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Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

As Headteacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school website.

St Joseph’s is part of a thriving community in the market town of Newbury, where we are all committed to fulfilling our Mission Statement:

Following in Jesus’ footsteps;

 Recognising the Holy Spirit in ourselves and each other; and

 Nurturing our God-given gifts.

Our Catholic ethos means that we are faithful to Gospel values and strive to live by the teachings of Jesus Christ. We aim to ensure that our children not only succeed academically, but also grow spiritually and morally, developing into fully rounded individuals. We foster strong links with our Parishes of St Joseph’s and St Francis de Sales and work as a team to support our children’s journey in faith. We encourage pupils not only to explore their own beliefs but to understand other faiths, fulfilling the British values of tolerance and respect.

We strive to ensure that our pupils achieve their academic potential. We are highly committed to helping every child to make good progress from the moment they join our school in Reception when they are 4 years old until they leave us at the end of Year 6, so they are ready for the next stage of their academic journey.

I hope that you enjoy browsing our website and find it informative. Do take the time to read our newsletters which will give you a further insight into the vibrant life of our school community. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit; you will always be welcomed at St Joseph’s!

Mrs Nicola McVeigh

Mrs Nikki McVeigh - Headteacher (5)

Our pupils described St Joseph's as "a school where the Christian faith is important and people care about you". 

Diocesian Monitoring Visit July 2014

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"St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a school that works hard to ‘follow Jesus, recognise the Holy Spirit and nurture gifts’.   The mission statement is well known and all in the community do their very best to live it out on a daily basis."  

S48 Validation Report, May 2016

"There is a strong sense of welcome from the moment you step over the threshold and very good relationships exist between all members of the community." S48 Validation Report, May 2016

CP 3016A St Joseph Ps - Nativity(1)

"The children in the school demonstrate outstanding respect, behaviour and Christian attitudes in their relationships, with a clear sense of right and wrong." S48 Validation Report, May 2016


What to look out for

19th June—Y5 Trinity Taster Day

19th June—Swimming Gala Heats

21st June— Mufti Day (Bottle Donations)

21st June—Y3 Collective Worship—Parents Welcome

21st June—Annual Schools Mass @ St Johns  Cathedral, Portsmouth. (Head Boy/Head Girl)

22nd June—Y5/6 Trinity Athletics Event

26th June—Parent Forum, 8.45am—Tech Room

26th June—Y6 & YR Buddies  Collective Worship—Parents Welcome

29th June—St Peter & St Paul Mass @ St Joseph’s Church (DBS Walkers needed)

29th June—Summer Disco (KS1 3.15-4.15pm,  KS2 4.30pm-5.45pm)

2nd July—Turnaround Day (Children spend the day in new classroom with new teacher)

2nd July—New Intake Visits (9.30am-11am or 1pm-2.30pm)

2nd July—Y6 Secondary Transition Day (Trinity & St Barts)

3rd July—KS1 Multiskills @ PHS

4th July—Y6 Secondary Transition Day (Trinity & PHS)

5th July—Y2 & Y6 Legoland

6th July—Sports Day & Family Picnic

7th July—Summer Fayre

9th July—Y3 St Bart's Dance Festival 6pm

10th July—Y6 End of Year Production 1.30pm

11th July— Swimming Gala Finals

11th July—Y6 End of Year Production 6.30pm

12th July—Y6 Secondary Transition Day (Kennet)

12th July—Y5/6 Cluster Football (Reading)

13th July—Y6 Secondary Transition Day (Kennet)

13th Y5 St Barts Sports Festival

16th July—Gold Tie Assembly

17th July—End of Term Mass @ St Joseph’s Church (DBS Walkers needed)

18th July—Link Club Party

19th July—Staff V Y6 Pupils Football

20th July—Y6 Leavers Assembly 12.45pm

20th July—End of Term—School closes at 1.30pm NO  LINK CLUB

Bishop Philip Egan Simplified Colour Arms (6)

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Newport Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2AW Tel:01635 43455 ~~~~ Email:office@stjosephs.w-berks.sch.uk

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