Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
Together we are inspired, by the life of St Joseph, to live, love and learn!
St Joseph’s is a small half-form entry school with four mixed-aged classes catering for children aged 4 to 11 years. We are a warm and caring school; visitors, staff, governors and parents often comment on the ‘feel’ of the school and how special the atmosphere is, we are we are the school of 'happiness'. We pride ourselves on our distinctive Catholic ethos.
At St Joseph’s, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are and central to our Catholic ethos. Our commitment to these values is unwavering- we celebrate the uniqueness of all our pupils and our wider community. Pope Francis tells us: ‘Diversity is a richness!’
Through love and as a eucharistic community, we share, inspire and motivate our children so they can be the best they can be. As a community we believe passionately in education and strive to provide a rich and varied curriculum to enrich our children’s lives.
"What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not community, and no community not lived in praise of God." T.S. Eliot
At St Joseph’s we consider ourselves a family, we believe in the importance of home, school and parish community links. As Christian educators we strive to ensure children excel, not just academically but in faith and as individuals. Our children learn to love God, themselves, love each other and the world around them- Catholic social teaching underpins all that we do.
Children learn best when they are happy and the staff work hard to ensure that they know the children well and that the children develop good behaviour for learning. We have high expectations of our children and this includes their behaviour, attendance, punctuality, uniform and mutual respect for one another.
We hope you will take time to browse our website to find out more about what makes St Joseph’s such a special place to work, learn and play.
God Bless, Mrs Maguire
"The person the child is becoming is as important as what they already know."
As Catholic Educators we aim to...
Search for EXCELLENCE
Nurture the UNIQUENESS of the individual
Strive for the education of the WHOLE person
Value education for ALL
Develop MORAL principles
Encourage our children to be WITNESSES of the world
LOVE is at the core of our mission, the person of Jesus is at our heart:
"Love God AND your neighbour." (Matthew 22:36-38)
"Love God IN your neighbour." (Matthew 25:40)
"Treat others as you would be treated." (Matthew 7:12)
Gospel values guide us
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is part of The Rosary Trust.
For more information please see: https://www.therosarytrust.co.uk/