Aim high, dream big… That’s what we encourage each child to aspire towards, by fostering the self-belief needed to achieve their goals.
We believe in every child. Each is important.
By inspiring our pupils to be future leaders, innovators, designers, artists or anything they choose to be, we hope they’ll help create a better world for all.
As a strong community where leaders, pupils, parents, staff, governors and all stakeholders work together to achieve the best outcomes, our pupils are actively involved in their learning and contribute to school development, such as playing a vital role in shaping our curriculum.
‘Together We Can’ is our motto, embodying our belief that every child can succeed and thrive when we work together. This collective spirit of unity has been exemplified in the way we’ve pulled together during the COVID crisis to support both our school family and the wider community. It’s simply an integral part of our ethos as a school.
Our school vision is based on Christ’s teachings of love, tolerance, respect and forgiveness. We live out these values in our daily lives, celebrate diversity, and value each person and their right to freedom of speech.
Academically, our curriculum is based upon the high expectations we hold for every pupil. English and Maths are a priority but there is an emphasis on all foundation subjects. Our wider curriculum incorporates enterprise skills where pupils learn about business as well as essential life skills, including visits from inspirational speakers and professionals who show what hard work and motivation can achieve.
We believe that every child has the right to a curriculum that discovers their true strengths. So we nurture our pupils to be articulate, numerate, with the ability to reason and problem solve. Above all, we help them develop innate resilience, self-confidence and kindness.
Our staff are dedicated and innovative with genuine pride in our school. We’re also fortunate to be surrounded by lush greenery and a thriving forest area, utilised to support learning outside the classroom. We have a large playing field, a forest zone, adventure playgrounds and dedicated areas where pupils grow their own vegetables, flowers and plants.
St Joseph’s is a family.
And, as with all loving families, our children are our priority, our purpose and our joy.
Mrs Leonore Fernandes, Headteacher