About Our School
St. Joseph’s is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary School situated in the heart of Upminster, Essex within the London Borough of Havering and the Diocese of Brentwood. We cater for boys and girls between the ages of 4+ and 11+, with 420 pupils currently on roll.
Our Mission Statement
St Joseph’s is a joyful community which follows the example of Jesus, helping, accepting and respecting everyone, as we learn and grow together, safe in His Love.
The school buildings are spacious and well-maintained. The Juniors and Infants each have their own playground with Reception using their self-contained playground as an ‘outdoor classroom’ throughout the year.
The school has a well-equipped computer suite as well as computers in each classroom, connected to the school’s network system. We also have a number of laptops, netbooks and iPads for independent learning. We can access the internet via broadband and have our own website. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards, multimedia projectors, visualizers and a range of technologies to maximise the potential of ICT as a teaching and learning tool. We also have Wi-Fi throughout the school.
We have a spacious hall used for assemblies, P.E and school dinners. The hatch area is also used for hot school dinners, and lessons outside of the classroom.
We are very proud of our hard-working School Council who act under the leadership of a teacher. Annually, two pupils are democratically elected from each year group (Years 1 – 6), with a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary elected from Year 6 to form the council. They remain in ‘office’ for the school year acting as ambassadors for the school. They make recommendations for improvements and help raise funds for school equipment and charities both at home and abroad.