Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love



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 next year's TERM DATES (2022-2023)



Our School Vision Statement:

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has a commitment to the well-being of every child. We see our school as an inclusive community.

The development of the whole child is at the heart of our mission as a Catholic school community. To enable every individual regardless of ability to achieve their full potential, to prepare for future life and to become life long learners, to participate in and contribute to the global world and practise the core values of the school: respect, tolerance, inclusion and excellence. 



Winter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Calendar

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme provides enriching activities, meals and support to targeted school-aged children who are in Reception to Year 11 during the school Easter, Summer, and Christmas holidays. Your child needs to receive benefits-related free school meals in order to take part in the scheme.

This is the link to the HAF calendar showing the free activities available    https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/winter-holiday-activities-and-food-haf-calendar

This is the link to the online form that needs to be filled in so your child can get their unique code   https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=-nWWmOZFUkuqJwYnV60pLfStzGPyEPRMkDFeTnjSMvZUNkY1QkZEMThEVDZIMklLVjdEQlFXRlg4VS4u

Five simple steps to holding a successful open day in your practice - DPAS

Open Days and Information:

We have recently held our Open Days for prospective families for September 2023. If you were unable to make them, we would love to show you around our school. Please ring the school office to make an appointment.

Click HERE for further information about what makes our school so special.

Click HERE for Mrs Thompson's (our EYFS Lead) Power Point presentation.


Click on each picture for quick links to our most visited pages.


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Pre-COVID and the last time pupils were formally tested, we were once again, very pleased with our place on the  Primary School League Tables. We were in the top 20% of Brighton schools for the % of pupils achieving the expected level in RWM (reading, writing and maths) combined - significantly above the National.

Likewise, we were in the top 20% for pupils who made at least expected progress in reading and maths between KS1 and 2 (July 2019)



                                         We are OFSTED graded GOOD!


                                    Ofsted Report -December 2022                     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 2022/23


Latest School Calendar Events

Summer Half Term break - School Closed29May2023

Swimming for Year 501Jun2023

All pupils back to school05Jun2023

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>