St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School
Welcome to the Homepage for St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, New Ollerton. A Voluntary Academy.
Whether you are an existing Parent or someone looking for a place at St Joseph’s I hope you find this website informative.
We currently have 245 children on our roll aged 3-11 years serving the localities of Ollerton and Boughton and surrounding areas. The school opened in 1963 and has benefited from several refurbishments and extensions with the most recent being 2011. The school strives to provide modern facilities and a learning environment in which our children can flourish. The school converted to an Academy in July 2015 joining the Aquinas Multi Academy Trust working with other local Catholic Schools to strive for the best for all our children.
We feel our Mission statement ‘Growing in Love, in the Spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’ reflects all we stand for as a community. We put the example of Christ at the centre of all we do to help us grow Socially, Academically, Spiritually, Morally and Physically in our learning and our friendships. We do this for ourselves as well as for the members of the School, Parish, Local, National and International communities in which we live.
As a result we have happy children with a love of learning who are well mannered and polite. Children respect each other and the world in which they live and they have a good reputation within the local community. The Parents of our Children share our desire for the best for all our children and recognise the need for a positive, open and mutually respectful partnership between Home and School.
We welcome visits from all prospective Parents (please telephone to make an appointment) and I look forward to welcoming you our School Community.
Mr M Donoghue
If as a parent of a pupil attending the school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.
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We welcome applicants from all parents both catholic and non catholic who support the ethos of our school in preparing children to be the best possible citizens with well established morals which they apply to their everyday life.
The school site includes a separate Nursery building holding up to 60 children in two sessions per day. Our Key Stage 1 department for children aged 5 – 7 was redeveloped and refurbished in 2011. These modern facilities now provide a fantastic environment for the children to begin the formal part of their learning journey. Our Key Stage 2 classrooms are enclosed within the same building so transition into this phase of learning is very smooth and successful.
The School converted to an Academy in July 2015 joining other local Catholic Schools within the Aquinas Multi Academy Trust.
Whether you are an existing parent or someone looking for a place for your child I hope you find the information in this website useful. Please feel free to contact the school to arrange a visit and see what we have to offer your child at first hand.
If you are interested in sending your child to our school we recommend you take a look at the following information before making your decision.
To view our current Admissions policy Admissions policy 2017/18
We produce a prospectus for those interested in our school, available here.
Our Pupil / Parent Yearbook is also useful in learning about the day to day running of our school :
We had our last Ofsted inspection in the Autumn of 2012 – click here to read our report .
In November 2012 the Diocese of Nottingham Education Service inspected our Provision for Religious Education and the Catholic life of our school. R.E. Inspection November 2012.
Of course the best way to make a judgement is to come to the school and see the work we do. Please contact the school office to organise a visit. We look forward to meeting you.