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".

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!



We have a wonderful team of staff, who are committed to the vision, success and progress of the school.

Please scroll down for a detailed list of our staff members for the academic year 2019/2020

Miss Morrison

Head Teacher


Mrs Foan 

Deputy Head Teacher

 Year 6 Teacher (Mon-Tues) St Teresa's Class

Mr Muschamp

Business Manager


                                 Mrs Skinner  

Year 6 Teacher Wed-Fri

St Teresa's Class

Member of Leadership Team

                                    Miss Azor

  Year 5 Teacher

St Peter's Class


Mr Fishman


 Year 3/4 Teacher

St John the Baptist's Class

Miss Green

Year 2/3 Teacher

St George's Class


Mrs Seymour


Year 1 Teacher

St Clare's Class

Mrs Thompson 

Early Years/Foundation Stage Teacher

St Anne's Class 

Member of Leadership Team

Mrs Davies

SENDCO/Safeguarding Lead

Member of Leadership Team

Mrs Arnold 

Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant

Miss Hill

Teaching Assistant/SENDCO support and admin/PPA Computing

Mrs Mulholland

Teaching Assistant

St Anne's Class/MinibusTeam

Mrs Judd

 Teaching Assistant

MDSA/Breakfast Club

  Mrs Cox

  Teaching Assistant

 Mid-day supervisor/Minibus Team

Mrs Greener

Teaching Assistant  St Teresa's Class

Breakfast Club

Mrs Hill

Teaching Assistant 

PPA cover - ART

Miss Taylor

Teaching Assistant 


Mrs Jones

Individual Needs Assistant

 Mrs Budd





1:1/small group booster/support


Miss Pippa

P.E./Sports Coach

Mrs Muschamp


Office Admin (Monday and Tuesday)


Mrs Carlin

Office Admin (Weds-Friday)

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Messenger

Welfare and Attendance


School Cook

Mr Lakeman


                                    School Caretaker