Mill Hill Lane, Derby DE23 6SB
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Derby and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 25 members of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby has two classes 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 Voluntary Academy, Derby ranks in the top 21% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 12% of schools.
The St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and six to eight week Forest School course in Year 4.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 4.30pm.
Find another school near St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby
Derby High School (1.8 miles); Derby Grammar School (3 miles).
Landau Forte College (1.6 miles); Littleover Community School (2.5 miles); Chellaston Academy (4.2 miles).