Still looking for a school place for September? Look no further, we have the perfect school for you!
Small classes, committed staff, happy, well behaved children and above average progress. We have places throughout the school and we love to welcome visitors, so please do make an appointment to see for yourself.
You can find us on Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton, BN1 7BF
We are OFSTED graded GOOD!
November 2017 How do we compare? Featured in the GSG
We were delighted to find out, following the recent publication of the school performance results, that out of 71 schools in Brighton and Hove, St Joseph's were ranked
1st for Maths progress
2nd for Reading progress
5th for Writing progress
Well done everyone! If you'd like to see the full set of tables, please click on THIS LINK
Check out our NEWS section for all the latest news and pictures from our school.
We hope that this site will act as a guide to the way we, at St Joseph's Catholic School, strive to achieve the aims set out in our Mission Statement. This website has been designed to provide the school's community, prospective parents and children with accurate and up to date information.
Please take some time to look around and see the many opportunities we offer to the children in our care.
Click on the main headings on the top of the page to find out more.
If you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please ask at the school office.
Tucked away in the hills of Hollingdean, a small school with a big heart and great ambition.
As a Catholic school, we welcome children of all faiths and none; our diversity is our great strength.
We are a small school with beautifully behaved children and very supportive, friendly staff.
Visitors to our school often remark on the calm, spacious environment and warm welcome. Our Ofsted report also made reference to the family atmosphere.
Our children say "If you spend just one day here, you know everyone by the end of the day" and "even the staff are friends".
One of our parents said that our "happy team and happy pupils look forward to coming to school every day".
Another said "There is something very special about the school and the care and welfare of its pupils is paramount".
One teacher said "St. Joseph's is a wonderfully warm and welcoming school. From the offset, staff and children demonstrate exceptional kindness, consideration and inclusiveness. As an NQT, a first post can incur great apprehension, but St. Joseph's ensured I had the support I needed, giving me time and input to learn, and opportunities to share my own experience. There is a lot of good provision for positive behaviour, creating a lovely learning environment for the children, and the school shares values that encourage a deep level of reflection particular to this school. There is a lot of joy in teaching these classes."
Research shows that significantly smaller class sizes are proven to improve academic achievement, as the ability to spend more time with each child allows teachers to get to know their personal strengths, weaknesses and learning styles, ensuring that their individual needs are met.
At St Joseph's we are very lucky to have such a high adult to child ratio. Our small classes not only ensure that our children feel safe and listened to but also ensure that no child is left behind in their learning. We know our children well and can offer a personalised programme so that there is no limit to what they can achieve.
We have places across the school, please visit us and secure your child's place. You will not be disappointed!
Click here to download a copy of our PROSPECTUS
You can arrange a visit by contacting the school office on 01273 556607
Serving the communities within the Parish of St Joseph’s and St John the Baptist, Hollingdean and beyond, we reach out to all.
Click HERE to see the term dates for the academic year 2018/2019
Latest School Calendar Events
- Cardinal Newman taster day20Jun2019
- Cardinal Newman taster day for Year 6 pupils26Jun2019
- Year 6 Production04Jul2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm