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 V Gibson (Headteacher) Mrs M Irwin (Chair of Governors)    

School News

Scrapbook News

We love to hear special news in Reception. This was a scrapbook entry one of the children shared with his friends last week. Through their scrapbooks the children share their home life with their friends at school and at the end of the year they are a lovely memento...

Friday Fun!

In Reception the children have been doing lots of measuring this week, today we used ribbon to measure objects around the classroom and to use comparative language. The children enjoyed some circle time...

Junk Modeling Day!

Year 1 have had great fun making models today. We have created underwater creatures and underwater transport as part of our topic 'Under the Sea'.

Clean Air Day

Thursday 20th June was Clean Air Day. The children in Year 2 did an investigation to see how clean our air is around us. We learned that some lichen on trees only grow in clean air. The children examined the trees next to our school, and found lots of green lichen...

Challenge through play

In our activities time the children have been impressing us with their self-created challenges. Today there were children measuring their models as they built, creating volcanoes in the sand, writing long number lines,...


Yesterday one of the children shared some marbles he had brought to school which he had got on a visit to Beamish. The children had a really good discussion about the things they have seen at Beamish and then Miss Maggiore wondered...

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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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