Admissions Policy: The Governors of St Joseph’s College Preparatory School have admissions criteria for pupils joining the schools. The School is a Catholic School and welcomes all Christians and those in sympathy with our ethos. Priority is given to siblings and to those pupils who begin school in our Early Years Foundation Stage when it comes to continuing into Infants. Subject to meeting the entrance requirements of the College, at age 11, St Joseph’s College Preparatory School pupils have precedence over children seeking admittance from elsewhere.
Admissions Procedure: Following on from your initial enquiry we warmly invite you to visit us at St Joseph’s College Preparatory School. The next step is registration to confirm your interest. There is a fee (currently £50) that accompanies this process which is non-returnable. Places in the Early Years Foundation Stage are offered, subject to availability, on a first come first served basis and taking into account our admissions criteria. There is a high demand for places in our Early Years Foundation Stage and you are advised to register early if you are interested.
Pupils seeking to enter the Preparatory School from Year 3 (age 7) upwards are expected to complete an assessment. On the satisfactory completion of this assessment a place may be formally offered. A waiting list operates once all places are allocated.
When a place is offered, a deposit of £200 is payable when the offer is accepted. This deposit will be retained until your child leaves the school, when it will be credited to the final account for fees and any extras which may be due at that time. The deposit is not refundable if a child does not take up a place at the school.
Once your place is confirmed, all further necessary information will be given to you in the form of an orientation pack e.g. uniform list, club timetables and term dates. New pupils are invited to a ‘Taster Session’ in the term before they start.
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