St. Joseph's Convent Preparatory School

'Excellent school. Fantastic teachers and lots of happy children. Perfect!' We offer High-quality private education for 3 to 11 year olds.

We aim to maintain a Christian environment where our children grow and develop into caring individuals. They learn to discover their individual gifts and talents

They will value respect for others in the knowledge that we are all children of God. They will be secure in the knowledge that each has a role to play in the school and a valued contribution to make to its life. For any further information, please contact the school secretary.

Operating as usual


The Chair of Governors has announced a proposal to close the school at the end of this academic year. The proposal has been announced to parents and staff and a formal consultation process with staff and their representatives will now begin.

The proposal would see the school stay open to pupils until the last day of the summer term, to give parents as much time as possible to find new school places. Please see the below statement from the School’s Chair of Governors. For more information, please also see the news page of our website.

Greg Thompson, Chair of Governors for the school, said, “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have announced the proposal to close the school. This proposal has not been taken lightly and is no reflection of the excellent work and dedication of staff. The school requires long term investment to secure its future. We have explored many possible alternatives but unfortunately with no success.

“We have a strong school community at St Joseph’s, and we know this will be an extremely difficult time for everyone with links to the school. We will do everything we can to support them over the coming months.”


Today marks the end of our first term this school year. We wish everyone a lovely Christmas break and look forward to seeing our pupils in January.

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Our School

St Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School is a private school based in Gravesend. As an independent school we provide nursery services and education to children between the ages of 3-11 years old. Our pupils come from North Kent areas such as Dartford, Greenhithe, Ebbsfleet as well as the Medway towns such as Rochester, Chatham and Rainham.

With a number of after school clubs and wrap- around care from 7.30am - 6pm every day, we are here to fully support your child in their education with most pupils at year 6 graduating to local Grammar Schools.

We are fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in a nurturing, safe and happy environment where children are encouraged to achieve their personal optimum in all areas.



Primary School Education
Pre-Prep Provision



46 Old Road East

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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