Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School, the Borough

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Little Dorrit Court
Redcross Way
London
SE1 1NJ
Phone 02074072642
Reference Number 100834

Description

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Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant learning community in the London borough of Southwark (SE1 1NJ). Led by a strong commitment to Catholic faith and spiritual development, the school aims to nurture the whole child and prepare them for life both academically and as compassionate global citizens. Facts about St. Joseph's include:

  • Founded in the 19th century, St. Joseph's has a rich historical legacy, serving diverse families and promoting heritage values.
  • Demography: With a capacity for 210 pupils, St. Joseph's is a small, well-established primary school catering to children aged 4 to 11.
  • OFSTED Rating: The school was last rated as "Good" by OFSTED in a 2018 inspection, with key strengths noted in the quality of teaching, conduct of pupils, and school's values.
  • Religious Education: St. Joseph's provides a curriculum centered on the Catholic faith, following the RE: Here framework, resulting in pupils with a strong spiritual education and appreciation for moral awareness.
  • Wider Curriculum: The school offers a comprehensive, engaging, and rigorous academic curriculum, including a strong foundation in all core subjects and a multitude of extra-curricular initiatives.
  • Pastoral Support: St. Joseph's strives to create opportunities for emotional wellbeing, relationship building, and character development, fostering a safe environment for all.
  • Eco-schools: The school strongly values environmental education and sustainability initiatives, actively participating in the Eco-Schools programme.

St. Joseph's is committed to family involvement and partnership, working with parents and the community to provide the best possible education for their pupils. This is evident in the school's impressive achievements, confident learners, and a strong ethos rooted in respect, kindness, and care.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 195
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 50.26%
Girls: 49.74%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 26
2 25
3 25
4 25
5 29
6 30

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-11-27
Date Description Report
2023-10-10 School inspection School inspection
2018-03-27 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-12-05 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-10-04 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-01-26 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-02-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-06-27 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 62% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 10% Upgrade Upgrade

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Subject School Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 104 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 106 Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading -1.3 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing -0.7 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 1.1 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 6 1
Third Preference 10 0
From another Local Authority 2 1

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Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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