Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love

                                 If your child is starting with us in September 2020, you will soon receive an invitation to visit.                                             In the meantime, please follow the link HERE to find some information just for you!


Check out our NEWS section for all the latest news and pictures from our school.

All the latest information for parents/carers can be found by following this link.


 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".

Click here to download a copy of our  PROSPECTUS

You can arrange a visit by contacting the school office on 01273 556607

Email: admin@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Serving the communities within the Parish of St Joseph’s and St John the Baptist, Hollingdean and beyond, we reach out to all.

We hope that this website 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.

Click here for a copy of this year's term dates

 An Important Health and Safety message from Miss Morrison

I am aware that some parents have been taking their children to the beach after school. While I appreciate that the weather has been very hot and it is tempting- as so many people in and beyond Brighton have done-  I urge you not to do this.

Crowds gather on the beach in Bournemouth

If you spend time on a crowded beach, you are putting us all at risk.

If you have accepted a place for your child during partial closure, then you are also agreeing to help us to limit exposure  to the virus for other children and adults in school. YOU have a duty of care to the school community. Therefore, you have a choice, you either choose to send your children into school, or you choose to take them to crowded beach but you cannot do both. It is not fair. Thank you for your support and understanding.


For our children who will not be in school, we have set up Home Learning Opportunities- see the image below. We are aware that some of our pupils do not have access to laptops or ipads and so we are offering an alternative. Teachers have prepared  paper copies of work for the children to do at home. These can be collected from the foyer every Monday (during term time) between 10 and 2pm 

As we prepare to begin our last term of the year, although we remain partially closed, please be assured that we are still here, perhaps virtually but always connected as a school family. We are regularly updating the school website and our Twitter page to make sure that we can all share what we have been doing and your fantastic learning. Please do share your work through the email address:


      Parents/ Carers can also contact the school office through admin@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk

 If you would like to find out what your friends have been working on, then you may like to check out our class pages.

Click on the link above to find ideas, resources and links to home learning opportunities. 


This year, we were once again, very pleased with our place on the Primary School League tables. We are in the top 20% of Brighton schools for the % of pupils achieving the expected level in RWM (reading, writing and maths) combined, significantly above National. Likewise we were in the top 20% for pupils who made at least expected progress in reading and maths between KS1 and 2.

I would like to thank all the staff for their continued hard work and dedication. And you, our school community - we could not do it without you.

 Fran Morrison (Head Teacher)

                                         We are OFSTED graded GOOD!


                                                                      November 2017                           How do we compare?                          Featured in the GSG


You can find us on Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton, BN1 7BF

Click HERE to see the term dates for the academic year 2020/21

Open Days: 

Tuesday October 20th 2020 at 9.30 and 10.30

 Monday November 16th at 2pm

Or please ring for an appointment.

Latest School Calendar Events

Year 1 picnic13Jul2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Grassy bank at front of school

Year 2 Picnic14Jul2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Grassy bank at front of school

Year 3 picnic15Jul2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Grassy bank at front of school

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>