Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
We welcome new children to our school to every year group.
Please contact school directly for help with nursery applications; a copy of our Nursery Admissions Policy can be found below.
If you are applying for a Reception Class place to start in September, please apply online at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk. The Governing Body determine and implement the Admissions Policy; our oversubscription criteria can be found on the policy, a copy of which is below.
In Year Admissions
If you are applying for a place in Reception during the year because you are wishing to change schools, or are applying for a place in Years 1-6, please contact school directly on 01706 873177 to find out if places are available. We are happy to admit pupils at any time during the school year providing we have places in that year group. You will need to complete an In Year Admissions Form, which can be found below. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 10 school days, but this is normally sooner. If we are unable to offer a place we will inform you of the reasons why and let you know how you can appeal.
If the year group is full you can also contact the Pupil Admissions Area East Team on 01254 220747. They can advise on school places in the local area. More information can also be found at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk.
Parents and carers are welcome to look around school at any time; please call school on
01706 873177 to arrange an appointment time convenient to you.