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  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Highgate Hill
    N19 5NE
  • Head: Miss Clare McFlynn
  • T 020 7272 1270
  • F 020 7272 9728
  • E [email protected]
  • W…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Islington
  • Pupils: 424
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th November 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 31st March 2009
  • 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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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

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