Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 7SX
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Main point of differentiation
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is one of the best state primary schools in Oxford, ranking in the top 2-3% in the country, with a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. An academic Catholic school, it teaches philosophy, public speaking and has a record for excellence in chess.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2019) inspection.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School ranks in the top 27% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The St Joseph's Catholic Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHCE, philosophy, public speaking, French, Latin. The curriculum is subject based, organised by topics, and includes some cross-curricular projects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in chess.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School or Outside Learning for all year groups and residential trips from Year 3.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for DT and music.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir, orchestra and 3 instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Rye St Antony School (0.3 miles); Headington School (0.6 miles); Magdalen College School (1.6 miles).
Cheney School (2 miles); The Cherwell School (2.1 miles); John Mason School (8.7 miles).