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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley


St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Dudley, is located in the St. Thomas' ward of Dudley Central and serves the parish of Our Blessed Lady and St. Thomas of Canterbury, Dudley.

We are proud to be a Catholic school with strong Parish links and a very strong Catholic Ethos. Our faith is very important to us and this provides the foundation for all we do here at St Joseph’s.

As a Catholic school priority for admissions is given to Baptised Catholics. Every aspect of our curriculum is rooted in Catholic teaching.

We are proud to welcome pupils, parents, staff and visitors from all faith backgrounds, as we believe in the values of treating everyone with truth, equality, respect, kindness and forgiveness – these are the names of our House Point teams!

We have a nursery for children aged three and above, and one class in each of the year groups from Reception through to Year 6.

In total we have approximately 260 children including our nursery pupils.

School Opening Hours


We offer a range of provision for children on Nursery age, this includes 15 hour, 30 hour and 25 hour places.

  • Nursery am: 8.30 to 11.30am
  • Nursery pm: 12.30 to 3.30pm
  • 30 hour places: 8.30am to 2.30pm. Available through DfE Funding and parents submitting a code or paying the top up from 15 hours.
  • 35 hour places: 8.30am to 3.30pm: Available through DfE Funding and parents submitting a code and/or paying the top up from 15 or 30 hours.

Main School

Event Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
School begins 8.45am 8.45am
Morning break 10.15 to 10.30am 11.00 to 11.15am
Lunchtime 12.15 to 1.00pm 12.30 to 1.15pm
Afternoon break 2.20 to 2.30pm n/a
Home time 3.15pm 3.15pm