Attendance at St Joseph’s

Follow this link to our latest Attendance policy: ATTENDANCE POLICY 2018

These recent policy additions reflecting changes to the definitions for persistent absence, the use of Fixed penalty notices and holiday during term time will be added to the policy at the next review date :


Attendance Booklet


Our latest Attendance figures :

2011/12 : OVERALL – 92.4%        2012/13 : OVERALL – 91.9%

2013/14 : OVERALL – 93.8%       2014/15 : OVERALL – 94.7%

2015/16 : OVERALL – 94.1% 2016/17 : OVERALL – 93.9%


e-safety and the threat of cyber bullying at St Joseph’s

In February 2017 as part of Cyber safety week we had a visit from Nottinghamshire Life Education – Cyberwise. Workshops were held in years 4, 5 and 6. A parent session was also held advising parents how to keep their children safe online. This link gives a number of websites parents can use to support them in this area.

Staff at the school are ready to support any Parent / Guardian or Child who has concerns in this area.

Further information you may find useful can be found at and

Rules and guidance which we use at school and is equally relevant at home:

KS1 e safety

KS2 E safety

Responsible Internet Use Statement 2017 responsible internet use
Please see links below to our  e-safety policy and acceptable internet use policy.


acceptable internet use policy 2016

Please also see our policies on child protection,  behaviour management and anti bullying.


Curriculum Information – St Joseph’s School

To find out about the curriculum at St Joseph’s follow the links below. Click on the topic titles for more information about the learning in each class. Our Leader for Curriculum Development – Miss Amy Chapman can also be contacted in school.

Take a look at our curriculum overview: Curriculum Topics 2018/19  and our approach to the promotion of British Values british-values-within-curriculum

Read about our Early Years Curriculum : FS info for website

The School uses the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. The Big Cats Reading scheme is used and complemented by Rigby Rocket Guided Reading materials at KS1. Book Banding runs throughout the school and is supported by the Project X scheme at KS2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most common questions are covered in the 2016/17 YEARBOOK

Answers to common questions are available below:

What time does the school day start and finish?

When is the school office open?

What school uniform do the children need?

How much homework should my child get?

Holidays.  Can I take my child on holiday during term time?

When does dinner money need to be paid?

Can I get free school meals for my child?

What should I do if my child is absent?

What should I do if I discover my child has head lice?

Can my child wear jewellery, such as ear rings or a necklace?

When does my child need their P.E. kit? – P.E. should be brought in on Monday and kept at school until Friday.

How do I find out about school trips and swimming?

Does the school have a lost property store? – Ask at the office if items have been lost.  Please remember to write your child’s name on all items otherwise we cannot be responsible for returning them.

What if my child requires medicine?

What should I put in my child’s pack lunch? Healthy Lunchbox (external link)