Our pupils and staff took part in a "look who got caught reading" competition over the half term holiday.  See below for a selection of our entries.  Keep reading!
R.I.P Derek Vitali our Chair of Governors. Died of Covid-19 on May 11th 2020 in the Homerton Hospital Hackney. 
Our Lady and Saint Joseph Primary school is an outstanding, happy and caring school in the London borough of Hackney. We offer a first class education in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. As a school we understand the ideas of the curriculum progression model as basis for learning. Progress we are also aware is defined as knowing more and remembering more in long term memory. We have had very high standards of achievement in our published data over many years, particularly in the phonics check among the top 2% in the country regularly in this and other key areas. We also ensure that the pupils receive a broad and equally balanced curriculum in the humanities and arts. Our provision for music, art and of course physical education is of the highest order. We equally keep up to date with the latest research in the the development of the curriculum and pedagogy.
         Our Catholic Life and religious education underpin all our core values. Our wider curriculum offer is genuinely exceptional as is our provision for pupils' personal development.
Pupil's behaviour and attitudes in lessons and playtimes is equally outstanding and we strive for a sense of self-discipline and awareness.
 Our website is an exciting channel through which we can showcase our commitment to the local community and our own school environment. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have. We hope you enjoy browsing this website. Let us know !!
Our school motto known and loved by all the pupils (ask them) is:
"Shine with Love, Kindness and Respect"
Children took part in a variety of activities to celebrate Cultural Diversity Day.  They had great fun learning some Bollywood dance moves with Miss Asia.
The school took part in a Captain Tom Moore '100 or more' challenge.  Watch the video for a selection of our efforts!
A video message from all the teachers at OLSJ recorded just after lockdown on March 23rd 2020


Newsletter 1228 Going on a bear hunt, Advent, bikes and snow on the way
Newsletter 1227 November 5th a special Autumn week in pictures
Newsletter 1225 Remembrance, Vitali plaque, Y1 assembly and best ever display.pdf
Newsletter 1224 Fireworks Night Party, Diwali and Pizza.pdf
Newsletter 1223 Half-term special, Black History Ella, Kenny and Ghana