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.

History & Geography

We believe in a hands on approach to learning and give the children as many opportunities as possible to explore and enquire about History and Geography. We ensure that we involve trips, activities and visitors to bring our curriculum to life.



 As Geographers, our children will hone their knowledge of place and location as they develop a fascination about the world and its people. Our children will understand the world’s most significant human and physical features while understanding how people interact with and impact the natural world. They will strike links between the growth of settlements and industrial progress, discovering how urban and rural landscapes have changed and the impact of these changes. Through our Geography curriculum we will enable children to become environmentally minded global citizens for tomorrow’s world.



As Historians, our children are encouraged to question their understanding of the past inspiring a curiosity to learn more about the society which we live in and those of the wider world.  Children will critically examine sources and evidence, establishing clear and coherent narratives through civilisations, empires and communities across Britain and globally. With this knowledge we aim to spark an excitement for History; to learn about the past and to be able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating those differences.