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The Federation of St Edmund's and St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schools

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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  • Inquisitive
  • Collaborative
  • Resilient
  • Respectful
  • Motivated
  • Independent
  • Resourceful
  • Faithful


At a Glance

Early Years finish at 3.10pm collected from the gate.

Years 1 & 2 finish 3.15pm collected from the playground.

Years 3 to 6 finish at 3.20pm collected from the playground.

Key stage 1 pupils total time in school is 32hours and 5mins

Key stage 2 pupils total time in school 32hours and 30mins

The school day

The school day starts at 8.50am with children able to go straight into their classrooms at 8:40am. The school day finishes at 3:10pm for Noah Class, 3.15pm for Moses, Elijah and 3:20 for Abraham, Jonah and Samson. Registration is from 8.50am to 9.00am.


At 10.15am all children have a break from 10.15am – 10.30am.


Children in Noah have their lunch just before 12am and their lunch break ends at 1.00pm. The other classes commence lunchtime at 12:00pm and finish at 1:00pm.


If staff feel that it would benefit the learning of their pupils they may choose to take a break part way through the afternoon. We encourage flexibility with this in order to maximise the children’s learning.


At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let the office know. This enables us to inform your child and avoids any confusion or upset.


To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option even if it’s just for the last part of your journey! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.