Message from the Head Teacher

Welcome to St. Joseph's School & Nursery Website, please take a few minutes to read these words of welcome then feel free to explore our website to discover the wonderful opportunities for your child at St. Joseph's.

St. Joseph's was established in 1934 and is a well respected Catholic Primary School & Nursery in the heart of Nottingham.  We have undergone many changes but have always kept the Catholic ethos and friendly family feel so important to our children and parents.

As a new Head Teacher who has known of the school for many years due to my long experience of Independent Education in Nottingham, I fully intend to retain, protect and develop the important ethos and heritage.

Here at St. Joseph's we welcome all faiths and are proud of our school. We provide a high standard of education and care, for the benefit of your children, and look forward to working with you. The highly qualified and dedicated staff have high expectations and work together to create a happy, caring and hard-working environment in which your child will succeed. Here at St. Joseph’s we encourage each child’s sense of individual worth, developing the child’s capacity to live as an independent, self-motivated person who reaches their own potential. In order to achieve this, a broad curriculum is offered, which covers the intellectual, religious, social, physical and aesthetic development of your child. 

We are living in a world of constant, major changes and we work towards preparing your child to feel comfortable to meet the demands and challenges of this world.  At the same time, values of respect, care and the wider family of God are timeless and will remain at the core of our work.  We also welcome you.  Come and see us and see how we are able to care, encourage and develop the children in our care.  Come and discuss our plans for the next stage in the development of our wonderful school and see how you can be a part in this.  Come and see our bright open and keen to learn children as they grow in confidence and learn to look after and respect each other as part of the family that is St. Joseph's School.

Our Mission Statement

Self belief brings lasting success!

At St. Joseph's School we provide a positive, optimum environment which will develop the skills and attitudes required to be an effective lifelong learner. We have high expectations for every child at our school and offer innovative teaching in a stimulating environment. Through our Christian ethos we encourage everyone to love, respect and understand themselves, others and the multi-faith world in which they live.

A Brief History 

St. Joseph's School was first established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934 as a Catholic Independent Co-Educational Day School. Over the last 75 years the school has built a reputation for its excellent academic standards as well as its outstanding pastoral care. In 1990 the Sisters of Mercy relinquished their control of the school and the responsibility for the school was passed to a Board of Trustees.

The school is now both multi-faith and multi-ethnic which has strengthened our school family. 

St. Joseph’s takes children from the age of twelve months up to eleven years. When children leave us at the age of eleven they move to a variety of schools. Many go to other Senior Independent schools such as Dagfa House, Hollygirt, Loughborough Grammar, Loughborough High, Nottingham High School for Boys, Nottingham High School for Girls or Trent College. Some enter the state sector for their secondary education with a number of children going on to either the Becket or Trinity, Catholic Secondary Schools.

Contact Us

Address: St. Joseph's School, 33 Derby Road,
Nottingham, NG1 5AW

Telephone: 0115 941 8356