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 February 2017 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.



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

STEMettes rise to the challenge

There was serious work for the STEMettes at the end of World Book Day last week as the Queen of Hearts, a visiting Dorothy from Kansas, Mrs. McGonagall and Miss Peregrine amongst an array of ladies from ‘Other Lands’ made a morse buzzer under the watchful eye of John Hislop (dressed as himself!!) The girls ...

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Catch her if you can……………………..

Natalia Austin from Year 6 is celebrating this week after being selected to run at the National Schools Cross Country Finals to be held in Leicestershire on 24th March.  A clean sheet of cross country wins in the Thanet Schools cross country series over the winter season has seen this talented runner come to the ...

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World Book Day

St Joseph’s threw open its doors this week to welcome in a host of distinguished guests from “Other Lands” as part of our annual Book Day 2018 celebrations. A host of Dorothys in red sequined shoes, Lost Boys from Never Never Land, immaculate Queens of Hearts, Harry Potters, Hermiones and even Miss Peregrine made an ...

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Year 3 Roman Day

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Year 3 had a rather chilly but very enjoyable and thoroughly  worthwhile trip to Stone Bay beach this week as part of their Science topic of Rocks and Soils. Amongst the many sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks we found, we found some fossils, a crab, a star fish and some wet children.  A great morning ...

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Two is the Magic Number

St. Joseph’s accumulation of sporting silverware continued last week with a double celebration when our Badminton and Handball teams triumphed in their respective Thanet Competitions.  For the second year running, St. Joseph’s were crowned the Thanet Badminton champions with Sabarish taking the singles champion title with his 100% winning run of matches.  Ably abetted by ...

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Year 1 Bread Making

In a cross between the Great British Bake Off and the feeding of the Five Thousand, Year 1 led a baking session of biblical proportions when they baked a class size batch of bread rolls. Weighing, mixing, kneading and proving skills were put to the test with every child seeing their roll through from ingredient ...

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January Newsletter

Please see our Newsletter for January 18

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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. The cost of a meal from 16th April 2018 is £2.10 per day for children from Year 3 to Year 6. 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


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

Mrs Linda Briggs


Chair of Governors
Mr John Darby

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