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St Joseph's Catholic

Head Teacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We are situated in the London Borough of Bexley, in the Diocese of Southwark.

St Joseph’s is a successful, happy school which has proudly served the local community for over 150 years. Our core values of ‘Love, Learn, Live’ support our pupils to: understand the love of God and neighbour; fulfil their academic potential, give each pupil the experiences and skills which will enable them to live their lives to the fullest extent as successful, confident and responsible individuals.

Our pupils enjoy a well ordered, safe and respectful environment where each child is valued for who they are.

Our pupils enjoy a well ordered, safe and respectful environment where each child is valued for who they are. As a small school we know each of our children as individuals and visitors often comment on our friendly family ethos. As a school we are committed to offering an exciting curriculum with a wealth of different experiences including extensive music opportunities, wide ranging clubs and an interesting and varied programme of visits and theme days.

Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support each pupil to do their best in a culture of high expectations. Class teachers are supported by language, music and sports specialist teachers. We are fortunate to have super teaching assistants supporting the learning in each classroom.

Ofsted February 2018 said of us

‘The school’s stimulating curriculum ensures that pupils are reluctant to miss a day of their education. Pupils brim with enthusiasm for their learning’.

Educational standards at St Joseph's are high. Our results in reading (including phonics), writing and mathematics are consistently higher than national levels including the high percentage of children who reach working at 'greater depth'. Our children leave St Joseph's with the grades and aptitude to succeed at the wide variety of secondary schools available in Bexley and Kent.

We work in partnership with parents and carers and recognise the importance and challenges of their role. We offer support and guidance with curriculum expectations, with regular communication and opportunities to be involved in school life. Smiley Ark, an independent club, run a morning and after school service on site, exclusively for our pupils.

We offer an attractive, well maintained learning environment with large airy classrooms, a dedicated computer suite, art room, music room, library, learning support rooms and an environmental garden with extensive grass play areas. We have our own kitchen with all meals cooked on site. Crayford railway station is a 15 minute walk away.

We are a diverse, friendly Catholic community, welcoming families from all different
backgrounds, bound together in the aim of offering the very best for our children.