"The headteacher has focussed relentlessly and successfully on raising pupil achievement by improving the quality of teaching."

Ofsted 2012 

"Our teachers are always ready to help us. We are all one big, happy, school family. We share what we have and learn together"

Todd (Year 2) & Jack (Year3)

"The school excites children with the prospect of learning. It gives the children a fantastic foundation for life in all areas."
Parent, 2012

"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

"St. Joseph’s has a very special, nurturing and caring ethos." 

Parent, 2012

"My child is very happy at school and loves coming."

Parent, 2012 

"Pupils are eager to learn and feel safe in school. They are beginning to make accelerated progress, particularly in reading and mathematics across Key Stage 2."

Ofsted 2012 

“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!”

Parent, 2012

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

Parent, 2012


"Instead of teacher and pupil we are friends. The school has a really amazing atmosphere." 

Verity, Year 6

"We really enjoy school. We are all really good friends." 

Ellie-Jean and Darcey, Reception

“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

“We link all our subjects together and use our imaginations creatively to help our learning. This has really boosted our learning as it helps us understand more easily and makes it fun!”

Imogen, Year 5 and Josh, Year 6

The school responds brilliantly to concerns I may have had; my child’s progress has improved with Mrs D’Arcy as Head Teacher and we are very happy with the school as a whole.

Parent, 2012


_DSC6260 cropFaith, Hope, Love

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

Our website gives you lots of information about our 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 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 learning, in an environment that is safe, caring and engaging.

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.

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Y5/6 Residential News page updated 10:45 Thursday  
Y5/6 Residential at Manor Adventure.

We are having a fantastic time so far!!!!

Miss Cole has hunted down a computer so you can follow our adventure on Twitter AND view images of what we've been up to in the gallery.

Follow all the updates from the Y5/6 residential on:

Our Ofsted Report  is now on the website on the Ofsted Page.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race photos are now in the gallery!

Welly Walk for Cafod


Thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for this appeal.

Photos are now in the gallery
Fairtrade Tuck Shop

Y6 are running a Fairtrade tuck shop at breaktimes. Each class has been allocated a day to purchase healthy Fairtrade products: R/Y1 Mondays; Y2 Tuesdays; Y3/4 Wednesdays; Y5/6 Thursdays. 
Thank you to all of our volunteers who come in on a regular basis to help.  Your support and time is very much appreciated!


PCSO Mobile Police Station

The Mobile Police Station will be attending  Nympsfield at 16:30-17:00, outside the school the following dates 

22nd April

13th and 24th May

10 June

Please feel free to come and talk the PCSO's.


The children have been learning about staying safe when using electronic devices, especially the internet.

We have launched an eSafety Poster Competition.

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.
Safe Speed - PCSO Speed Awareness 

You may have noticed some of our Y5/6 Children patrolling with speed guns recently in the village...

We were really pleased by just how many drivers drive slowly and safely and are very grateful to our super PCSO's for organising this. Read the full report on the PCSO page!

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.