Keeping Our Children Safe

Keeping Our Children Safe

Safer Internet Day

Please read the SCiB Letter here.

Please view the Safer Internet Day Presentation for ages 7-11 here.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

If you are concerned about the safety of a child at St Joseph’s School please contact our Deisgnated Safeguarding Leads in the first instance. They are:

Ms C Smith or, in her absence, Mrs M-C Hardie.

Please read the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy  - Click here

Please read the most recent letter regarding keeping our children safe on the internet - Click here

For further information please see NSPCC Net Aware and Protect Young

Safeguarding Chldren in Banbury Letter



School Closure




  • text a message to all the updated mobile phone numbers that we have – if you do not inform us of a new phone number we cannot inform you of a school closure via text;

However, we also:


  • post the information on the front page of the school website ;
  • post on the local authority school closure website;
  • contact Banbury Sound who post the information on their website.


Please take note of this information and ensure that you check any or all of these sites in the event of a school closure.


Road Safety 

The ‘walking bus’ is continuing this academic year and has been very successful. We regularly have a dozen children who join us for the very short walk down from St Joseph’s Church car park. The car park gives plenty of space for turning whilst your children are gathered at the gate, leaving you free to get off to work. Please do make use of this facility and support us in keeping the road outside of school as car-free as possible. Over the summer holidays the yellow lines were re-painted outside of school and we would like to remind you that it is an offence to park on these yellow lines.


Cycle Safety Training

We are very pleased that a group of six children have completed their Cycling Safety Course this term and have been awarded with their certificates. A further group of six children will follow the course next term. Many thanks to Miss West and to our Governor Mary Cronin for ensuring that this course is able to run.


Notification of Absence

Please remember that, if your child is poorly or unable to attend school, we do need you to phone into school on each day of their absence before 8:40am.


Critical Incident and Emergency Plan (CIEMP) 

Please click here to read our Critical Incident and Emergency Plan (CIEMP) 


We would love to hear from you

Contact us

01295 264284

Fiennes Road, Banbury, OX16 0ET