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 we take the Safeguarding of all our children and staff very seriously.

All staff at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding pupils and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Mrs Stephens, Mrs Keeping and Mrs Jukes are responsible for Child Protection within the school. It is our duty and responsibility to pass on to outside agencies any concerns that a pupil is being harmed or may be at risk of being harmed. This may result in a referral to Children and Young People’s Services. (CYPS)

In all matters, the school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy informs practice throughout the school.

What do I do if I have a concern?
  • If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and report to a Designated Officer immediately.
  • If your concerns relate to the actions of a member of staff, please report this to one of the Designated Officers who will report it to the Headteacher.
  • If your concerns relate to the actions of the Headteacher, please contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs Lynn Cook. Her details can be obtained from the Office.

If you are visiting the school or applying for a job with us please read all the following information to ensure you are familiar with our policies and procedures.

All roles in school require a DBS check.

For our Safeguarding policies please see - About Us - Policies

Many thanks

Mrs Stephens


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