Calver Crescent, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3LY

01246 472798

St Joseph's Catholic and Church of England Primary School

With the Love of God we learn, grow and achieve.

 St. Joseph’s School Day

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3:30pm.  The school gate is opened at 8.45am. All children are welcomed into their classroom from 8.45am Registration is at 9:00AM

Classroom breakfast

We are delighted to offer a FREE Breakfast provision in school for all of our children. The breakfast, that is provided by the National School Breakfast Programme, runs during registration time  and includes bagels and gluten free toast

Morning Playtimes:

Children in Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two share a break time at 10:30am till 10.45am. Children in Reception and Key Stage are provided with a fruit snack. 



Children eat their lunch in two sittings. The children are seated with friends from their classes, it doesn't matter if your child is eating a school dinner or bringing their own sandwiches the children always sit in the same seat with their friends. The children can opt in and out on a daily basis if they want a school dinner or sandwiches. 


Drop off and collection:

At the beginning of the school day, parents are encouraged to come to the classroom door. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset.


At the end of the school day, children will be released from their classroom door by their class teacher when the appropriate adult is seen. Please make sure you child’s teacher is informed if there is a change to usual collection routines.


Year 5 and 6 children are allowed to walk home on their own providing school have been informed in writing by the responsible adult.


Getting to School:

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by ;car; it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users; and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely and think about the local residents and access.