St Joseph’s is a Catholic Voluntary Academy and the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is the Admission Authority. The Academy Council of St Joseph’s undertakes the admission duties in line with the Trust Scheme of Delegation, Diocesan Guidance and in line with the Admissions Code of Practice.
St Joseph’s is a popular school with numbers in EYFS and Key Stage 1 at full capacity and oversubscription in Lower & Upper Key Stage 2. If any prospective parents wish to visit our school, please contact the school office on 01405 762607.
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There are two different types of admissions – those to start school at the ‘normal’ time for the start of the Reception, and those for places in other year groups or at any other time – these are called ‘in-year’ applications for school places. In-year applications are made for example when a child is already attending one school and the parent/carers wish to move their child from one school to another, and when a family moves to a different area and needs a new school place for their child(ren).
Whilst the admission authority for our school is the academy trust, admissions applications are co-ordinated by the Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
If you would like to visit the school when considering making an application, please call 01405 762607 to arrange a visit.
How do I apply for a ‘normal’ school place for my child?
Applications to start our school for the first time, for the start of Reception should be made direct to the Local Authority in which you live by the deadline for applications. Late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time. If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘normal’ admissions processes, deadlines, details of the appeal process and other information at www.eastriding.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place. If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
When applying for a place you should also complete the supplementary information form that you may wish to complete to provide additional information for the admission authority. This should be returned to the school direct by the deadline for applications and not the Local Authority.
How do I apply for an ‘in-year’ school place for my child?
Although we are an academy/voluntary aided school/foundation school, and the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust/governing body we have formally requested that applications for school places are made through the local authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for in-year applications. Applications to start our school in-year should be made direct to the Local Authority no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child. Applications are considered in the order that they have been received, for example if there is one space available in a year group, the parent/carer who applied for their place first will likely be allocated the place for their child. Proof of residence may be required before places can be allocated, and the school fully adheres to the East Riding Fair Access Protocol. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as is possible, though this is commonly ten school days after an application has been received, but may be later in certain circumstances.
If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘in-year’ admissions processes, and details of the co-ordinated admissions scheme at www.eastriding.gov.uk/school-admissions where you can also find and download an application form along with details of how to appeal for a school place where you have been refused. If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
When applying you should also complete the supplementary information form that you may wish to complete to provide additional information for the admission authority. This should be returned to the school direct and not the Local Authority.
Who makes decisions on school admissions applications?
As we are an academy, the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust. It is the admission authority, and not the Local Authority who determines whether there is an available place based upon the capacity of the class/year group and the number of pupils already on roll.
Who should I contact with queries on school admissions?
You can contact the East Riding School Admissions Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by writing to School Admissions Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. You can also call 01482 392100 in school hours.
Admission Arrangements for the 2023-24 School Year
The Academy Council of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust determined the admission arrangements for the 2023/2024 school year on 27th January 2022. At this meeting the Academy Council formally approved the 2023/2024 Admission Policy and approved the following admission numbers:
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Goole. A Voluntary Academy: 15 places.
How can I object to these arrangements?
If you wish to object to these determined admission arrangements, you should do so to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022. Information about how to lodge an objection is available here at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/schools-adjudicator-make-an-objection-appeal-or-referral or you can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at email@example.com
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School Admission Appeals Code
Academies, by which we mean Academy Schools2 (including those that are Free Schools), University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools, are state-funded, non feepaying independent schools set up under a funding agreement between the Secretary of State and the proprietor of an Academy (most commonly, and hereafter, referred to as an Academy Trust). Academies are required by their funding agreements to comply with the Code and the law relating to admissions, though the Secretary of State has the power to vary this requirement where there is demonstrable need.
The admission authorities of foundation and voluntary aided schools and
Academies may ask another body, e.g. the local authority, to carry out some or all of their admissions functions on their behalf. However, the admission authority remains responsible for ensuring those functions are carried out properly.
This Code deals with two separate categories of admission appeals:
a) appeals by parents, and in certain circumstances children (see paragraph 8 below), against an admission authority’s decision to refuse admission; and
b) appeals by governing bodies of community or voluntary controlled schools against a decision by the local authority, as their admission authority, to admit to their school a child who has been permanently excluded from two or more schools.
Academies are defined in section 1A of the Academies Act 2010. For community and voluntary controlled schools, the admission authority is usually the local authority, but it may be the governing body if the local authority with the governing body’s agreement has delegated responsibility to it for determining admission arrangements.
Children have the right to appeal against an admission authority’s decision to refuse them admission:
a) to a school sixth-form; or
b) to a school at which they wish to receive education other than sixth form education once they have ceased to be of compulsory school age.