Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any pupils, please contact Mrs MacDougall (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Byrne (Back-up Designated Lead) or Mrs Gilfoyle (Back-up Designated Lead).

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident or domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see the school website for further details.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

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St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero



St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero

Contact Us

Contact Details


We would love to invite you to visit our warm, friendly and faith filled school however, currently with all the restrictions we are unable to have visitors. With this in mind we are pleased to reveal our 360 Virtual School Tour, created for us my Memories Made Photography. You will see the link on our Homepage. Here you will be able to visit our classrooms, meet our Headteacher and teaching staff.

We would also encourage you to give our Headteacher Mrs Gili-Ross a call on 01772 683009 . She would love to chat to you about our wonderful school and how it could meet the needs of your child and support your family.


Admissions to our school


Applications can be made at https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/


To find out about our school's admissions arrangements through the local authority, contact Pupil Access North on 01524 581207.

In-Year Applications at St Joseph's

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to The Headteacher St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Garstang Road North Wesham PR4 3HA. Click here for NRA Form.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for the current school year, will be applied. Click here for criteria  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Cate Gili-Ross Headteacher.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.