St. Joseph’s is a happy and caring Catholic school where everyone aspires to reach their true potential with Christ at the heart of all we do.

Headteacher’s Welcome


Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School! I hope that you will enjoy looking around our site. Our aim is to give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities our children enjoy through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

We are a Catholic school which prides itself on living its mission by creating a happy, caring school where everyone is encouraged and inspired to reach their true potential. I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to children’s well-being, achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for all in our care.

The excellent start begins in Nursery and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment, and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking. Our curriculum is delivered both through discrete subject teaching and a cross curricular approach, which is further enhanced by whole school themed days and event. Within our school site we are fortunate enough to have our own playing field, two trim trails, an all-weather running track and our very own Forest School. Frequent trips, visits and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to our children.

We work in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community to ensure the success of our children. We believe that children learn best when there are strong links between home and school.

We are proud to be part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust along with our feeder secondary school St Robert’s and Catholic primary schools from the parish of St. John XXIII.

The staff, children and governors are extremely proud of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and are always pleased to show visitors around so you can see for yourself what we offer all children. To find out more about our wonderful school, please do contact us.

Mrs D. Cushlow

Executive Headteacher

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An amazing afternoon of Football from the team today! You all played wonderfully to come runners up in the Columbia Cup and I couldn’t be prouder of you for the season you’ve had! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Miss C See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

An amazing afternoon of Football from the team today! You all played wonderfully to come runners up in the Columbia Cup and I couldn’t be prouder of you for the season you’ve had! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Miss C

Reminder that the Year 6 football team have matches at Rickleton on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th this week. See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Year 6 and Reception had a wonderful picnic this afternoon to celebrate Year 6 completing their SATs tests this week. See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Year 6 and Reception had a wonderful picnic this afternoon to celebrate Year 6 completing their SATs tests this week.

This morning, Year 6 have reflected on their Faith in Action so far this year with liturgical prayer. They thought about how they showed service to others just as Jesus did when he washed the disciple’s feet. They washed each other’s hands to serve them as Jesus did. We then prayed to ask Jesus to help us live a life of service as he did. See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

This morning, Year 6 have reflected on their Faith in Action so far this year with liturgical prayer. They thought about how they showed service to others just as Jesus did when he washed the disciple’s feet.  They washed each other’s hands to serve them as Jesus did. We then prayed to ask Jesus to help us live a life of service as he did.

SATs are over! Year 6 have been incredible this week and we are so proud of them. See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

As part of their History, Year 5 have been learning about the dangers of mining and about the invention of the miners safety lamps. We were lucky enough to even have a real miners lamp to look at! See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

As part of their History, Year 5 have been learning about the dangers of mining and about the invention of the miners safety lamps. We were lucky enough to even have a real miners lamp to look at!

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