Starting Your Journey With St Joseph's

Our experienced, well-qualified, enthusiastic and caring staff, provide a high quality environment offering security and extensive opportunities for all our children to achieve their full potential.

The Pre-Prep department comprises of three large classrooms for Reception Class (age 4 +), Year 1 and Year 2. All with attached cloakroom facilities and access to our own garden for outdoor learning. The atmosphere is bright, colourful, purposeful and welcoming.

Our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report complimented us highly on our excellent pastoral care and the high quality provision provided within the department. We are also extremely proud that the Foundation Stage has been referred to by the Independent Schools Inspectorate an 'Area of Excellence'.

We are constantly reviewing our practice at St Joseph's and believe that this process and our child centered approach, allows us to maintain our reputation as one of the leading Pre-Prep Departments in the South West.

Throughout the Summer Term we offer transition sessions to those starting with us in the September. If you would like your child to attend please contact the Registrar. 

Please feel free to arrange a visit by contacting the Registrar and come and experience the atmosphere at St Joseph's.

Michelle Kemp 
Head of Pre-Prep

Little Prep (after-school provision)

There is a facility for children in the Pre-Prep Department to stay on at school after 3.30pm if required from Monday to Thursday. We run a wide selection of extra-curricular clubs ranging from sports to crafts, these sessions run until 4.30pm. We also offer a play-based after school session available until 5pm. It is supervised by our existing team, who know the children well.