Royal Avenue, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7EN
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Waltham Cross and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 8 members of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2017) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Hertfordshire LEA.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross has one class per year, and an average class size of 27 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross achieves varied attainment scores, from the top 10% nationally to below the national average. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for younger pupils and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 5.30pm provided by an external contractor.
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