Consultation on parish boundary changes relating to the Admissions Policies of St. Joseph’s, Pudsey and St. Mary’s, Menston

Admissions consultation regarding Policies for Admission for September 2018. THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.


As the admissions’ Authority for the schools within the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust, the Directors wish to consult in accordance with the Admissions Code on the following changes to the boundaries covered in the admissions policies for

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Pudsey, a Voluntary Academy
  • St. Mary’s Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy

The Bishop has authorised under canon law the change to parish boundaries as given in the description below:

“After consulting the Council of Priests on 13 July 2016, I wish to inform you that the
boundaries of the Parish of St Joseph, Pudsey and the Parish of St Mary, Bradford have been redrawn with the territory bounded by Bradford Road, Daleside Road, Galloway Lane and the Calder Valley Railway Line being ceded to the Parish of St Joseph, Pudsey.”

Bishop Marcus Stock

This increases the catchment area for St Joseph’s, Pudsey and St. Mary’s, Menston.

The purpose of the school is to provide a Catholic education to the families within the defined areas as outlined in our existing policy, this proposed change is to assist in fulfilling that mission.

The attached Admissions Policies for St. Jospeh's and St. Mary's are given for your information:

St Mary's Menston Admission Policy 2018 DRAFT (PDF)
St Joseph's Pudsey Admission Policy 2018 DRAFT (PDF)
St Joseph's parish boundaries extension December 2016 Map (PDF)

If you would like to comment on these proposals please contact Anne Tindall, Clerk to the Trust, via the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust website or at St. Mary’s, Menston, by 31 January 2017.

THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.