About us

We are a forward thinking, successful and joyful school, where diversity is prized and everyone is valued. Our motto ‘learning to love, loving to learn’ embodies our school ethos, underpinned by Christian values in our vibrant Catholic community.

We have enthusiastic and hardworking children as we provide a well-rounded, stimulating education that develops them intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.

Our children’s strong personal development contributes effectively to the progress they make.

As a small, friendly school our children feel secure as we aim for the school to be seen as an extension of their family.

We cultivate strong, open, warm and supportive relationships between children and staff where children feel confident to thrive in their learning.

Our expectations are high and aspirations without limits: we encourage the children to do their best at all times and become the best learners they can be.

Through our website we aim to give you information and a flavour of school life in St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We hope to give you an insight into our school; a glimpse of our values, our curriculum, our philosophy and our community.

We hope that you will find this information a useful starting point.

Emma Cashier


St. Joseph’s is a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided nursery and primary school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years old. St. Joseph’s is situated in the borough of Wandsworth and The Archdiocese of Southwark, serving the parishes of St Thomas a Becket (West Hill), St Mary Magdalen (East Hill) and St Gregory’s (Earlsfield).

The school was originally founded in 1840, but relocated to a new purpose built building on its present site in 1997. It was built to be environmentally friendly, with the electricity in the library provided by the River Wandle.

As a result of the school’s commitment to ecology, St. Joseph’s was one of the first schools to receive a ‘School’s Eco Award’ for its work in this field.

Today, St Joseph’s continues to thrive. Our school family is diverse, reflecting our society, with all children learning together, with over 30 different languages spoken. Together we create a vibrant school community which embraces our motto:

Learning to love, loving to learn

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To find out more please click on the link to view our safeguarding statement.