Calver Crescent, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3LY

01246 472798

St Joseph's Catholic and Church of England Primary School

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 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. Children in Key Stage 2 walk onto the playground and parents are welcome to join their child. Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 are welcomed into their classroom from 8.45am


Registration is 8:55AM

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 all have an open door policy from 8.45am. Please feel free to come into class with your child and read/change their book or complete the morning task with your child. This is also a good time to speak to the adults about any worries or to share some good news.


Morning Playtimes:

Children in Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two share a break time at 10:30am till 10.45am



Children eat their lunch in two sittings. The school's 'Family Dining' approach encourages children to eat their meal as a family would at home. 


Drop off and collection:

At the beginning of the school day, parents are encouraged to come into the playground. 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.


Collective worship:

Monday –Class/Key Stage Collective Worship -  3:10pm


Tuesday – Whole school Collective Worship led by the School Council - 3.10pm


Wednesday - Whole school Collective Worship led by the Headteacher -3.10pm


Thursday -    Whole school  singing Collective Worship led by the Head Teacher 3.10pm


Friday – Celebrating Success Collective Worship 9.00am