"St Joseph's is a rapidly improving school because the head teacher has created a culture where only the best is good enough.

She has a passion and commitment which are shared by all members of the school community, including governors; she has the full support of the pupils, parents and staff."
                                                                         Ofsted 2014 

"Achievement is improving rapidly. Pupils, including the more able, make good and sometimes oustanding progress.

More able pupils do well and a higher than average percentage of pupils reaches the higher levels in the National end of KS2 tests.

The achievement of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is a strength of the school."        Ofsted 2014

"The school excites children with the prospect of learning. It gives the children a fantastic foundation for life in all areas."


"Pupils have outstanding attitudes to learning"

Ofsted 2014

"Throughout the school community there is a strong sense of family, everyone is valued and known and no one is left to feel isolated. Children’s behaviour is excellent and they treat each other with respect."

Clifton Diocese

"Teaching is good and much is outstanding. However, the school is not complacent and leaders and teachers are all keen to make sure that teaching continues to improve.

Expectations are always high and the quality and quantity of the work pupils produce are excellent."

                                                             Ofsted 2014

"The behaviour of the pupils is outstanding. 

They are consistently polite and respectful to each other and to all adults."

Ofsted 2014 

“The teachers all very approachable. The school provides a lot of interaction with parents and has open days to view the children’s work which is fantastic!”

“Mrs D’Arcy has made great changes to the school and provides great energy and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend this school to friends!"



"Pupils play well together at playtime, irrespective of age. Pupils in Year 5 have been trained as play leaders so that they can help the children in Reception to learn new games."

Ofsted 2014

“The Head teacher is passionately committed both to the vision of Catholic Education and to improving standards for pupils. Pupils and parents value the school and feel welcomed within the community.”

Clifton Diocese, 2012

“Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is expectional. The Fairtrade tuck shop and the walk that pupils organised in support of CAFOD are examples of how they are taking responsibility for helping others. There is a wide variety of clubs and many pupils learn musical instruments."

                                       Ofsted 2014

"All parents who responded on Parent View would recommend the school. Pupils are clear that the school is getting better and this is due to the changes the headteacher is making. 

Middle leaders also provide strong leadership."

Ofsted 2014

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Everyone at St. Joseph’s would like to welcome you to our happy, caring and successful school.

Our website gives you lots of information about our continuously growing school and we hope you will enjoy looking around and finding out more about the many interesting and exciting things that happen here – whether you are a pupil, parent, parishioner, prospective parent, governor, staff member or even a past pupil from long ago! Our Catholic faith is at the heart of our school and this is evident as soon as you step though our doors in what you will see, hear and feel inside St Joseph’s. Our entire curriculum and school culture is based on the teachings of Christ and children are taught to be kind, respectful, forgiving and caring young people. Our mission statement of ‘Faith, Hope, Love’ ensures that all children are supported in order to fulfill their true potential, both academically and spiritually. By developing a love of learning, when the children move onto the next phase of their education, they have the skills and confidence to follow and achieve their aspirations.

All of our children are unique individuals and have different needs. Our carefully crafted curriculum ensures that all children are challenged and succeed in all areas of the curriculum, in an environment that is safe, caring, challenging and engaging. The children here at St Josephs are testament to our high standards and expectations.  We are currently in the top 10% nationally based on our 2014 SATs results and their behaviour is exemplary. ‘Their manners are impeccable because they know that is what is expected at St Joseph’s.’ Ofsted March 2014.  At St Joseph’s we work in partnership with you, the parents. As the first educators of your children, your support and involvement in your child’s learning is essential. We have an ‘open door’ policy because we want you to continue to be actively involved in your child’s learning at school. We look forward to getting to know both you and your child and welcome you to our school family. Read more


Blessed Teresa’s Recommended Reading List – to download click on the link below




For more details, a short eSafety presentation and informative video clips, please go to the eSafety page in the Children’s section of the website.


WEEKLY MASS- Thursday 10:00am  Marist Convent Chapel (see church bulletin to check)

Well done to all of our running club who took part in KLB !   As always St Joseph’s were superb!



Uniform, winter and summer available to purchase from Bateman’s Sports, Stroud



Tag Team were superb and now listed as the 6th BEST TEAM in GLOUCESTERSHIRE!



Situated in the picturesque village of Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, children aged 4 -11 years are educated in a caring Christian environment where Faith, Hope and Love provide the foundations for all learning.   We also offer out of school hours care before and after the normal school day, as well as having a flourishing pre-school on site.   All children, from any denomination, are welcomed into our school family.   Please telephone 01453 860311 to arrange a visit.