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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Great Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NL
Tel: 01279 652576 Email:
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Children return to school on Wednesday 23rd April

Link to our information page for notices of school closure due to weather

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"St Joseph's Catholic School is an outstanding School" - Ofsted, June 2008

"The Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of school life and has a real impact on pupils' attitudes, contributing very well to their outstanding personal development and well-being" - Ofsted, June 2008

Read the full version of our adobe logo OFSTED report

School History Section

Link to History section

100 years of St Joseph's Catholic School

School Association
Next Meeting

Tuesday 10th June 2014
8.15pm in staff room
All Parents Welcome

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Free School Meals

Did you know that Hertfordshire County Council could save you 300 per child a year?

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For more information and to apply:

0300 123 4048

Free School Meals

Help for left handers

Anything Left Handed offers a huge range of Left Handed products, 

lots of information and FREE newsletters, the original left-handed shop 
since 1968.

The left handed website is an excellent site giving advice to parents about left handed issues and if you make a purchase the school will get 15% of the order value.

Extended Care

Out of school care on our school site

St.Joseph's Pre-School

St. Joseph's Pre-school is privately run and situated on the school grounds, providing care for children from 2 years 5 months until they start nursery and also offers a lunchtime club and extended care for working parents

St. Joseph's is a voluntary aided, all ability,
Roman Catholic school for children aged 4-11 years.

Headteacher: Peter Coldwell

Our School Mission Statement is... "To live, love and learn in a caring Christian community"
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Our School News

World Book Day

Thursday 6th March saw the annual World Book Day at St.Joseph's, and what a day it was.
Pupils and staff alike made huge efforts to dress as their favourite book characters with outfits ranging from Snow White to Where's Wally to TinTin.
The obvious focus of the day, and the weeks around, was reading.
Reading is integral to life and without it chidlren miss out on such fun and escapism; at St.Joseph's we aim to nurture the pupils' enthusiasm and skills through daily reading, activities and days such as these.
We also invite authors and workshops to come into school and engage and motivate the pupils. This day was also important as we raised a considerable amount of money for charity as well as raising awareness of how fortunate we are in having access to a wide range of books and resources.

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Internet Safety Information for Parents
Safer Internet Day

Earlier in the year pupils across the globe celebrated the tenth Safer Internet Day
This year's theme was 'Online rights and responsibilities' and the key message was to 'Connect with Respect.'
Our pupils explored why and how they access the internet, the pros and cons of the internet and discussed their rights and responsibilities towards others.
They considered the need to behave responsibly online to protect themselves and others by never sharing personal data and treating others with respect.

-If it is not appropriate to say something directly to someone face-to-face, it is also not appropriate online.
-Never share personal details or the details of others without their permission, including real names, address, school, phone numbers and photos.
-Tell an adult immediately if you see something that upsets or worries you.

For further information on internet safety and how to set up parental controls (for many devices) using free software, please click on the links below.

If you need to report inappropriate items/behaviour online

Watch the Safer Internet Day 2013 film together

To find out how to set parental controls on apple products

Information website regarding choice of free parental control software

Forthcoming Dates

Summer Term Starts ~ Inset Day
Tuesday 22nd April

Children Return
Wednesday 23rd April

Bags 2 School Collection
Wednesday 30th April

What's new on this site

School Dinner Menu Spring - Summer 2014

Newsletter April 2014

School Uniform Shop

Held at our school on the first Thursday of each month from 3.15pm

Next Visit:
Thursday 24th April 2014

Mrs Parrish can also be contacted via email or telephone for uniform orders
Telephone 01279 656675

School Uniform

Name Label Order Forms available from Nursery and School Entrance
School book bags, PE bags, hats and ties available to purchase from Nursery and School office (the latter just from the office)

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School Performance Tables

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Hertfordshire Grid for Learning -

Hertfordshire County Council -

Governors Information

Governor section

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