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 Freeman (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Wyke (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 and encourage you to give our Headteacher, Mrs Louise Freeman, 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. Enquiries regarding places should be made by contacting the Bursar (phone: 01772 683009, email: bursar@st-josephs-kirkham.lancs.sch.uk) and applications can be made by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available above. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs Louise Freeman (Headteacher) St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Garstang Road North, Wesham, PR4 3HA

If there is a place in the appropriate class, the Governors will arrange for the admission to take place.  If there is no place, the Admissions Committee will meet to consider the application and, if refused, information about how to appeal against the decision will be provided. Parents can complete the schools appeal form Appeal for a school place - Lancashire County Council on Lancashire county council's website.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admissions policy for the current school year, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admissions policy carefully before making their application. If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admissions policy 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.

Page last updated 01/03/2024