As a voluntary aided school, the governors of St Joseph’s have responsibility for decisions regarding admissions of pupils to our school. St Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College is an 11-16 co-education Roman Catholic Secondary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford. It is maintained by the Bolton Local Authority (LA). As a Voluntary Aided School the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.
The Governing Body recognises that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established. This is focused on designated parish communities and the Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing education for those communities. As a consequence St Joseph’s ethos is distinctly Roman Catholic and we ask all parents applying for a place and pupils attending here to respect this ethos and its importance to the St Joseph’s community. (This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the Roman Catholic faith to apply for and be considered for a place at St. Joseph’s).