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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Hendon

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a vibrant and historic part of the neighbourhood of Hendon in North West London. Founded in 1882 initially as a boarding school, the school has survived two World Wars and gone from strength to strength. We work to give our children the best possible education in the fullest sense of the word – academically, spiritually and emotionally.

The gospel principles of loving your neighbour, of compassion and of justice permeate all aspects of our school life. We are a friendly and outward-looking school community, welcoming families from all parts of the world. We are proud of our success in academic exams and achievements on the sports field, and we also have good links with local, national and international charities and organizations.

Please take time to browse our website to find out more about the school and the fantastic activities we are involved in.



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Latest News

  • Roadworks around St Joseph's for a 20mph zone - map   
  • Science Week is 09 - 13/03/2020 - please click here for the letter  
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The AGM for the Friends committee followed by second hand uniform sale is on 13/03/2020 from 3.20pm  
  • Cancelled: St Joseph's Day Mass will be on 19/03/2020 at 9.30am at Our Lady of Dolours (Y2, 5 & 6 to attend)
  • Cancelled: 1T Assembly 25/03/2920
  • Cancelled: 1J Assembly 01/04/2020  
School News Feed
  • Important
    17 March 2020
    Coronavirus Update
    Good morning, This ever evolving situation continues to put pressure on us all and last night’s announcement by the government – recommending self-isolation in situations where a household member is unwell – is already putting extreme pressure on school staffing. I can only see this situation getting worse over the coming days. We are attempting to stay open – and will do for as long as possible – but once our staffing levels drop to a point where we cannot effectively supervise children to keep them safe, then we will need to shut. This is already happening across London and I have had confirmation today that several schools have shut due to ‘operational issues’. It is my recommendation that parents begin to make contingency plans for childcare as soon as possible. Our duty to support children and families will continue even when shut, so please be advised of the following; · Currently we will not be sending work home to children who are self-isolating, however, if the school closes we will provide work for children to complete at home with parents / carers. If you do not have a computer or device capable of supporting home learning please let your child’s class teacher know. · We will ensure that children eligible for free school meals will be able to access a daily meal – this will probably be in the form of a sandwich, fruit and drink available for collection from the school or some sort of voucher system. Contact the school office by email, office@stjosephs.barnet.sch.uk, to let us know if this is something you want as we will need to know the numbers. Please be assured of our continued dedication to the care and education of all our children in these uncertain times. I will update you with more information as soon as I can. Dr J Lane
  • Important
    16 March 2020
    Coronavirus Update
    Good morning, We are truly in ‘unchartered territory’ with the current health emergency. As a school we are endeavouring to follow PHE advice and keep all of the St Joseph’s community safe. At the moment, the advice is that schools remain open – and whether you agree or disagree with that, I am mindful that we have pupils and staff at the school who may have asthma, a respiratory condition or some other condition that may make them vulnerable to Coronavirus. With that in mind can you please be vigilant for high temperature or other signs of the virus and keep children at home if you suspect they are unwell. Additionally, if you have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus, please self-isolate and do not send your child or children to school. As the virus can be transmitted while carriers are showing no sign of illness, no guarantees can be given that schools are totally virus free. If you are concerned that your child has an underlying health condition, please take PHE advice and isolate them from large gatherings – and that includes school. I can only assure you that we are doing everything we can to protect all of our community. We will update you as anything new comes to light.
  • Important
    13 March 2020
    Coronavirus update
    Dear Parents Please see the letter attached with important information regarding the Coronavirus. Kind regards Mrs Keating
  • Important
    12 March 2020
    Important reminder - No parking on Turning Circle
    Dear Parents, Please be reminded that for safeguarding purposes no vehicles can be parked on the Turning Circle outside the main entrance to the School including dropping off for Breakfast Club and picking up from AJ's After School Club. Thank you.
  • General
    6 March 2020
    Events at school
    Dear Parents and Carers, We have introduced a new section on the website 'Events at School' showing photos/videos of events and opportunities the children have here at St Joseph's. Please take a look and see what happened when Jermaine Jenas (ex Tottenham and England football player) came to visit this week and also to see images of World Book Day at St Joseph's (more images to be added). To view the page simply go to the the website www.stjps.org, News & Information, Events at School or click on the following link: https://stjosephs-barnet.secure-dbprimary.com/barnet/primary/stjosephs/site/pages/newslettersinformation/eventsatschool Kind regards
  • Newsletter
    3 March 2020
    RE Newsletter - Spring 2
    Dear Parents / Carers Please see the latest RE newsletter attached. Kind regards
  • General
    3 March 2020
    Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
    Dear Parents / Carers, The Department for Education have launched a helpline for anyone who has concerns about Coronavirus. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Important
    26 February 2020
    Coronavirus update
    Dear Parents / Carers We have checked with Public Health England and the advise is that all school activities should go ahead as planned. We will update you if there are any developments. Thank you
  • Important
    26 February 2020
    Dear Parents / Carers Please inform the school as soon as possible if you have been to northern Italy - see map attached - over the past 2-3 weeks. Thank you
  • Important
    24 February 2020
    Coronavirus Advice
    Dear Parents Please see attached advice from Public Health England on the Coronavirus for places of education. Thank you.
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