"Let us protect with love all that God has given us"

  1. Our Curriculum
  2. Breadth in our Curriculum
  3. Chess


There are known benefits to chess and recent published impact study from the CSC  (CSC website https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/benefits-of-chesstalks about  a growing body of research demonstrating a link between scholastic chess courses and improved academic attainment. 


We have been running Delancey competions at school for a number of years (https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/) as well as having a dynamic Chess Club.  St Joseph's has been very successful in regional and national competitions and we are keen to build on this success.


As well as our after school club and squad,  we also have chess lessons in Year 3 and Year 4 during a Wednesday afternoon.