Admissions Policy and Procedures

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Tours of the school in action are conducted regularly by the Headteacher, please contact the School Office if you would like to arrange a visit.

In addition, we hold annual Open Mornings for prospective parents in November each year which include a short introductory talk by the headteacher followed by a tour of the school.  The dates for this year are Thursday 1st November 2018 and Wednesday 14th November 2018 – Headteacher’s talk at 9.30am followed by tours of the school.

St. Joseph’s is a voluntary aided school in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.  The school was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church and is in Trusteeship of the Diocese.The school is conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with canon law, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. It seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

The school offers a Catholic education. The governors expect that parents applying for places for their children will accept and uphold the Catholic character and ethos of the school. The school was set up primarily to serve the Catholic community in St. Joseph’s Parish, Dorking. The relevant parish map can be viewed by clicking the link below. Although Catholic children have priority of admission, the Governing Body also welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.

Having consulted with the Diocese, Local Authority, other admission authorities and other relevant groups, the Governors intend to admit into the reception class, in September 2019, up to 27 pupils without reference to ability or aptitude.

Click on the links below to view our Admission Policy for the relevant year which details our admission procedures and criteria. Our school application form, the Supplementary Information Form, is also available to download.

Alternatively, information regarding admissions arrangements may be found on the Local Authority( Surrey County Council) website.


Admissions Policy 2019-20

The Admission Policy and  Supplementary Information Form for entry during the school year 2019-20 have now been formally determined by the Governing Body and can be accessed below.