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Mission Statement

As a Catholic School we value the special identity that God’s love has created in each of us.

The Gospel inspired values of trust, honesty, self respect, self discipline and forgiveness are at the heart of our everyday loving and caring for one another.

All our curriculum activity reflects these principles as we search faithfully for excellence.

Together with parents, families, the church and the community, we encourage each individual to develop their God given talents and skills and realise their unique potential.

At Our Lady and St Joseph's we believe that every child is special and has God given talents and skills. 

We provide a Catholic education promoting the academic, physical, spiritual and social development of each child. We aim to teach what each child needs, regardless of their age, sex or ability and to provide a happy, healthy and secure environment for your child to enjoy. We seek to be a community which complements the home and the parish in attempting to live out the values of the Gospel.

We also welcome children of families who are not Catholic but seeking a Christian environment for their child. We would be pleased to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school when the atmosphere and ethos can be experienced at first hand. 

We welcome this as an opportunity to explain our aims and to be able to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Class News

Welcome Back!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Welcome back to another school year. I hope that you all had a restful summer holiday and enjoyed spending time together as a family. Everyone has settled into new classes very quickly this year and we are looking forward to working with you to ensure we can provide the very best education for all the children. We have been joined by two new members of staff; Miss Jubb in F1 and Mrs Deakin in Y2. We hope that they will be very happy during their time at Our Lady and St. Joseph’s. We also welcome back Mrs Machen from maternity leave.

We are very excited to see the completion of a new canopy at the back of the school. This will create a fabulous outdoor learning space for our children whatever the weather. We would like to thank you all for supporting the work of our wonderful PTA as the funds raised have contributed to this exciting project.

Mrs McLaughlin

Goodbye and God Bless Year 6

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Today , we have to say good bye to our wonderful Year 6's who are leaving Our Lady and St. Joseph’s to go to secondary school. Each and every one of them is a credit to their families. They have all made fantastic progress this year and have achieved really well in their SATs; I would like to thank all their families who have supported them so well during their time with us. In particular, I should like to thank those families, whose association with the school will come to an end next week, for all their support for the school over many years.

We ask God’s blessing for the future for; Tegan Aimson, Jack Andrews, Brodie Bell, Lacey Churton, Tilly Churton, Josh Coates, Jessica Cowdell, Lilli-Grace Freeman, Ayaan Goni, Marysa Green, Orlaith Hudson, Libbie Jackson, Summer Jackson, Nicole Kleba, Nojus Malakauskas, Olivia Moss, Nevaeh North, Maisy Probert, Daniel Redfern, Callum Savage, Peggy Senior, Megan Smith, Liam Stone, Jasmine Swann, Riley Turner, Tyler Weekes, Grace Wilson and Lilia Yeardley.

We also have to say goodbye to Mrs Whelan, who will be leaving us at the end of term. We thank her for all her work during her time with us and wish her all the best for the future. Mr Gouldin will begin his paternity leave in September and we look forward to him returning to school after having spent this important time with his family.

Finally, I would like to wish you and your family a relaxing summer holiday.

Mrs McLaughlin


Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

If you wish your child to have their ears pierced, please ensure it is done at the beginning of the six weeks holiday so they can be taken out for school at the start of the new school year. Children are not permitted to wear earrings for PE sessions or after school sports activities.

Latest School Calendar Events

Welcome Mass led by Foundation Stage 2 and Year 617Sep2019

9:30 am - 10:30 am @ School Hall

Classes will take it in turn to lead our half termly Masses, the first of which is on Tuesday 17th September at 9.30am. This Mass will be led by Foundation Stage 2 and Year 6. You are always welcome to join us at any of our liturgies.

Toddler Group18Sep2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am @ School Hall

Toddler Group 9:00 to 10:30am every Wednesday.

Foundation Stage 2 Eye Tests18Sep2019

@ School

Foundation Stage 2 eye tests today.

Year 5 & 6 Football Club - 3.15-4.15pm18Sep2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm @ School

Year 5 & 6 Football Club held this afternoon after school - 3.15-4.15pm.

PTA Annual General Meeting18Sep2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ School

The PTA will be holding the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th September at 6:30pm. Please come along to vote for the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer positions for the upcoming year. We will also be discussing what events we will be planning for the next few months. We hope to see you there.

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