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Reception Intake : Academic Year 2019/2020


For those parents interested in applying for a place at St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School for the Reception Intake 2019/2020 (those children born between 01.09.2014 & 31.08.2015) the Waltham Forest Primary Booklet containing criteria for all schools and information on how to apply will be available from September 2018.  You will need apply to Waltham Forest Admissions Service for reception place for your child in September 2018.


Booklets 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 (or in person, appointments only, to meet with parents-  at The Magistrates, 1 Farnham Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 4NX - Monday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 4.30pm. (Postal Address only: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF)


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.  If your don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service PC to log your request/report. Staff are available to support you if you need it.  The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019.


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  15th January 2019.


Please note that we welcome children of all faiths who are sympathetic to our catholic ethos.


As well as appearing in the Waltham Forest Primary Booklet, 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 the school office on 020 8539 3000


Appeal Timetable for Reception Intake 2019/2020

Closing date for submitting Appeal Form is Monday 16th May 2019.



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. Information will also be available on their website at or in person, appointments only, to meet with parents-  at The Magistrates, 1 Farnham Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 4NX - Monday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 4.30pm. (Postal Address only: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF


The dates set out below are based on information to hand at this time (July 2018) 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 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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