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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

Opening Times

School Hours


There are 190 school days in each year.

These days are spread over six terms:

Teachers work an extra 5 days, called Professional Development Sessions which are used for training.


The school gates are open from 8.30am.


School starts at 8.55am  

(The school gates shut at 8:55am.  Please make sure you are on school site by this time as your child may be marked late)

Lunch begins at 12.00pm  


School finishes at 3.15pm  


The afternoon session begins at 1.00pm and ends at 3.15pm.  

All the children have two 10-minute breaks in the morning.  


No responsibility is accepted for any child not collected after 3.25pm, unless the child is involved in an after school club.  You must ensure that you have made arrangements for your child to be collected if you are unable to.  You should also inform the school office if you are not able to collect your child by 3:25pm.  


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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.