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  • St Joseph's RC Primary School
    Highgate Hill
    Highgate
    London
    N19 5NE
  • Head: Miss C McFlynn
  • T 020 7272 1270
  • F 020 7272 9728
  • E office@st-jose…lington.sch.uk
  • W www.st-josephs…lington.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Islington
  • Pupils: 432
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 31st March 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th April 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is a unique place. Under the Trusteeship and care of the Passionist Order, the School has an individual identity that combines traditional values with a modern vibrant vision. We have the most amazing outdoor and indoor facilities for children to learn and play. We provide a very stimulating academic curriculum, together with a strong tradition of music and many additional activities including an environmental club, orchestra, knitting club, dance, drama and sport.
We are an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ school, with an ethos based on Faith, Community and a true partnership between school and the families of the children we teach. Our school life is rich in opportunities to learn and to worship both as individuals and as part of a strong, supportive environment. We are fortunate to have strong links with St Joseph’s Parish Community Church.
We are totally committed to the development of each child, to offer them the very best start to their formal education and to support their faith. We aim to provide an education that is rich in opportunities and experiences and one which influences a lifelong love of learning.
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What the parents say...

My son is about to leave St Joseph's this year and I believe that he has been so very lucky to have been part of such a wonderful school community and magical place for learning. There are so many opportunities for children to shine and they are all little stars there. The grounds are natural and children are responsible for the Children's Growing Garden including animal care. There is music everywhere and a fairy-tale library where children forget the time when relaxing at lunch time. Warm, enthusiastic staff and smaller than average classes made my child progress both in confidence and academically. He has found his love of the violin and being responsible for the environment there. He has also learned that he struggles with focussing sometimes and has to take responsibility for that too. I am very happy with the first 8 years education that has helped me to raise my child to be a responsible, confident, happy and kind child with a strong faith that will help him in his life. Thank you St Joseph's.

Commented on 8th Jul 2016

St.Joseph's provides our children not only with an outstanding teaching environment but also a loving touch. I would strongly recommend the school to any parent as I can see from my own children how they have grown and achieved so much in St.Joseph's.

Commented on 3rd May 2016

Our daughter has been attending St Joseph's for a number of years now and is extremely happy here. The school is outstanding in all aspects of teaching and the enrichment activities offered to our children. Not only does the school strive to ensure that every child is the "best that they can be," which is one of its mottos, but it provides a wonderful, modern environment in which to learn. The head teacher and senior leaders have a clear vision for the school and the teaching staff are truly excellent. There are lots of after-school activities and wonderful partnerships with St Martin's in the Field for music and Arts First in Islington. The school has a strong catholic ethos and this helps to nurture our identity and sense of community. All the parents are encouraged to support their child's education and grow into well rounded young people. It's a great school!

Commented on 22nd Mar 2016

Our two children attend St Joseph’s, and both they and we are extremely happy about the school. The school is closely connected to St Joseph’s Parish, and this proximity was a significant factor in our decision to move to the local area several years ago. The teaching staff is excellent and clearly dedicated to the education, growth and overall well-being of the children. The staff fosters an environment that is academically stimulating and challenging, but that also allows for each child’s individual character to shine. What pleases us especially about the school environment is the careful balance of academics, social activity and religious education. In our view, the school is clearly laying the foundations for intelligent and well-rounded children. The school’s association with St Joseph’s Parish promotes a particular sense of community and belonging. Not only does this association enable the children to grow within the Catholic faith, but, more broadly, this association reinforces their sense of identity and develops in them a sense of responsibility and duty of care for others. Both we and our children look forward to their continued growth at St Joseph’s over the next several years.

Commented on 23rd Nov 2015

I'm a proud parent of two children who absolutely love being part of the St. Joseph's family. The physical setting of the school is truly lovely, a little oasis belying its urban location. The school is a visibly happy place with children coming from a diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds. The teaching is exemplary and parental involvement and support is always encouraged. My children feel safe and happy here. It says a lot to me that the playground is full of smiles - on the faces of both parents and pupils. Truly, a hidden gem.

Commented on 13th Nov 2015

I am a parent of three children at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, one of whom is at the nursery. I have been nothing less than delighted with their education at the school and they are absolutely thriving and loving school. The grounds and fabric of the school are wonderful. There is a fantastic woodland area, a treehouse, hens and guinea pigs. Teachers are so committed to the children and behaviour is really exemplary. I attended one of their school trips and I couldn't believe how well behaved a class of 5 and 6 year olds could be. As a parent I love that they use modern teaching methods like Numicon and Mathletics and the teachers offer guidance to parents on how they teach literacy and maths (so different from the olden days when I was at school) so we can support our children at home. When I was choosing a school for my kids I wanted somewhere academically outstanding but also diverse and modern. I really believe that St Joseph's has delivered.

Commented on 13th Nov 2015

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