***Open Day - Saturday 7th November - see our 'Open Day' tab under 'Our School' for more details. ***St Joseph's School will be open for all the children on 1st September in their class bubbles. Please see the letter for your class's staggered start time.***

COVID 19 Pandemic – Information for Parents

Children should not be at school if they have ONE or more of the following symptoms (as defined by the NHS):

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

To find out more or to book a test, visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus, loving and serving together.

A warm welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

At St Joseph’s children come first and they are at the centre of our happy, thriving school. Our hard working and dedicated staff are committed to providing the best possible education while making the school a vibrant, fun and interactive place to learn. Our aim is to ensure that each child reaches their full academic and spiritual potential.

We would love the opportunity to show you around and we would encourage you to come and visit so that we can show just how we are achieving this. If you would like to book an appointment for a guided tour please call 01666 822331.

We look forward to showing you around!
Mrs Sue Woods, Head Teacher

Our History

This was first established in two rooms in Cross Hayes House in 1868 and the first school, pictured here, was built in the Cross Hayes in 1869. By 1876 the school was housed in the earlier Catholic church and by 1884 it was being run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy as St. Joseph’s School. Between 1890 and 1920 the school averaged 60 to 70 pupils, with a new school being built in Holloway in 1932-3 and by 1935 pupil numbers had risen to 90. In 1988 the school had 98 children from Malmesbury, Brinkworth, Hullavington, Crudwell and Sherston and this number increased to 111 in 2000 and is currently around 148.