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St. Joachim's Catholic Primary school is situated in the heart of the Docklands. It is in the centre of the old established community of Custom House. It is very much a multi - cultural area. The school dates from 1896, though the present building was opened as recently as 1968.

At St Joachim's, we follow the example of Jesus; knowing that we are equally loved and accepted.

St. Joachim’s works hard to ensure all children reach their full academic, social and spiritual potential through engaging teaching and a stimulating curriculum. As part of this, there is an expectation of high standards of behaviour and respect from all members of our school community. We strongly promote Catholic values of love, care and self-giving.

Children’s achievements are celebrated in our weekly assemblies where certificates are given to those who have strived to do their best. We also have an annual Awards Evening where effort and achievement is celebrated by the pupils, staff, governors and parents.

As part of our rewards system, the children can also earn house points for the House they belong to. To motivate the children to earn their points, a special house party is organised for the team with the most wins at the end of every term.

Everyone in our school has the right to:

  • feel safe, cared for and valued as part of the school community
  • be able to learn to the best of their ability and work in an environment which nurtures and develops imagination and skills
  • be treated equally - irrespective of gender, race, physical characteristics or any other factors
  • learn and play without disruption

Everyone is expected to:

  • be responsible for their own behaviour
  • respect the rights of others
  • say No to Bullying