Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

As headteacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school website.

St Joseph’s is part of a thriving community in the market town of Newbury, where we are all committed to fulfilling our Mission Statement:

 Following in Jesus’ footsteps;

 Recognising the Holy Spirit in ourselves and each other; and

 Nurturing our God-given gifts.

Our Catholic ethos means that we are faithful to Gospel values and strive to live by the teachings of Jesus Christ. We aim to ensure that our children not only succeed academically, but also grow spiritually and morally, developing into fully rounded individuals. We foster strong links with our Parishes of St Joseph’s and St Francis de Sales and work as a team to support our children’s journey in faith. We encourage pupils not only to explore their own beliefs but to understand other faiths, fulfilling the British values of tolerance and respect.

We strive to ensure that our pupils achieve their academic potential. We are highly committed to helping every child to make good progress from the moment they join our school in Reception when they are 4 years old until they leave us at the end of Year 6, so they are ready for the next stage of their academic journey.

I hope that you enjoy browsing our website and find it informative. Do take the time to read our newsletters which will give you a further insight into the vibrant life of our school community. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit; you will always be welcomed at St Joseph’s!

Mrs Nicola McVeigh




“St Joseph’s School is a truly Catholic community, based on shared Catholic values, offering a witness to Christ in the world. The school is extremely welcoming and inclusive.” S48 Validation Report 2011.

"Throughout the school there is firm evidence that you are within a community of faith" Diocesian Monitoring Visit July 2014

"Pupils’ behaviour is good and they feel safe". Ofsted Sept 2012

  Our pupils described St Joseph's as "a school where the Christian faith is important and people care about you". Diocesian Monitoring Visit July 2014




St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Newport Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2AW  Tel: 01635 43455  Email: office@stjosephs.w-berks.sch.uk