St Joseph’s Church


Welcome to our Parish school, St Joseph’s. Parents have talked with me about their first impressions of the gift of our school. “It screams ‘family’ and ‘community’!” they exclaim. This is exactly what we strive to create. St. Joseph’s School along with the love and support of the wider Parish community of Immaculate Conception & St Joseph’s is a family.

It is our belief, that only in the Lord Jesus does the mystery of the human person truly become clear. That is why Christian education and the formation of young people has always been integral to the mission of the Church.

We give thanks to the dedicated teachers, staff and governors of our school who generously give of themselves to evoke among the young, faith in God. Our school is an extension of the Parish community of love that makes up the Church and we hope that you and your family are always made to feel welcome.

Jesus was often called ‘Teacher’. In His name, our school unpacks the Word of God in our everyday lives. At times we can feel overwhelmed by the pressures and an ever-growing culture of individualism, relativism, negativity and even despair. St. Joseph’s and the Catholic education it offers is an invitation to, and a powerful instrument of, hope. It works to help families bring their children to the Lord and the uplifting message of His Gospel. Through the home, school and church partnership, we are able to make that leap of faith, that all things can be made new in the transforming love of God.

Father John Cooke

Pastoral Co-Ordinator of Avon Stour Pastoral Area and Dean


The Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph is part of the Avon Stour Pastoral Area within the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

Please click here to visit the Pastoral Area’s website or here for the Diocese’s website.