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The choice of school for a child is a very important decision and we believe that a personal visit is invaluable and beneficial for all concerned. We hold a number of Open Mornings throughout the year which gives a general introduction to, and oversight of, the College. Details of Open Mornings are published in this section.

The College is also very happy to welcome prospective parents and their children at other mutually convenient times, if they wish to visit and discuss arrangements for admission. Additionally, staff from the College are in attendance at a range of international recruitment conferences each year. Please contact admissions on 01473 690281 or email: admissions@stjos.co.uk

The College accepts pupils from all backgrounds who will benefit from the education that the College provides, free from discrimination, and who will make an effective contribution to the life of the College. Bursaries and Scholarships are available to pupils who meet the entrance criteria. Our provision of, and assessment criteria for, Bursaries and Scholarships are detailed here. 

Bursary Policy

Scholarship Policy

Offers of a place are based upon academic merit which is assessed through an entry examination, an interview at the College and references from the candidate's previous school. The College’s selection process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well rounded education and to make a positive contribution towards the life of the College.

Entry can be at any Key Stage, but generally this will be directly into the Nursery or Infant Departments, at the beginning of Key Stage 3, or at the age of 11. A number of students join us at the start of Key Stage 4, to prepare for their GCSE examinations or at 16 to study for their A Levels in the Sixth Form. Applicants for admission to the College at any stage will be required to complete the College’s registration form and provide a non-refundable registration fee.


The College has a Christian ethos and welcomes staff and children of all faiths. Human and individual rights are respected at St Joseph’s, but must be balanced with the lawful needs and rules of our College community. All candidates for admission will be treated equally, in line with our Equality scheme and Action plan.