We are part of the Plymouth CAST family of schools. We are a Catholic school welcoming children of all faiths to learn and grow with us. The education and wellbeing of our children is at the heart of everything we do. Our Gospel Values of humility, compassion, kindness, justice, forgiveness, integrity, peace and courage are integral to our whole school community. We inspire all our children to do their best, be their best and have respect for themselves, others and the world we live in. Choosing a school for your child is really important for any parent or carer. If you would like to find out more about our school you are welcome to visit us to meet or wonderful staff and pupils. Please email admin@stjo.uk or phone 01395 264875 to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.


At St Joseph’s, our children will deepen their understanding and respect for world and cultural differences.  We are committed to developing a love of languages to encourage curiosity in the wider world.  Using immersive impact experiences, pupils will embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in another language.  This learning will be applied in different contexts therefore enabling them to build a greater understanding of the language structures, patterns and sounds.  Children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed to lay foundations for the future.

"Finally , a big thank you for all your work on languages. When we teach our Year 7 classes, we can see the solid foundations you have built, and it is wonderful to see our students using languages with confidence and beautiful accents! "
KS3 Language Coordinator, ECC.
As a school we follow the Language Angels scheme of work.
Developing Speaking and Listening- 2023 French Cafe! 
Beech class turned the hall into a French cafe and immersed themselves in the culture. In role as restaurant managers and waiters they invited teachers and younger pupils to sample their cuisine. The challenge was they could only speak in French. 
Year 6 children. 
“ I loved the day as it helped me to feel like I was in France.” 
“ I enjoyed practicing the language and accent and serving Mrs Stephens.” 
Cultural Awareness Day 2023
A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to the parents who gave up their time to come into school to speak to the children –they were all brilliant! One of our Governors came into the Y5/6 class and said the following...
“I really enjoyed coming in to talk to the children about growing up in a different country and culture. I know that other parents also came in and shared their different experiences too. What a brilliant opportunity to help welcome children from other backgrounds to the school but also enrich everyone's understanding of different cultures.”