Scroll to content
School Logo

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Aim high achieve together

Interactive Bar

Quick Links


Aim high achieve together

Japanese Sakura Cherry Tree Project

Japanese Sakura Cherry Tree Project

In September 2017,  our then Prime Minister Teresa May and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that 2019-2020 would mark the Japan-UK Season of Culture.

To celebrate the friendship of the two countries, the Japanese proposed donating Cherry blossom trees to the UK as a symbol of our relationship.

St.  Joseph’s are proud to be one of the 6,500 schools across the UK to have been donated a Sakura Cherry Blossom Tree which arrived at our door this week.

Without delay, Mr. Hopgood dug and prepared a hole deep enough to plant the three metre tall  tree, and aided by a child from every year group, planted it in our school grounds as the whole school looked on.

With good care and maintenance the tree should thrive and provide our school community with a glorious display of blossom every spring for the next 30 years.

Thank-you Japan.


Arigatō Nihon


Our Mission and Values

Love of learning, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of GodLiving out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

Read Our Mission and Values

Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.