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Welcome to St Joseph’s
“It was a joy and a privilege to visit the Federation of schools, and to meet the school’s community. I was delighted to note the sense of joy and harmony which pervades it.”
The Most Reverend John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark
We are one of the most sought-after primary schools in South London, with 150 years of rich history serving the communities of Dulwich, Norwood and Crystal Palace
We provide an outstanding education to children in an inclusive community guided by the Gospel values, traditions and beliefs of the Catholic faith.
Our greatest strength is our amazing and committed staff, who are creative, innovative and nurture our students to be ambitious and to achieve; each year our Year 6 students gain places at leading state and independent secondary schools (including through scholarships and bursaries).
With a site of over 12,500m2, we have the largest grounds of any school in our area and provide generous support to our pupils and our community; we recognise that by all working together, we can help every child achieve their full potential.
St Joseph’s is in the Archdiocese of Southwark.
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St Joseph's StoriesMeet our staff, pupils and parents
I started my teaching career at St Joseph’s, and after some time working for a school in North London, I returned in 2020. I believe in nurturing within our pupils a life-long love of writing, not only because it is stimulating and enjoyable, but also to help them enthusiastically talk, perform and positively engage with a range of subjects across the curriculum. All of this prepares them well for the demands of secondary school.
Since 2021, I have led the use of The Write Stuff programme to really develop our students’ creative writing. The programme is carefully structured and learning is layered week by week, with children building up writing skills daily. I believe our young writers need to experience the world beyond the classroom and so throughout the school, you will find that each year group will visit a London theatre, and participate in a workshop or production at least once a term.
I joined St Joseph’s from reception in 2012, in Mrs Gresham’s and Mrs Leggett’s class. At St Joseph’s, I represented the school in dance, quiz, cross-country, swimming, football and netball and in my final year, I was Head Girl.
Thanks to the excellent start I received at St Joseph’s, and a lot of hard work and study, I received offers from all four of the independent schools I applied for, including one academic scholarship. I chose James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) in Dulwich as it had an excellent academic reputation, lots of extra-curricular clubs (especially music and drama) as well as amazing sporting facilities. Outside of school, I am a competitive rhythmic gymnast and I hope to have a career in film or on stage after I finish university.
I have attended St Joseph’s ever since nursery and I have greatly enjoyed my time here. It is an exceptional school which has nurtured a large range of different children with different personalities to achieve their full potential, thus living amazing lives. I enjoy swimming and cricket and my favourite subject is Maths as it challenges my brain and I enjoy problem-solving. I love to read as it takes me into my own world of imagination.
I worked really hard to get offers from five fantastic independent schools as well as one leading grammar school, all in South London. It was difficult to make the decision but I am pleased to say I shall be attending Dulwich College from September 2022.