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 October 2016 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.

http://www.kcsp.org.uk/

 

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

Monkton Stargazers

In the immortal words of Captain James T Kirk, Captain of the Starship Enterprise, John Hislop of the Monkton Stargazers decided “To boldly go where no man has gone before” by delivering two masterclasses on Space for Year 5, in a new collaboration with St Joseph’s.

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Challenger Troop

The prospect of a gloomy, icy February Friday was firmly kicked into touch last Friday afternoon when Challenger Troop visited Year 6 to put them through their paces in an outdoor workshop.

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Important Information for parents of children who start Reception in September 2017

If your child is due to start Reception in 2017, you can appeal between 18th April and 17th May 2017 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 19th July 2017. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.For late ...

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Baypoint Netball Tournament

On Saturday 4th February 2017, St Joseph’s played in the Baypoint Netball Tournament hosted by St Georges Primary School. Mr Jones was immensely proud of all the children involved; one of the referees mentioned how good St Joseph’s were in not only the games, but also the sportsmanship showed by all throughout the morning.

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Superstar swimmer!

Lola Sutton from Year 5 was crowned Kent County Champion last weekend after taking first place in the freestyle at the County Championships held at Crystal Palace.

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Road Safety Awareness Campaign

It was fitting that we launched our enhanced road safety awareness campaign on the shortest day of the year, 21st December when the longer hours of darkness mean that we all need to review how we drive and park on the School run. Kindly donated by a grandparent at the School, the new heavy weight ...

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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

Argentina’s loss was St Joseph’s gain this week as two Argentinian teachers spent a morning with our year 1 and year 3 classes to gain a bird’s eye view of life at English primary school. Sophia and Bernarda are teachers at a small private school in La Plata, a city near the capital, Buenos Aires, ...

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Junior Carol Concert

The junior children sang their hearts out at this year’s carol concert to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.       

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On Monday 28th November a Year 2 team travelled over to Priory Infants to play in a dodgeball tournament.

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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.

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Morning and after school clubs

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

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School meals

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

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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.

Address

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

Contact

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

KCSP

Kent Catholic Schools Partnership
Website: kcsp.org.uk
Telephone: 01622 232662

Headteacher
Mrs Linda Briggs

 

Chair of Governors
Mr John Darby