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'Inspired by joy, we grow together as members of a unique family who respect love and forgive each other'


Dear Parents,

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School website. At St Joseph’s, we support our parents and families, to help their children to continue grow in the love of Christ to achieve their full potential. Children only get one childhood and it is our responsibility to get it right. It is a privilege to be a Headteacher and an even greater privilege to be the Headteacher of St Joseph’s.

Here at St Joseph’s we aim to eliminate any circumstances that may be a barrier to learning and progress. We hold the highest of expectations and work to support each child to achieve success, not only academically, but socially, morally, spiritually and culturally. We know that high aspirations lead to high standards and this is our vision for each and every pupil. It is our hope that by giving our children the very best start in life, it will put them on a solid trajectory for their future. I believe this to be not just a matter of importance, but one of social justice. 

We encourage our children to work with a growth mind set and understand the steps of learning through focussed memory work and metacognitive techniques. This is supported by a carefully planned and sequenced, knowledge rich curriculum to develop conceptual understanding.

With our Catholic faith at the centre of everything we do, our carefully designed topics are embedded with a social, moral and spiritual purpose and where possible, they reflect the cultural heritage of our pupils and our locality. 

Our exceptional staff, visionary governing body and supportive parish together help create the conditions to nurture spiritually, grow in faith and live our mission:   ‘Inspired by joy, we grow together as members of a unique family who respect love and forgive each other'.


Mrs Clare Baron