St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

01993 841240

Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome


Hello and welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

We are a school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best.  Children are supported in becoming confident and independent young people, who thrive on challenge, and who are motivated to learn.  All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special feel’ at St Joseph's Primary School is to do with our caring and friendly atmosphere,  rooted in the shared belief of all staff members that all children are born in the image of God and we have a calling to ensure that they have the skills and understanding to be able to follow the path that God has set for them.

I am extremely proud to be part of a team that is committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care.  All staff, regardless of their role in school, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum, a safe and inspiring working environment which enables and encourages children to develop a continued love of learning and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.  

We pride ourselves in developing the 'whole' child and encourage them to learn to love and treat each other as they themselves would like to loved and treated - we do this through our belief and commitment to our faith and, through the teachings of Jesus, we are able to deliver a nurturing, loving approach to each child.

The excellent start begins in Reception and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking.  The curriculum is delivered through a cross-curricular approach which is further enhanced by whole-school themed days and other events including Science, PE, Music and Multicultural weeks to supplement and promote enquiry-led learning.  School trips and visits, community activities and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to children - these include Archery, Lego Club, Eco Warriers, Techno Club, Science and Gymnastics after school clubs.

The best way to find out about our school is to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A telephone call to the school office on 01993 841240 is all that is needed to arrange this. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.


Mrs Lisa Smith - PrincipalSt Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Carterton - Committee of ...

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