Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater

Welcome to our school website, we hope you will find it informative as it is designed to give you an insight into the life of the school.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss anything further, or arrange a tour of the school. 


Our school is a special place where every child has the opportunity to grow and develop in God's love.  We challenge each child to achieve high standards through a broad and balanced creative curriculum.  It is our aim that all children will be happy at St Joseph's, that they are confident and have high levels of self-esteem, respect for their peers and adults in the school. 


St Joseph's is provided and owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, and is maintained by Somerset County Council.  We are a voluntary aided school which means that the Governing Board is responsible for maintaining the Catholic ethos of the school.  It caters for boys and girls from ages 4 - 11 and the school has close links with St Joseph's Church in Bridgwater.  St Joseph's is situated in lovely grounds with a swimming pool, playing field and Forest School.  We have a large hall with a well-equipped stage which provides an excellent facility for productions.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Starting School 

Is your child due to start school in September 2020? (born between 01.09.2015 and 31.08.2016).  From Monday 16 September you can apply for a school place.  

Please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions to complete an online application or contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 if a paper application is required.  

You have until 15 January 2020 to complete and return your application.


We will be hosting Open Mornings on Monday 14 October and Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 9:30am for those parents of children due to start school in September 2020.  All visitors are warmly welcomed to attend to meet the Headteacher, Staff and Pupils and have a tour of the school.


The Governing Board of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2021 - 22 school year.  You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 9 December 2019.  Final arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2020.  

Comments should be sent to the Clerk to Governors - SFrampton@educ.somerset.gov.uk or St Joseph's Catholic Primary School​, Park Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7EE.

Admissions Policy 2021 - 2022.pdf


Contact Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Park Avenue





Tel: 01278 422786

Fax: 01278 429791

Email: Sch.059@educ.somerset.gov.uk


Headteacher: Mr R. Simmonds

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs A. Setter and Mrs M. Moyse


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator: Mrs M. Moyse


Enquiry Contacts: Miss H. Hannigan and Miss S. Frampton