Welcome to St Joseph’s…

St Joseph’s Infant School is a warm and welcoming school providing a sound education for all of our children.
We are a small infant school with only three classes: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. As such, we pride ourselves on the warm, family atmosphere we provide for our children. The uniqueness of our small community means that every member of staff knows every child well and enables us to develop very strong relationships with all of our families.
Staff and governors are committed to ensuring that our school provides your child with an excellent education, in a caring and friendly atmosphere.
We work closely with the Parish and the local community. We liaise carefully with St Joseph’s Junior School, to ensure that your child’s transition to the junior school at the end of Year 2 is as smooth as possible.

We are always happy to welcome parents and families of all faiths into our school. Your child’s progress can be discussed at any time and we are happy to help or advise in any way we can.

Mrs L Flaherty (Acting Headteacher) Mrs M Irwin (Chair of Governors)    

School News

Helpful hands

Today we noticed some of the children trying to help each other outside while we were using the climbing equipment. One of the children asked if he could practise his 'slam dunks' so we got a ball out and the children took turns to try to throw the ball into the net....

Fun Friday

We had a lovely day in Reception today, the children had a tour of the school and met some of the other staff and children, they have been busy in class and showing they are already establishing friendships with each other and we even had some time on the climbing...

Settling in…

Some of the children were showing interest in balancing today. We introduced the huge red cone and showed the children how to climb up and how to use their arms to balance. We had some children who were super keen to try, others watched, waited and then cautiously...

First Day of School

Our new Reception class had a brilliant first day!  They explored our classroom and outside area, some of the children stayed and had lunch and we started with some of the elements of our daily routine- well done everyone! [gallery...

Summer Holiday Activities

Summer holiday activities are available across Gateshead thanks to funding that Gateshead Council has secured from the government. The free activities are available to children aged between 5 and 18 with a packed lunch or hot meal also provided.  Activities include...

Happy Retirement Mrs Gibson!

This morning we had a very emotional assembly, to wish Mrs Gibson a Happy Retirement. All of the children, staff, governors and Mrs Gibson's family gathered together to give her some special presents! We were also very lucky to have The Worshipful Mayor of...

Upcoming Events

  • September 27, 2019 2:00 pmReception Curriculum Meeting
  • September 27, 2019 5:30 pmReception Curriculum Meeting
  • September 30, 2019 9:30 amWelcome Mass in Church
  • October 1, 2019 2:30 pmYear 2 Liturgy Parents Welcome
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Attendance This Week

  • Reception 96% 96%
  • Year 1 93% 93%
  • Year 2 93% 93%

Centre of Excellence 2014

Our school won the Centre of Excellence Award 2014.  This award is for a provider or employer who has provided excellent opportunities for learners.  They may provide high quality resources, excellent access or provide an environment that is particularly conductive to learning.

St Joseph's Juniors

St Joseph's Junior School

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