St Joseph's RC Primary School, Todmorden

The Governing Body has set the planned admission number at 22. Admission to the school will be made in accordance with the stated parental preferences received subject to the following criteria which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places available. In each category, children with a sibling (see note one) attending the school at the time of admission will be given first priority.

  1. Baptised Roman Catholic children who are in public care or who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

  2. Baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in the parishes of St Joseph's Todmorden or Good Shepherd Mytholmroyd (see note two).

  3. Other baptised Roman Catholic children in another parish.

  4. Other children who are in public care or who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

  5. Other children.

Notes

  1. Sibling means a full, half or step brother or sister or legally adoptive sibling.

  2. Resident refers to the child's permanent home at the proposed date of admission. Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility each for a part of the week, parents must state which is the predominant address together with details. Oversubscription criteria will be considered on the basis of the predominant address and parental preference.

  3. Each Roman Catholic applicant will be required to produce a baptismal certificate at the time of application.

  4. If there are more applications than places available, priority will be given on the basis of proximity to the school. This is defined as the shortest walking route (using routes assessed as suitable by the Authority), from the coordinate of the pupil's home to the closest designated school entrance point.