St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy




Welcome to St Joseph’s. My name is Andrea Leslie and I am the Head Teacher. Let me tell you a little about our school. Then please have a look at other pages to find out even more about our incredible school.

We are on the eastern edge of Leicester and our pupils come from a wide area within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. We take pupils aged 3 to 11. There are about 300 pupils on the roll including 30 who attend the Foundation Stage full or part time.

The school is not only a place of learning, but also a Christian community, sharing a faith, united in mutual respect and a sense of belonging. It is a place where God is experienced as a reality and where Christ’s Gospel comes to life.

We aim to provide an education in which each aspect of the child’s unique personality can be developed. We aim, not merely to attain the best standards possible within the National Curriculum, but to provide a happy, stable atmosphere in which every child can become the best that they can be.

Learning is an adventure and it is important that children should learn to think for themselves. So much has been discovered in recent years about how children learn. As a result many things have changed since our school days.

Whether you are visiting our website or decide to come and see the school itself, I would like to welcome you into the life of St. Joseph’s School and Parish.

Collective Worship

One Minute Meditation – The Our Father – NDCYS

Check out our new ‘One Minute Meditation’ and hear the Our Father spoken aloud by young people from across the diocese. We’ll be uploading more prayers and reflections to help you take time out each day to pray!

- Sunday Liturgy for Families -
- Daily Prayers for Home -
- Assembly Video for Home -

Please take a moment to reflect with your families on today's collective worship celebrating today's feast of Corpus Christi. A special thank you to our school chaplain Mrs Beall, who continues to do a great job in promoting Catholic life at the school. As always it's lovely to share our faith in school with our families at home.

God Bless


To join our assembly click play

Lollipop Stick Cross

The chaplaincy team in KS2 asked the children in their classes to decorate lollipop sticks  The lollipop sticks were made into crosses and attached to a bigger cross.Well done everyone!

RE learning ideas:

-Rewrite the Our Father.

-Create a prayer corner in your home.

-Write a list of questions for God.

-Write your own prayers.

-Look at the Resurrection painting on the National Gallery website -create your own version, write a description, story behind it.

-Read the Pentecost story. 

- Design a comic strip telling the story of Pentecost.

-Plant a seed to care and look after at home. 

-Decorate a pebble for your prayer area in school.

-Look around the garden for signs of new life.

-Talk about times when you received good news.

-Design a poster to tell the good news about Jesus.

- Make a lego scene from the Pentecost story.

- Describe some of the signs and symbols of Pentecost.


Information from our Academy Trust CEO

 10th June - New Headteacher.pdfDownload
 1st June - Considerations for risk assessment planning for reopening.pdfDownload
 CMAT Letter to parents 19.5.2020.docxDownload
 Letter to Parents 30.6.2020.pdfDownload
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If you feel like you have a problem you'd like to share with a trusted adult, contact Childline at any time 

0800 1111 

or visit The Childline website 

Missionary Discipleship Challenge 

Reach Out!

Tom Baptist has set this weeks challenge which is about keeping in touch. Do you know someone who could be lonely? Give them a call or send them a letter!

Send your examples in to by Thursday please!

The weekly Missionary Discipleship challenges will now appear each week on in case anyone missed them. 

Dyslexia Gold

We have been given access to this reading and spelling programme.   

Click here for more information

World Book Online have made their collection of over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. The are books suitable for all ages.

Click here to access the free books

A special message from the grown-ups who work with you at St Joseph's! See if you can spot your favourite school dinner items!

If you have a smartphone you can download the School Jotter Mobile App for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and allows us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It's a cost effective and environmentally friendly way of us communicating with our parents.

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