Applying for a place in Reception

Children in Dudley can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.  Dudley Council's School Admissions Service publishes information on their website, informing parent/carers on how to start their child at school. However, the responsibility for applying online for a child to start reception class, remains solely with parent/carers

Applications for places at St. Joseph's are managed through Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. This can be accessed on their school admissions page (see link below).

When to apply.

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible.

Changing schools in the middle of the year.

Mid-year applications are when you apply to transfer your child from one primary school to another primary school during a school year.
Please visit 
Changing Schools ( for further information on making an application.

The Local Governing Body of St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School adhere strictly to our admission criteria.

Stourbridge Parish Boundary Map

To check that your address falls into the parish boundary, please click on the link below then in the blue area, this will give you a full description of the parish boundaries.  Should you require any further information please contact the school office on 01384 431980 with your post code.

The School Admissions Code and School Admission Appeals Code came into force on 1st February 2012. In line with this, the Local Governing Body is required to publish a timetable for organising and hearing school admission appeals

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