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

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“Everyone is an artist!” – Don Miguel Ruiz

Our Art subject leader is Mrs Ashton.


Our Curriculum is designed with the intent to maximise the potential of all of our pupils; intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally.  We take every opportunity to encourage a love for learning within all of our pupils.  Most importantly we allow our children to learn in a safe and stimulating environment, where their views are valued. We value the teaching of art and design technology and are committed to providing a rich curriculum and believe skills in this area can be transferred across to other subjects.



Art is delivered by teaching specific skills and also through opportunities for purposeful cross curricular links. Examples of cross curricular art work is very strong throughout the school; with EYFS producing work on Lowry, KS1 and KS2 producing Roman chariots and catapults. KS2 have also produced some fantastic work based around Remembrance Day.


On occasion we use specialist artists to immerse the children into a topic. For example we had an artist join us during our whole school topic of World War 1.


We have extra-curricular clubs focused on art and design, for example ‘Christmas club’ in which KS2 children designed and made their own Christmas stockings.


As a school we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpting, crafting and all art and design techniques.
  • Evaluate their work using appropriate vocabulary
  • Know about great artists and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of art.



Children are given the opportunity to revisit skills throughout the school year. The children’s art and design technology is often cross curricular which helps them show their knowledge and understanding in history, geography and science.

Art at St Joseph's

Our African Art Exhibition