Ofsted Report

Dear Parents,

After our recent short Ofsted Inspection, the report arrived in school yesterday. I have attached a copy for you to read. The report will also appear on the Ofsted website in the coming days

The report highlights many strengths of our school, and is testament to a whole community working together to ensure the best possible experiences for our pupils. This school continues to be good, and the inspector goes on to say that the school may have improved significantly overall. As a result, our next inspection will be a Section 5 inspection when the overall judgement of the school could be amended. The inspector highlights the school’s ambition for continued pupil improvement and the broad and balanced curriculum.

Thank you to you, our parents, for your ongoing support. It is greatly appreciated. We are committed to providing the very best educational experiences for our pupils and I know that you as parents share that passion with us. The way in which you support our school and your children contributes to the inspector’s judgement of the school.

We are very fortunate that there is such a dedicated team of staff here at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School who give their all each and every day to ensure the school continues to move forward and constantly strives to do better. I would very much like to thank them and my fellow governors, for all that they do for our pupils. It is a team effort, but I would like to thank Mrs. Husain personally for her work over a number of years and also coming into the school whilst on adoption leave to meet with the Inspector.

We can all be very proud of St Joseph’s Primary school, and I am pleased that the report reflects where we are at this moment in time. Dr Viana and the rest of the staff will continue to strive for the very best for each and every child in their care and build on where we are now.

Enjoy reading the report.


Andrew Heffernan
Chair of Governors

Open Morning for Parents

Are you considering St. Joseph's as a school for your child?

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. The attitudes towards learning that the children develop in their first few years of education will stay with them throughout their lives and so we want to help parents make an informed decision.

On Wednesday 7th November we are holding a meeting for parents who are thinking about sending their children to St. Joseph's. All parents considering a place at St. Joseph’s Catholic school are welcome to attend but you should be aware that this meeting is principally aimed at parents who have a child who will turn 5 years old between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

9:30am - Tea and coffee
9:45am - Welcome from Headteacher
10:00am - Tour of the school
10:15am - End of meeting

Please note there is no entry after 9:30am so please be prompt.