Welcome to Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School



You are most welcome to give your viewpoints of the school by completing a questionnaire via this website link: www.parentview.co.uk

Due to the virus outbreak, our school has been only open for children of key workers, such as NHS staff, police and delivery drivers and vulnerable children including those with an Education Health Care Plan. From Monday 15th June, we have welcomed children from F1, F2, Y1 and Y6 back to school. It is wonderful to hear children’s voices in school.

We have not forgotten you all, and we hope that we will all be together soon.

We will continue to use the website to keep parents/carers informed and to provide children with a range of activities to assist your children's learning during the outbreak. Staff will provide regular weekly ideas on the class blogs. These materials can be accessed under the Home Learning menu item above or click here and choose a class. We have also set up emails for each class so children to send their work to their class teacher. We love to see all your photos of what you have been doing at home.

There is still a weekly newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what is happening in school and at home.

The best method of contacting school at this time is by email using the school email address school@olsj.org.uk or if you don't use email please phone us (01709 760084) and leave a message.


We are looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you back soon!  

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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.


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Class News

We will all Meet Again Soon!!!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

It has been many weeks since we have all been together in school. Our learning hasn’t stopped; some of us have worked in school and some of us have been working at home. Some things have changed in school but lots of things have stayed the same. The staff are still here and we think about you all and miss each of every one of you very much. We can’t wait until we see you all in school again.

Mrs McLaughlin

Keep up the Good Work & New Book for Primary School Children

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

I am very proud of how the children, parents/carers and staff have adapted to virtual school.  The school website has had approximately a thousand visits in the past few Mondays!  Well done to everyone!  Axel Scheffler has illustrated an information book for primary school age children with expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, two head teachers and a child psychologist that parents/carers might find useful to read with their children.  It answers the following key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?

You can view it by clicking here or going to our home page and accessing it from there.

Mrs McLaughlin


Welcome Back!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Welcome back to the summer term.  I hope everybody has been able to enjoy the sunshine over the Easter holiday.  I’m delighted how the website became very busy yesterday as you all started your home learning again.  Well done! 

Mrs McLaughlin

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