A warm welcome to the website for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School!



Our next Inservice date is Friday 27th March




                           Why choose St Joseph’s Catholic School for your children?

Our school is small and friendly, we have a shared belief that each child is unique and a gift from God. Our small numbers mean that we know each child as an individual. The children know each other well; they themselves describe St Joseph’s a family. As in all families, we have our ups and down, our quarrels and arguments, but we follow Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness. We love our school, many visitors comments on the good behaviour of our pupils and the ethos of respect combined with fun and friendship. 


 We still have places across the school, please come and visit our lovely school and secure your child's place. You won't be disappointed!

We also have a Pre-School on our site, scroll down this page for more details.

If you have any questions or would like to visit, please call the school office on (01273) 556607 where we would be delighted to help.

Please don't forget to check the NEWS pencil for all the latest updates.


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What OFSTED say about us:

"This is a good school"

"Pupils make good progress during their time at St Joseph’s, despite many entering the school with knowledge and skills well below those expected for their age. As a result, the majority of pupils achieve well by the time they leave the school and their attainment is in line with their peers nationally."

"Teachers work hard to ensure that lessons interest and engage learners. They make sure that work is matched well to pupils’ needs. They provide a good level of support for pupils who struggle with learning, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, or those who speak English as an additional language."

"Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning."

The curriculum promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well.

"Leaders and managers have set up effective systems to ensure that pupils are given maximum opportunity to achieve as well as they can. They recognise that there has been underachievement in the past, and have worked hard to ensure that this is no longer the case."

"The strong governing body has a clear view of the school’s strengths and has carefully planned the next steps for its further improvement."

Ofsted 2013 - Download our latest report

Ofsted Report 2013



Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities you undertake. The purpose of our school website is to help you make that choice and to give you valuable information about our school.

St Joseph’s is part of the National Catholic Education System, and functions in partnership with the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and Brighton and Hove Local Authority. We strive to promote the values of our Christian faith throughout our daily life; to deepen and kindle the child’s relationship with God through prayer, worship and liturgy. We provide a religious syllabus, which develops our children's knowledge and understanding of our faith.

At St Joseph’s we always put children first. This important characteristic is at the heart of our vision. At St Joseph’s we celebrate richness and diversity. Individuals are valued and encouraged through the understanding that each is uniquely created and loved by God.

We have enthusiastic, inspirational staff who are committed to educating the whole child. Through our creative approach to the curriculum, we take the children on exciting and informative learning journeys; enabling all to flourish and achieve.

We work to develop a sense of community and partnership through prayer, worship and mutual respect for each other and our world.

As parents, you play an important role in the education of your child and I hope that this will be the beginning of a happy and rewarding relationship with your family. Strong, committed partnerships between our school and our parents play a crucial role in our children’s development into young adults. By working together we will give your child the best start in life.

We recognise that you will expect the very best education for your child. At St. Joseph's you will find excellent opportunities for them to achieve their potential. We nurture the individual child’s gifts and talents through sporting, music and computer clubs.

As a smaller than average primary school, we have the unique opportunity to get to know each and every one of our pupils well. Our pastoral care is second to none. As well as a full time learning mentor, we have a welfare assistant who supports our children and families by ensuring that attendance is above average.

Our website offers you an insight into the life of St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We would like you to see more and would be delighted to arrange a visit for you and your child.


Please check the News Section for the latest updates and procedures for school closure in adverse weather.



Please check the policy section for consultation details on our  2015-16 Admission Policy








St.Joseph's Pre-school

We have a nursery called St Joseph's Pre-school Playgroup on our site which has purpose built premises and an 'outstanding' OFSTED grade (2010). The Pre-school is open term-time only, Monday to Friday from 8.20am to 3.05pm and takes children from 2 years to school age. From the term after children turn 3, the Pre-school offers 15 hours per week free. There are limited free places for 2 year olds with families on low incomes. Extra hours are optional and cost £4.80 per hour for 3 & 4 year olds and £5.40 per hour for 2 year olds. Please call 01273 911438 or email stjosephs.playgroup@gmail.com to find out more.

Phone: 01273 911438 or 07757 865 277




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