We are extremely proud of our school and see our pupils flourish in a trusting and encouraging environment where they feel heard and valued. Our smaller size creates a breadth of opportunity and responsibility for your child that you can rarely find elsewhere. At St Joseph’s we don’t just talk about values, we really live them.

Our school…

Encourages curiosity, creativity and compassion

Our school is both ambitious and down-to-earth; we believe nurturing curiosity, creativity and compassion is as important as exam results. St Joseph’s is a creative school, where pupils are encouraged to be individuals and to develop a curiosity for learning.

Provides tailored education

We know all our pupils as individuals and tailor their education around them, not the other way around. We stretch our pupils, find their strengths, support their needs and celebrate their dreams; bringing the best out of everybody. At St Joseph’s, no child ‘gets lost’ in the middle; all abilities are supported and nurtured equally.

Creates an atmosphere of warmth and trust

St Joseph’s is a school that really cares. We are known for our high quality pastoral care and holistic approach. Our close community of teachers, pupils and parents brings a strong sense of acceptance and understanding to the way people treat each other. Our pupils are never made to fit a ‘template’, they are instead given the freedom to shine, create and achieve without unhealthy pressure.

Lives its values

Our strong moral and spiritual ethos naturally guides everything we do; a set of values that are lived by the children and clearly demonstrated in the way they behave and take care of each other. St Joseph’s provides a warm and inclusive community where pupils of any faith or no faith are welcomed.

Commits to affordable independent education

At St Joseph’s we invest prudently to make sure we will always be able to provide affordable and inclusive education to pupils from all backgrounds. We are genuinely committed to providing the very best for our pupils without creating an ‘elitist’ environment.

Embraces the future

St Joseph’s is a forward-thinking and evolving school, changing its approach to meet the demands and pressures of a fast-moving world. Adapting and flourishing in the face of change is arguably the key skill young people need today, and here we lead by example. We are always seeking to learn, transform and seek new challenges whilst we encourage our pupils to do the same.

Gives life-long skills

St Joseph’s provides an essential stepping stone to the world, one that sets up our pupils to flourish in adult life with the skills and confidence they need. Our pupils are well-rounded, kind young people who believe in themselves and develop lifelong friendships.

Is recognised nationally for its achievements

St Joseph’s has won several awards over recent years including TES Independent School of the Year, Outstanding Progress at the Education Business Awards and Outstanding Leadership Team at the Leadership Awards.

Testimonials

“I have been very impressed with the way that St Joseph’s has handled the very difficult time during the Pandemic and the boys have thrived under the school. It has really been an amazing start to their lives”

Parent Testimonial

“We have all loved the boys time at St Joseph’s and I cannot speak highly of both the teaching and pastoral care the boys have received.”

Parent Testimonial

“Pupils have a very positive attitude towards supporting other people both within the school and the wider community.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils embrace positively the diversity of their school and respect and value their differences.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils display an excellent level of responsibility for their own behaviour and appreciate the needs of others.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils achieve success in a wide range of activities both within and beyond the classroom.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils have a strong focus in lessons and work positively, both as independent and collaborative learners.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils make strong progress and achieve results in examinations that exceed the expectations of their predictions.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils are highly confident and resilient individuals but without any sense of brashness or arrogance, looking ahead positively to what they can achieve.”

ISI Report May 2022

“Pupils are highly focussed in class and show an excellent attitude towards their learning.”

ISI Report May 2022

“My children loved each day and always spoke very highly of the team. When you meet the staff, you can understand why.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“This is a great setting in which my two children absolutely thrived.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“If you are planning for your child to attend Reception and beyond at St Joseph’s, then Pre-Reception is the best place to start as it will give them a gentle transition to full-time school.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“The facilities – both inside and outside – are very modern and varied. The children have the choice of a wide range of activities and are able to spend a lot of time outside.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“My son made incredible progress with his learning and confidence whilst in Early Years which helped him transition seamlessly into Reception”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“I always felt that my son was being so well cared for, in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“The Pre-Reception teachers are wonderful. They take great care of the children and make learning so fun.”

Parent of a Pre-reception pupil

“A fantastic setting that really did provide my son with the best possible start to his school education.”

Parent of a Pre-Reception pupil

“It's a warm and friendly environment with excellent teachers who genuinely care. The children are provided with the tools and support they need to fulfill their potential. The school is value for money and provides plenty of extra-curricular activities.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“What makes St Joseph’s special is the community, the passion of the staff for making the best learning environment and the pastoral care.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“St Joseph’s is an extremely nurturing and supportive community for my daughter to learn and develop.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“What makes St Joseph’s different is the attention to detail, the family atmosphere across all ages and the spiritual worship and values that are promoted in learning. The mix of years on one site is very unique.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“St Joseph’s has a caring community which shines through in all sorts of ways - e.g. staff seem to know your child (no matter how quiet), they respond to things quickly; occasions like Christmas and Easter concerts are thoughtful and moving; quirks and differences are accepted.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“What I like most about St Joseph’s is its small size and caring attitude. It’s also run like a business which gives me confidence that the fees are being used wisely and also kept at a reasonable level.”

parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“We chose St Joseph’s because of the small class sizes, music, support for middle achievers, emphasis on the whole person not just academic results”

Parent of a pupil at St Joseph’s

“It’s a community, no-one gets lost”

St Joseph’s alumnus

“My time at St Joseph’s was the highlight of my education… it’s still really alive in my memory”

St Joseph’s alumna

“they pushed you to be your best”

St Joseph’s alumnus

“there was always someone there to pick you up”

St Joseph’s alumna

“you were never just a number”

St Joseph’s alumna

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