St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.

Applying for a place

Our school is a Voluntary-Aided School, which means the Governors have responsibility for admissions to the school. In order to apply for a place in Nursery or Reception, you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and provide a 'Certificate of Catholic Practice' from your Priest (if applicable) in addition to the standard application form from Hertfordshire County Council.  You can download the additional forms below, and once completed, they should be returned to the school office by the closing date of application in the academic year prior to the child starting either Nursery or Reception.


Please note: a place at Nursery DOES NOT guarantee a place in Reception and separate applications must be made. Please also remember to complete the Local Authority application.

30 hours parent info.

The government website Childcare Choices,, brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time is now live. This website allows parents to sign up for tax-free childcare and check their eligibility for the 30 hours free childcare.

Parents can check their eligibility for 30 hours free childcare and will be able to receive an eligibility voucher code through the system.

Certificate of Catholic Practice

To assist you in working out whether you are 'living within the Parish' or 'living outside the Parish' please see below information on Parish Boundaries.


The Parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph’s includes:

The eight Civil Parishes of Hertford, Hertford Heath, Bayford, Bramfield, Brickendon Liberty, Hertingfordbury, Little Berkhampstead and Stapleford. Those parts of Bengeo and Sacombe Civil Parishes west of the A602. That part of Stanstead St Margarets Civil Parish west of the A10. All in East Herts District.

Note: By agreement between Hertford and Ware Parishes, and with the consent of the Diocese, the A 10 becomes the boundary between the parishes from where it crosses the River Lea Navigation to where it meets Hoddesdon Parish Boundary opposite Dells Wood and midway between the Hertford Road and Hailey Lane crossings.

Agreed by Lea Valley Deanery 13.9.94: Herts Area Advisory Council 29.1.96

School Tours

School Tours 


Tours are by appointment only. Please contact the school office on 01992 583 148  to check availability as spaces are limited.  We request that no more than 2 adults, per family.

In the meantime, please take a look at our school video, prospectus, Frequently Asked Questions information and website. 

Nursery Class Admissions September 2024

We welcome applications to our Nursery starting September 2024. This process is for children who were born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.

  • 15 hours funded provision in the mornings
  • 30 hours free funded childcare
  • Early Years curriculum
  • afternoon sessions available via St Joseph’s Playgroup

Applications open: 1st February 2024

Closing date: 25th February 2024

Allocation Day: 9th March 2024

Acceptance deadline: 27th March 2024

To apply for our Nursery please complete a Nursery Application form.


Please contact the office should you have any queries 01992 583 148.

Reception Class Admissions September 2024

We welcome applications to our School Reception class starting September 2024. This process is for children who were born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

The application process opens on 1st November 2023.  Please complete our supplementary information form and return to the school office by 15th January 2024.

Applications open: 1st November 2023

Closing date: 15th January 2024

Allocation day: 16th April 2024

You must also apply online at Hertfordshire Admissions 

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