St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together as one family

Latest News 16th March 2020

To all parents and carers,


This is our latest update on the situation we are in at the moment.  Things will undoubtedly change after the latest press conference by the government this evening.


In line with the advice currently:

  • Parents evening is cancelled – staff will get something out to parents in the near future.
  • We will not be attending Mass on Thursday.  We will still have a non-uniform day in school and a special party lunch.
  • We will not have any activities connected to Easter, such as liturgies led by children or parents coming into school.
  • We are cancelling all sporting events and training delivered by outside agencies.  We will still do PE in school if we can, so please send in a PE kit.
  • Swimming is now cancelled next week
  • Governor meetings are postponed
  • Laura’s Fitness has cancelled her sessions from next week


Several of our staff fall into the ‘vulnerable’ bracket and are or shortly will be working from home.  We currently have enough staff in school to stay open but this can change at very short notice.  Information will come out via the school text system so please ensure your mobile number is up to date and you are receiving texts, (one was sent out this morning about some events being cancelled.  If you didn’t receive this, phone the office to update your number with us.)


We will respect your decision to self-isolate.  We want everyone to stay safe.  We ask that you let us know that this is the case so that we know where all our children are. 

Over the coming days we will start signposting you to work that is available for you to do at home via Dojo or Tapestry.  If you are not signed up to one of these systems, let us know via email (


If you need anything, please get in touch.  If you are self-isolating and your child has left something important at school, we will help if we can.


Stay safe!


Andrea Worthington