Welcome from the Headteacher

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the St Joseph's School website and, if you are a prospective parent, I hope that what you discover about our school here will lead you on to what I know will be a great visit to the school itself. Parents who choose St Joseph's entrust us with the welfare and progress of their children - one of the most important jobs in the world - and it is a responsibility we take very seriously indeed.

I hope that the information on these pages will give you a taste of the many opportunities on offer here for all our pupils, both curricular, pastoral and in terms of the excellent extra-curricular provision we provide.

St Joseph’s is a happy, thriving school that offers every pupil a firm foundation for life, one where happy, successful children are at the heart of all we do. Pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential, whether academically, sport or the arts. Our ethos and aims are living documents, and we take our obligation to meet these very seriously.

We have high expectations of every child and this, combined with small teaching groups and excellent pastoral care, ensures our pupils develop a confidence that is key to future success.

We continued to offer excellent care and academic provision throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, improving from lockdown to lockdown, and we were very proud of the outstanding online all round education received by the children during this time. We are set up to provide this again in the future - though as we progress further from those difficult times we fervently hope we will never need to.

Our children have risen to the unique challenges recent years have brought in extraordinary ways, and I could not be prouder of their many achievements. This is their school, and they have shown the care, compassion and community that are at the heart of our ethos with all they have done.

Visits to the school are welcomed. We can do this at any time to suit, and I look forward to meeting any future parents who may be interested in applying. We are full in a number of year groups, and are nearly at school capacity of 250 pupil. A visit will ordinarily involve a tour of the school in the company of two of our pupils, followed by a meeting with myself and any relevant staff given your child, or children’s, unique needs. For prospective parents, please do contact our Registrar Miss Rebecca Walker at the address registrar@stjosephscornwall.co.uk.

If you are a current parent please do not hesitate to make an appointment should you wish, this is best done by contacting reception@stjosephscornwall.co.uk 

I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future.

With best wishes,

Oliver Scott
Head Teacher

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