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Useful Information

Useful Information (for Parents)

Timings of the day:

Registration: 8:40 am – 8:55 am

Lesson One : 8:55 am – 9:55 am

Lesson Two : 9:55 am – 10:55 am

Assembly    : 10:55 am – 11:10 am

Break Time : 11:10 am – 11:25 am

Lesson Three : 11:25 am – 12:25pm

Lunch Time   : 12:25 pm – 1:20 pm

Registration:  1:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Lesson Four:  1:30 pm – 2:25 pm

Lesson Five : 2:25 pm – 3:20 pm

School Uniform:

As you know we pride ourselves on the appearance of our pupils and we thank you for supporting us in maintaining the high standards of uniform.

The required uniform is shown below

                                                       SCHOOL UNIFORM



Navy blue sweatshirt with school badge

Gold polo shirt with school badge

Plain black shoes

Navy blue skirt or trousers

Mid grey trousers


                                                           PE/GAMES KIT



Navy blue headed sweatshirt (with school badge)

Royal blue polo shirt

Royal blue football shorts

Royal blue football socks



All items of uniform (except trousers, skirts and shoes) can be purchased from Greggs Sports, Battle Hill, Hexham

Please note that jeans, leggings or fashion clothing are not school uniform.

Wearing the correct school uniform is listed in the Home-School agreement in the school planner. The staff and governors greatly appreciate the parental support in this matter.

I am sure you will agree that by working together we will maintain the high standards that we have here at St Joseph’s RC Middle School

Thanks for your continued support.



Children should come to school provided with basic equipment for all lessons. The following are some of the essential items they will need:-

A pencil case, containing pencils, blue ink or roller ball pen, a red and a green biro ruler, rubber, coloured pencils, pritt stick

Complete uniform and PE Kit, clearly marked with the child’s name.

Any special equipment requested for particular lessons e.g. an apron for technology.

Useful items also include a children’s dictionary and a basic calculator. (There is no need to buy expensive scientific calculator

Mobile Phones:

Mobile phones must be handed into the office at morning registration and collected at 3.20 pm.

Term / Holiday Dates:

Please click here if you would like to see the term dates for 2017-2018.

Request for leave of absence:

Should you require a leave of absence form please call the office on (01434)605124. Leave of absence forms are generally granted if substantial evidence is provided.


If your child is ill and will be absent from school please can you call the office as soon as possible on (01434)605124. If you call before 7:30 am please leave an answerphone message stating your child’s name and class and the reason for their absence.

If your child is sick in school we will call the first person on their contact sheet to arrange collection for the child. Please note; if your child is sick they will sit in the sick bay until collection.

To read more on absence and sickness click here


If your child is late for school there is a sign in book at the office that they MUST ensure they sign. If your child need’s to leave school early for a medical or dental appointment please ensure that they have signed out in this book too.


Should your child require medicine during the day we are happy to administer it. We do however require a parent/guardian to sign a medical permission form for their child stating the dosage and timings. Please if you are sending your child to school with medicine can it have their name clearly stated on the bottle.


After School Clubs:

Please click here to be taken to our after school club page. Clubs are given on a first come first serve basis.

Music Tuition:

We offer the opportunity for pupils to learn a musical instrument at St. Joseph’s. The peripatetic instrumental teachers are employed by County and the school contracts the required number of teaching hours depending on numbers of children who wish to learn.

Cost for most lessons currently are £100.00 per term or if you would prefer your child to have individual lessons, then the charge will be £200.00 per term.

If your child uses a County instrument, the hire charge is £22.00 per term and a school instrument is £25 per term and if your child has percussion lessons, we are now obliged to make a service charge of £5 per term for the use of the school’s drum kit. Some costs may vary depending on tutor rates.

Children who are receiving free school meals will be asked to pay £50 per term plus hire charge.

It must be emphasised that children may not give up lessons unless parents give a term’s notice in writing to the school.

Any difficulties which arise with instrumental lessons should be discussed with the instrumental teacher or Mr Rosier the subject leader for music.


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