St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy


Covid-19 Information Update from Our CEO

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!

VE Day

Thank you to all the families who sent in photos of their VE Day celebrations!


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!


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.

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.


Chaplaincy Challenge.

Here is the Missionary Discipleship video for this week in case you missed it!


This week’s challenge is to follow in the footsteps of the Disciples after Pentecost, by sharing a message of love or hope with someone in a different language. Remember to send in a photo or video of you completing the challenge!

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!

Latest Newsletters

White Rose Maths Help Update

LRS Physical Activity & Wellbeing During Covid-19 Survey

We are working alongside Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and would like to hear from residents living within Leicestershire, Leicester or Rutland.


We want to understand the impact that the coronavirus restrictions are having on your physical activity habits and future intentions to being active over the coming weeks. This information will help your Local Authority, Active Partnership and local organisations provide an informed physical activity offer to support yours and other residents’ health and wellbeing over the next few months.


Please take a few minutes to tell us about yourself. Your responses will remain anonymous and you have the option to provide your contact details if you would like to be entered into the prize draw or would be willing for us to contact you for some follow-up research.


We would like to thank you in advance for your time and feedback

The survey, which is live from today, will ask residents living within Leicestershire, Leicester or Rutland about the types of physical activity they have taken part in before and during the Covid-19 outbreak and their future intentions over the coming weeks.  This information will help LRS, Localities and local organisations provide an informed physical activity offer to support residents’ health and wellbeing over the next few months

The survey will run until 31st May 2020. We are incentivising the survey by having a prize draw (top prize is an £50 amazon gift and runner up prizes include five £20 amazon gift vouchers).

You can access the survey here:

The Gratitude Competition!


Gratitude is a positive emotion that is felt after receiving a gift, or an act of kindness. It is an emotion of feeling thankful or grateful for something or someone.


Here are the details on how to get involved!

Please click here to head to the Competition Zone.

It would be great if you were able to share this email with other parents and teachers you know. We would love for as many children and young people as possible to have the opportunity to get involved! 

Deadline for entries is Thursday 14th May at 12 noon. 

Good luck and best wishes,

Off School


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 

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

There will also be a gallery each week of the photos and videos sent in from our CMAT. These can be found here:

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

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.

Click here to download for android devices

Click here to download for apple devices


Our Events

Latest St Josephs Calender Events

Swimming lessons Year 6 non swimmers10Jun2020

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm @ Wigston Pool

Swimming lessons Year 6 non swimmers17Jun2020

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm @ Wigston Pool

Swimming lessons Year 6 non swimmers24Jun2020

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm @ Wigston Pool

Calendars page(s): St Josephs Calender >>