St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’


St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School


Welcome to the homepage for St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Boughton.  A Voluntary Academy part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.


Whether you are an existing Parent or someone looking for a place at St Joseph’s, I hope you find this website informative.


We currently have  232 children on our roll, aged 3-11 years serving the localities of Ollerton and Boughton and surrounding areas. The school opened in 1963 and has benefited from several refurbishments and extensions with the most recent being 2018 with the creation of a school community room. The school strives to provide modern facilities and a learning environment in which our children can flourish. The school converted to an Academy in July 2015 and is part of the Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust working with other local Catholic Schools to strive for the best for all our children.


We feel our Mission statement ‘Growing in Love, in the Spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’ reflects all we stand for as a community. We put the example of Christ at the centre of all we do to help us grow socially, academically, spiritually, morally and physically in our learning and our friendships. We do this for ourselves as well as for the members of the school, parish, local, national and international communities in which we live.


As a result we have happy children with a love of learning who are well mannered and polite. Children respect each other and the world in which they live and they have a good reputation within the local community. The parents of our children share our desire for the best for all our children and recognise the need for a positive, open and mutually respectful partnership between home and school.


We welcome visits from all prospective parents (please telephone 01623860392 to make an appointment) and I look forward to welcoming you to our School Community.


Mrs Elspeth Wilkins-Campbell

(Head Teacher)


If as a parent of a pupil attending the school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.


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About Us

We welcome applicants from all parents both catholic and non catholic who support the ethos of our school in preparing children to be the best possible citizens with well established morals which they apply to their everyday life.


The school site includes a separate Foundation 1 building holding up to 60 children in two sessions per day, offering both funded 15 hours and 30 hours provision. Our Key Stage 1 department for children aged 5 – 7 was redeveloped and refurbished in 2011. These modern facilities now provide a fantastic environment for the children to begin the formal part of their learning journey. Our Key Stage 2 classrooms are enclosed within the same building so transition into this phase of learning is very smooth and successful.  We offer wrap around provision to support working parents starting at 7.30am and after school provision including snacks until 5.45pm.  

We had our last Ofsted inspection in the Summer of 2018 – click here to read our  report


In November 2012 the Diocese of Nottingham Education Service inspected our Provision for Religious Education and the Catholic life of our school

Other useful links include:

Performance Tables


Of course the best way to make a judgement is to come to the school and see the work we do.  Please contact the school office to organise a visit.  We look forward to meeting you.