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At St. Joachim’s Catholic Primary School we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Our school ethos reflects our vision of a loving and caring environment, where all children are inspired and encouraged to reach their full potential both spiritually and academically.

We aim to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum for all; doing this through not only following national expectations, but promoting all subjects through specialised projects, and providing children with memorable experiences. We hope, through this website, that you are provided with an insight into school life at St. Joachim’s and share in our many successes and achievements.

Best Wishes,

Mr J. Allen
Headteacher

Recent News

Guildhall Art Gallery
Last week Year 3 had the pleasure of visiting Guildhall Art Gallery as organised by Mrs Corbin. They were treated to a drama-based workshop where they focused on how their bodies communicate with othe...
Year 5/6 Hockey
On the 1st of December some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a mixed hockey competition. The children performed really well and worked hard to progress to the final where they played Sandring...
Custom House Library Year 1
Year 1 had a lovely time in Custom House Library. They were reminded about how the library works and how they can borrow books to promote reading for their personal interests. They also had a story wi...
Year 2 Custom House Libary
Year 2 had a lovely time in custom house library. They were reminded about how the library works and how they can borrow books to promote reading for their personal interests. They also had a story wi...
Year 6 Tate and Lyle refinery site
This week Year 6 visited the Tate and Lyle refinery site for the Junior Citizens Programme run by the Metropolitan Police, it focused on safety awareness, and how the pupils can be smart citizens in s...
School Council Newham's Remembrance Service
The school council attended Newham's Remembrance Service at West Ham Park on Thursday, in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen soldiers of British conflicts and wars. In school, all the children...
London Zoo
Year 5 visited London Zoo as part of their science topic: ‘Circle of Life’. The children explored the zoo in order to find mammals, amphibians, insects and birds, to see if they could identify the dif...
Sports is back!
Last week On Wednesday year 2 children took part in the first sports competition of the new school year. The competition was Hot Potato. The children perform excellently and as a result came 3rd place...
Sparkle Award
Sparkle Award Last year we were visited by the Mr and Mrs Mizen who founded the Mizen foundation in memory of their son Jimmy. They work closely with children in London to end violence and knife crime...
Year 6 Camping 2021 Day 1
Year 6 Camping 2021 - Day 1Together with the Year 6 pupils from St Helen’s we arrived we safely at the camp site in East Sussex. The children spent the day completing a range of science lessons which ...
Year 6 Camping 2021 Day 2
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 2On the second day the children took part in more outdoor learning in the glorious sunshine, they made shelters from the natural environment. The pupils went on a walk on the...
Year 6 Camping - Day 3
Year 6 Camping - Day 3 After completing more lovely activities in the morning we travelled to the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs. This involved another walk which the children persevered through. We firs...
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 4
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 4 On our last day we packed up and tidied the campsite. The children took part in a Liturgy Service to spend time in prayer, being grateful for all the wonderful gifts we hav...
Art Matters Online Exhibition 2021
St. Joachim's pupils have been busy working on some wonderful artwork for this years Art Matters exhibition. Usually, the exhibition takes place in the University of East London, however this year tak...
Classic Poetry Project: Record-breaking entries!
This year, our annual Classic Poetry project saw record-breaking entries for our recital competition! Over 50 pupils entered, and it was truly fantastic to see such enthusiasm and passion for the poem...
The Myths and Legends Project 2020
St. Joachim's have now concluded the wonderful 4 week Myths and Legends project which is part of this year's Autumn English curriculum. During the project, the children explored the exciting tales of ...
Year 6 Science Trips and Special Pilgrimage
Normally our Year 6 start their school year with a 4 day science camp and a one day pilgrimage to Walsingham. This year we couldn’t do this as we are not permitted to have residential trips. So the ye...
Reception to Year 6 Admissions
Throughout the year we do have families move out of the area and so from time to time we do have vacancies at St. Joachim’s in other year groups. If you know anyone who has a child and would like to s...
Reception, Year 1 ,Year 2 Admissions
We currently have vacancies for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Forms can be downloaded from our web site: www.st-joachims.newham.sch.uk and returned to admissions@st-joachims.newham.sch.uk wi...
SSAT Educational Outcomes Award
St Joachim's Catholic Primary School is one of the highest performers in England, winning national awards for Children's Progress - top 10% St Joachim's Catholic Primary School has been recognised nat...
Poetry By Heart 2020 - Newham Primary School Winners!
On Thursday, 2 of our Year 6 pupils took part in the Newham round of the national poetry competition: Poetry by Heart, held at Lister Community School. They performed 'A Smuggler's Song' and 'Colonel ...
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
This morning, five pupils from Y6 attended Newham’s Holocaust memorial. During the service, our Head Boy represented the pupils of St. Joachim's with a recital of Refugee Blues by WH Auden, which he r...
Year 6 visit the Houses of Parliament
As part of the Citizenship project, Year 6 visited the Houses of Parliament. It was such a fantastic trip, and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. During the visit, the children were taken on a tour o...
Poets and Recitals 2020
This week saw the conclusion of our annual Classic Poetry project – an English project which is focussed on reading, analysing, and performing famous and well-regarded classic poems. As part of the pr...
Primary Robotics
A group of children from St Joachim's, along with Miss O'Flaherty have joined with children from the other Newham Catholic primaries schools to investigate programming and robotics. It is great to see...
St. Joachim's win 2nd Place at London Chess Classic Tournament!
A huge congratulations to the 18 children who took part in the London Chess Classic tournament on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at Kensington. It was a rather long day, starting from 8:30am to 5pm, but th...
Science fiction project: KS2 visit the Natural History Museum and Science Museum
As part of our current Science fiction project, Years 3, 5 and 6 visited the Natural History Museum to investigate how science has developed and changed through time. The classes discovered the origin...
Mini Vinnies Sleep-out
This Friday members from our Mini Vinnies club took part in a sleep-out at St Helen's. The children wrote prayer cards and took part in a liturgy to remember all the homeless people who do not have a ...
Remembrance Day Service
The school council attended Newham's Remembrance Service at West Ham Park today, in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen soldiers of British conflicts and wars. In school, all the children took ...
Science fiction project: The History of Science in 60 minutes
This week saw the launch of the English project: Science fiction. During the project, the children will be studying a number of different science fiction books, with authors including: HG Wells, Jules...
St. Joachim's pilgrimage to Rome
This week, over 20 of our year 5s spent 5 days in Rome on a special pilgrimage, joined by St. Edward’s and St. Michael’s primary schools. During their pilgrimage, the pupils visited the Vatican, share...
St. Joachim's celebrate Harvest Festival
This half-term, St. Joachim's celebrated the annual Harvest Festival through a whole school assembly. Everyone gave very generously to the harvest - it was a magnificent collection and it has all been...
Bishop Alan blesses the official opening of the Walsingham Wing - 26th September 2019
​Today was one of the most significant days in the history of our school. After two years of building works, today​ we officially opened our brand-new Walsingham Wing! The occasion was made even more ...
Prefects 2019-2020
We are pleased to announce that our new school prefects of 2019-2020 have now been appointed. Applicants for the roles were interviewed by the School Council, and the members then convened together an...

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We currently have vacancies in our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. Please go to our admissions page for an application form. Applications are still available for Nursery starting September 2021