Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School, Lymington,
ranked in the top 5% of all schools Nationally - Creating "Architects of a Better World"
Nestled in the
heart of the New Forest, in Lymington, Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary is a small school with a
very big heart.
2022 was an
exceptional year for the school - with OFSTED recognising the establishment as "Outstanding" in all areas, stating that "pupils receive an excellent academic and character
OFSTED praised leaders' "clear and uncompromising vision to empower pupils to become
‘architects of a better world'." Pupils' personal and holistic development is a key strength of the
school, who are regularly involved in supporting their local community.
Last year, pupils
took part in a range of initiatives to support others in the local area. As a “Queen’s Green Canopy School” and “Eco Green Flag Award” winner, students put their ‘green fingers’ to good use, and
donated produce that they had grown on site to local foodbanks, for those in need.
The school choir
also toured in the local area to spread their community spirit, singing at Waitrose and in care homes. Pupils sent personalised Christmas cards to residents at their local assisted living facility
and created bright and vibrant artwork for the walls to “bring the outside in” for those unable to go out and about.
Pupils are very
active in using their voice locally – this year, Junior Road Safety Officers successfully campaigned to slow the speed limit outside the school, after writing to Hampshire County Councillors and
presenting their case to them in person.
Our Lady & St
Joseph is officially recognised as a “School of Sanctuary,” for the school’s work in ensuring that they are welcoming, safe and inclusive environment and for their ongoing support of refugees and
displaced people. This year, pupils filled shoeboxes full of Easter gifts for Ukrainian children seeking refuge in Poland, as well as at Christmas time for displaced children in Moldova, Romania and
Academic rigour is
also a strength of the school. 100% of pupils met the Expected Standard in their Key Stage 2 SATS tests in 2022, with more than half of pupils achieving ‘Greater Depth’, considerably well above the
National Average. OFSTED additionally praised the school’s ambitious curriculum, stating that “the curriculum is exceptionally well designed,” and that “Leaders and teachers have high
expectations for all pupils.”
With just 100
pupils on roll and class sizes of fifteen, all children are extremely well supported to achieve their best, both academically and pastorally, to ensure that they can truly become “architects of a
If you are
interested in a place at Our Lady & St Joseph, the school would love to hear from you. Personal tours are available both during and after the school day, and can be booked via
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01590 672711.