"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