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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Striving for Excellence in the Light of God

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Striving for excellence in the Light of God

Ofsted and Denominational Inspection Report














St Joseph's Catholic Primary School was rated as OUTSTANDING in the recent OFSTED inspection, which took place in January 2023. 


Ofsted Inspection Report:

Ofsted Report - January 2023


What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils love coming to this school. Friendships are important here. There is a genuine warmth about the welcome everyone receives. Pupils see the school as a safe place. Levels of attendance are high, as are levels of respect for others and for the multitude of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds that make up the family of St Joseph’s. Pupils who struggle in any way are supported with kindness and understanding by their peers and by staff alike.


Pupils ‘own’ their own list of expectations for ‘positive behaviour’ and ‘playing a part’. Written and agreed by the school council, these guidelines underpin all aspects of school life. Crucially, they build on the high aspirations of staff, making for purposeful classrooms and a determined yet caring community spirit across all phases of the school.


Pupils know they come here to learn. They enjoy acquiring new knowledge, but also understand the importance of supporting each other to achieve their best. A group of older boys unexpectedly revealed after a music lesson that they love playing the recorder. It was not necessarily the instrument that they liked, but the ‘teamwork’ required to produce the impressively harmonious whole-class performance the inspector had enjoyed earlier that afternoon.


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You can use Ofsted Parent View to give Ofsted your opinion on your child’s school, or to find out what other parents and carers think. 

Please find the Parent View results for our school: Welcome to Ofsted Parent View | Ofsted Parent View





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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.