St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School


Headteacher's Welcome

On behalf of myself, the staff, pupils and governors of St Joseph's, I would like to warmly welcome you to our wonderful school. 

'Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we live, love and learn'

St Joseph’s is a very special place with Christ at the centre of everything we do.  

Children are blessings from God, each one of them with a unique set of gifts and talents, which we strive to help them uncover and nurture in an environment of praise and encouragement. 

We set high expectations for excellence and expect each child to reach their full potential. We want our children to develop a passion for life through a rich and diverse curriculum, which gives them opportunities to learn new and exciting things every day, in a fun and happy environment.
Children have the right to be safe and as such, safeguarding is our highest priority.

We know that you, as parents, are the most important 'first teachers' for your children. You have loved and nurtured them, celebrated each milestone and caught them as they is our commitment to you that we will continue to do this whilst they are in our care, here at school.

We work in close partnership with our families, operating an “open door” policy.

I know that you and your family will find St Joseph’s to be a welcoming and friendly environment where, when you come through our doors, you join a family that you'll always be a part of, in which your child will feel safe, secure and valued.

If there's anything I can do to help, please just let me know

Kindest wishes

Annie Douglas


Headteacher's welcome

Our Mission  

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we live, love and learn 


Our Aims 

  • Encourage everyone in school to flourish by developing their gifts and talents given by God. 

  • Understand the needs, wishes and aspirations of everyone in school, instilling values which will enable all to develop self-esteem and respect for each other and the wider community. 

  • To provide the opportunity for children to welcome Jesus into their lives through “Come and See” and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. 

  • To take all opportunities to promote children’s learning, spirituality, morality, relationships, safety, health and well-being. 

  • Ensure that every child recognises and develops their sensitivity and awareness of other people’s faiths and circumstances in order to become responsible, global citizens.

  • Following the example of Jesus, enable everyone to acknowledge the importance of the role of parents, carers and friends within our school and parish family.


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About Us

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Cedar Road
Tel: 01257 265998
Fax: 01257 233107