covid-19 information page

Closure Update - July 2021

As of 19th July 2021, we have made the difficult decision to switch to remote learning for the remainder of this week.

In line with government guidance and after consultation with the local authority, we must prioritise the needs of our pupils considered to be vulnerable, those with EHCPs and also young carers and key worker children.

We are asking, therefore, that wherever possible, as a key worker parent that you provide a space at home for your child to work on the days when they are not in school. Learning will be via Teams, and will be 'live' lessons.

If you have any questions related to Covid-19, please email

Vulnerable Students and Children of Critical Workers - July 2021

The school is open for children of critical workers and vulnerable students, between the hours of 8.55am – 3.35pm. We will be hosting 3 rooms in order to keep bubbles separated.

We may have limited spaces available for key workers and these will be distributed on a need's priority basis. If you would like to be considered for a place for the remainder of the week, please complete the form below by 7pm on Tuesday 20th July. We will inform parents of their places this evening.

We understand that this is not ideal for many of you and we thank you for your understanding.


Click here to complete the form

I would like to say that I'm very pleased and fully support the move to online learning. It must have been a difficult one. Yet again, it shows what a caring school St Joseph's is.

I also would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for another year, for all your hard work, support and care you have given to our children in these very strange times.

I wanted to take the chance to say how grateful I am for the way that yourself and all staff members have responded during this unprecedented time. You have all had to not only deal with your own health and well being, but that of the children too.

Thank you one and all for all your hard work and looking out for the children. Every step of the way you have made the right decisions in regards to the children, given the right levels of support and offered some form of continuity to them.

May I say that the communication from the school in these difficult times, and the spirit of enquiry and innovation that has informed it, has been exemplary. Your own messages have been extremely supportive and informative and we owe you our personal gratitude.
Also I wanted to say thanks and well done to you and all the staff at St Joseph's, you are doing a brilliant job in these difficult and turbulent times.
Can I take this opportunity to say thank you for all that you are doing? I know how difficult it is juggling between online learning and teaching in school. I am so very grateful for all that you have done and all that you are doing.
Our child loves school. He is happy, enjoys the work and feels supported, which is all any mum can ask. It also means that I can focus on the children in my school and not worry about my son feeling isolated and alone. Thank you. 

I happened to be in the kitchen while my child was online for English, and I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the teaching. Very enthusiastic,  clear and helpful with lots of examples and kept checking the pupils understanding of the lesson being taught. Thoroughly comprehensive lesson.

Thank you for these lessons and all the support for pupils during Covid. Also thank you for constant communication from SLT.