Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School in Broadstairs, a one form entry school of around 210 pupils which became an academy within the Kent Catholic schools partnership in March 2014.  All aspects of school life are underpinned by the Gospel values with respect and value of the individual at the core of our mission statement.

We are housed in a beautiful building founded by The Sisters of Charity in 1906.  This link with the nuns, who travelled from Belgium to deliver education to the disadvantaged and with it a strong message of inclusivity, is mirrored in our school policies and classroom practice.  St Joseph’s is a family school and we are partners in ensuring high standards of teaching and learning for all.

I invite you to look at our last Ofsted from October 2013 and Section 48 Report of November 2011 and celebrate our achievements and successes.  We have a very supportive and pro-active governing body which ensures a strong management team with a clear shared vision of school progression and improvement.

Explore our new web site and learn about the children and staff at St Joseph’s and our friends in the local, national and international communities. If you have time visit the KCSP web site and find out how schools in the academy trust are working collaboratively to offer the best education for our children.



Values and Ethos

We believe in a whole school community working together within a Catholic ethos. St Joseph’s offers high academic standards, underpinned by a central emphasis on RE and worship. We are an inclusive school recognising the needs of the individual. Our aim is for School, Parish and Home to work together as one unit in order for our children to reach their full potential both spiritually and academically. At St Joseph’s we show respect for each other and draw inspiration from the Gospel values; forgiveness, reconciliation, trust and freedom are integral to daily life. We are a communion of people gathered in the embrace of the Catholic Church. The history of salvation is around the group not the individual and so it is the school as a community that lives out the Gospel values in this way

School news

Mini Football Festival

On Friday the 23rd of September, St Joseph’s travelled over to St Peter’s Primary school to participate in a local football festival. Overall the boys were fantastic, they played with a real determination and team spirit. Mr Jones was particularly impressed with the fair play shown by the boys with a willingness to shake hands with the opposing team after the game. The boys enjoyed themselves and will take this experience into the remaining fixtures left in the term.

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New Reception Class

We are delighted to introduce our new Reception class who all started full time with us this week.

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St Joseph’s Receives the Candle of Mercy

The Year of Mercy has been one of reflection for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and for the other 20 schools within the Kent Catholic Schools Academy Trust. St Joseph’s has used the year to reflect on renewing and deepening our understanding of the concept of Mercy and how Pope Francis’ central message of compassion and pardon applies to our pupils and wider community.

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Cross Country Double Act

St Joseph’s celebrated a double podium finish in the Year 5 and Year 6 girls’ Thanet Schools Cross Country Race held on 8th October last at Quex Park.

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In a series of inspiring assemblies and workshops, the representative talked to our pupils about the vital work of this charity and its aims. Under the watchful eye of Buddy, the NSPCC mascot, the children explored the steps they can take to keep themselves safe together with a thoughtful discussion about fundamental children’s rights – love, care, respect, nourishment and being kept safe from harm.

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From Russia with love

In a first for St Joseph’s, Reception class were delighted to welcome a visitor from Moscow who spent a morning volunteering with them and getting a bird’s eye view of what the English education system offers to 4 year olds.

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Harvest Celebration

The end of a glorious summer was celebrated at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Broadstairs with our annual harvest festival where our pupils mark the end of the growing season and give thanks for a fruitful summer.

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Year 2 Church Visit

Year 2 visited Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Thursday 6th October.  They had a talk about the key features of the church as well as an opportunity to explore and ask questions.  We would like to extend our thanks to Fr Phillip for his welcome.       

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School Services

A number of the services that we provide to our children and parents

School day

Find out what happens in a regular St Joseph's day.


Morning and after school clubs

St Joseph's hosts morning and after school clubs for pupils each day.


School meals

Pupils in foundation and KS1 are entitled to free school meals. You can also download this term's menu.


Sports and clubs

St Joseph's operates a wide range of cross-curricular clubs for your children to enjoy.

Walking bus

With help from our parents, we run a walking bus to school each Wednesday.


St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road
CT10 2BA


Tel / Fax: 01843 861738
Email: info@st-josephs-broadstairs.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Linda Briggs


Chair of Governors
Mr John Darby