Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy

With grace and humility,
glorify the Lord by your life

Home/School Communication


The partnership between you, as parents, and our school is greatly valued and strong lines of communication is key to a successful partnership.

How you can communicate with us:

  • By telephone or email to the school office
  • The Principal, Mrs Chapman, and Vice Principals, Mrs Wright and Mrs Case, are normally available to speak to before school starts and at the end of the day. If a longer meeting is needed, it would be best to make an appointment in advance by calling the school office.
  • In Early Years and Key Stage One, class teachers are available at the classroom door both at the start and end of the day. Nursery and Reception also use Class Dojo.
  • In Key Stage Two, please call into the office if you would like to speak to your child’s class teacher before school starts or alternatively speak to them at the classroom door at the end of the day.
  • Directly email your child’s class teacher who will reply as soon as possible (between 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday)


How we will communicate with you:

  • Newsletters informing you of school/Parish events are sent home through Parentmail each week. They are also available on the school website.
  • Text messages will be sent through Parentmail for important reminders, to share good news and as part of our Behaviour Policy. Nursery and Reception also use Class Dojo.
  • Telephone calls where appropriate.
  • An annual school report informing you of your child’s progress in all aspects of the school’s curriculum.
  • Through our website which contains all important information regarding the school.
  • Through social media accounts - our Facebook and Twitter pages are used to promote and celebrate key events in the life of the school
  • Virtual school tours.


You are invited to our school for:

  • Induction Meetings
  • Class Assemblies
  • School Masses
  • Special Liturgies- for example Remembrance Day, Stay and Pray, Stations of the Cross
  • Sacramental Preparation Meetings
  • Parents’ Evenings (once a term) - appointments are booked through Parentmail.
  • Concerts
  • Sports Days
  • Special Events – for example Macmillan Coffee mornings, Hope and Dreams Afternoon, Summer Fayre
  • Curriculum Information Meetings - these offer a chance for you to find out more about an aspect of work which your child may be undertaking in school.