Priority for admissions is firstly given to baptised Catholics who are resident in the parish of St Joseph's Epsom, followed by Catholic children from other parishes.
Please take a look at our current Admissions Policy which is given below. This will give you a clear understanding of what you need to do to secure a place at St Joseph's School. Should you decide to apply you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form which is also available below.
Follow the link given below to an electronic map which will assist you with understanding the parish boundary. Boundary lines generally run through the middle of roads but there are a few exceptions, where the whole of the road falls into another parish and is therefore outside St Joseph's Epsom parish boundary lines. These are the whole of:
- Chessington Road
- Colliers Close
- Old London Road
- Fir Tree Road
A zoomable map of the parish can be viewed at: https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/education/find-a-school
Advice for Supplementary Forms During Covid-19 restrictions We are aware that the requirement in the Admissions Policy to sign in at mass will not have been possible for a large section of time since March 2020. Guidance from the Diocese has assisted us with providing clarification on how the governing body will apply its faith-based oversubscription criteria for Catholic applicants whilst churches have been closed or attendance at church was unsafe due to COVID-19.
In summary, if you were attending and signing in as required prior to lock-down, then it will be assumed that you would have attended church if that had been possible at that time.
If you have not been attending for any reason since the reopening of churches, please speak to your parish priest. The Sunday obligation to attend mass still does not apply although parish masses are once again happening.
Parents should submit their Supplementary Form to their parish priest for signing in advance of January 2021.
Viewing the School
We understand that parents will be very keen to visit the school in advance of choosing St Joseph's for your child.
At this time, the strong advice from Surrey County Council is that we do not conduct tours of the school.
However, during the Summer term, we compiled a film for our new Reception parents which is given below. It was a film specifically made to welcome the new children for September 2020 and was filmed during lock-down. However, until we are able to make a new film, we believe that will give you a flavour of life at St Joseph's.
There is also drone footage of the school site so that you can appreciate the superb resources we have at St. Joseph's - our Forest School, our meadow and pond, our swimming pool and very extensive playing fields. Please follow the link on the panel.
The Headteacher is also very happy to speak with you on the phone about any questions you might have. Please call the school office on 01372 727850 to make your appointment.
Further advice may be sought from the school office and the parish office, both of which hold paper copies of the boundary map. You may access information about Admissions Procedures for Surrey County Council here.
At copy of the Appeals Timetable is accessible below.
We look forward to meeting you.