Years 3 and 6 Friendship Liturgy

What a wonderful celebration we had in school last week. We enjoyed a special liturgy, planned by Year 6 and led by Deacon Peter, to welcome our new Year 3 pupils. To help them feel at home here at St Joseph’s Catholic Juniors, our Year 6 children presented each child...

Football Season Begins!

The squad for the 2019-2020 football season has been chosen and the first four games were played on Thursday night at St Benet's, Ouston. The team won 2 matches and lost 2; a promising start for a new team who have not have the opportunity to train together yet. Miss...

Super Splash Heroes Visit St Joseph’s.

Last week, the aqua savvy Super Splash Heroes visited our school to teach us about the ‘Get Water Wise’ programme, which encourages us all to spread the message of how to use water wisely and save water every day. The Super Splash Heroes show is an innovative,...

Alice In Wonderland – a spectacular performance by Y6

'What a fantastic performance!' was the general concensus of all who came along to watch our Year 6 class put on an amazing show last night. For their Leavers' Performance, the children, under the brilliant direction of Miss Cameron and Miss Kennedy, staged a musical...

OUTSTANDING – Our Diocesan Inspection Report

'This is a joyous, cohesive school community where everyone involved displays the highest expectations for pupils in terms of personal, spiritual and academic development'. We are proud and delighted to be able to announce that we were judged to be 'OUTSTANDING' in...

Gateshead Catholic Schools Y6 Leavers Mass

Our Y6 went along to Corpus Christi Church last week, for a special mass to celebrate the end of their time in primary school together with all of our other Catholic schools in Gateshead. It was a wonderful celebration of pray and hymns on the theme of Jesus, our...

School Council Visit to London

On Friday, the 12 members of our School Council visited London in order to visit the Houses of Parliament and find out more about how our country is governed.The day began early, with everyone meeting at Durham train station at 7.15am to catch the 7.30am train to our...


Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School is a friendly, successful and high-achieving school for pupils aged 7-11, founded in 1898. We are very proud of our many achievements and by following Christ’s teaching we intend to make all that happens within the school speak of God’s loving care for all of us.

By working together our whole school community strives to live out the aims of our mission statement:

‘Christ is our light and our life’ 

in order to ensure that we fulfil our shared school vision of providing a 21st century curriculum for 21st century learners, with the aim of inspiring our children with a love of God, a love of learning and a love of life.

Our website contains lots of information about our school, including up to date news and events listings, as well as recent examples of our work and play.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find it useful.

Rebecca Nutton – Acting Head Teacher



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Attendance Points (Autumn Term 2019)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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Christ is our light and our life.


School Council Visit to Civic Centre

Thank you to Councillor Mrs Foy, who is also one of our school governors, for organising a visit to the Civic Centre for our School Council. The children were given a tour of the Civic Centre before having the opportunity of a Q&A session with some of our local...

Sporting Success on the Athletics Field!

A team of athletes from Y4, 5 & 6 took part in the Chester-Le-Street District Sports at the Riverside track in Chester-Le-Street last week with great success. "The team got into more finals then ever before," explained Mr McCormick, "We had success in the hurdles,...

Fencing Success for Y6 Competitors!

Well done to our Year 6 Fencing Team who recently won the Gateshead Schools Fencing Championship held at Cardinal Hume Secondary School. The team, captained by Gavin, consisted of 8 pupils (Sophie, Cameron, Gavin, Megan, Katie, Josh, Leah and Wayne) won all of their...

Y4 visit to Laing Art Gallery

As part of their Creative Curriculum topic 'Bridges',  our Year 4 class visit the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle to take part in a 'Painting with Watercolours' workshop and to visit the galleries which had a special exhibition on the Tyne bridges. "It gave the...

Tour de St Josephs!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y6 Mountain Biking Team who recently came third in the Gateshead Mountain Biking Competition at Kingsmeadow School. Team captain, Wayne, set the standard by showing great skill and speed around the tricky course. "There were a few hills and...

Our School Summer Fayre 2013

Our annual Summer Fayre, held on 20th June, was once again a huge success. The weather held and the playground was awash with stalls and games including: Tombola, Disc Drop, Hair & Nails, Face Painting, Hot dogs and Candy Floss, Golf Challenge, Pick -a-card and we...


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