available to download for your information.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to telephone Mrs Lanchester in the school office on 020 8539 3000


Appeal Timetable for Reception Intake 2017/2018

Closing date for submitting Appeal Form is Monday 15th May 2017.



Annual Reception Intakes For Future Academic Years

Reception intakes are co-ordinated by the Borough and the application process commences in the year before your child is due to start school. At that time, information will be available from Waltham Forest Pupil Admissions - Telephone: 020 8496 3000 (Option 5 - Admissions). Information will also be available on their website at If calling in person the address for personal callers is Sycamore House, Walthamstow Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, E17 4JX - opening times 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Postal Address only: 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB)


The dates set out below are based on information to hand at this time (July 2016) and are subject to change. You should not rely solely on the information below as it is intended as a guide only to the timeframe for future admission rounds.


Child's DOB

Academic Year of Entry*

Application Process Starts**



September 2016



September 2017



September 2018



September 2019



September 2020

* Academic Year runs from 1st September to 31st August in any year

** Based on information available at present

Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.

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