The School has been judged to be OUTSTANDING by The Office For Standards in Education.

Here is an extract from the report:

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary provides an outstanding education and exemplary care for its pupil with the result that they make exceptional progress in their academic and personal development to achieve high levels of attainment. The stimulating and broad curriculum enables them to achieve extremely well, not only in the basic skills of English and mathematics, but also in many other subjects such as information and communication technology (ICT), art and music and prepares them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education. One parent’s comments in writing were typical of many, ‘The school is great at achieving a balance between nurturing my child and enabling him to perform to the best of his abilities.’ The school puts the pupils at the heart of all it does. Pupils feel exceptionally safe and in this caring environment respond extremely well to high levels of challenge. They want to do well and are rightly proud of their achievements. Parents and carers recognise the strengths of teaching and strong leadership of the headteacher, his deputy headteacher and senior staff which has created an ethos of looking for the best and constantly striving to improve. The school is exceptionally well led by the headteacher who, with the senior leadership team and the extremely strong support and partnership of the governing body, has built on the many strengths seen at the previous inspection to create an outstanding school. Staff are continually evaluating what they do, are accurate in their assessments and effective in perfecting their work. Their capacity for further improvement is excellent.

For the full report please click the link below:

Full Report 2011

OFSTED Update September 2020

You can also read the report on the Ofsted website.

Updated September 2021.