St Joseph’s is a Voluntary Aided Primary School, which was originally established as a Private School by the Sisters of La Sainte Union in 1906. Voluntary Aided status was obtained in 1967 and trusteeship of the school was transferred to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in 1995. The relevant Local Authority (LA) is North Somerset District Council.
St Joseph’s has enjoyed a long tradition as a successful Parish School in Portishead. We pride ourselves on our Catholic traditions and heritage, and our high academic standards. Our aim is to teach the Catholic faith, provide a high standard of education, and allow pupils to achieve their full potential. Our staff consists of experienced teachers and assistants who work as a team to develop the whole child. We firmly believe that we are all equal in the eyes of God and that we all have an important role to play in our community. We acknowledge that, as parents and guardians, you are the first and foremost educators of your children and we encourage your comments and questions. We strive to maintain good links with parents and to ensure that everyone is working to ensure that your children have a happy school life at St Joseph’s. St Joseph’s is a busy and active school. We pride ourselves on the all-round education, which our children enjoy. There are opportunities for a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as instrumental tuition; Speech and Drama; theatre, museum trips as well as Year 6 and Year 5 activity camps away from school. We value our wider community links and aim to make the children aware of the needs of others through the fund raising events we have for those in need at home and around the world. The School has a very supportive PTFA, whose aim is to benefit the children of our school by providing family orientated events that are enjoyable for all. Please contact the school to arrange a visit and to discuss the needs of your child.