St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
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
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
"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
"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
We will be soon holding a sponsored Sports event to raise funds for the school. Please look out for info in book bags and follow the link below to donate.
We are collecting Active Kids Vouchers. Please drop them in the box in the office. Thank you