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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Religious Education

"We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love." - Pope Francis

Catholic Life of the School is lead by Mrs Freeman.

Our R.E subject leader is Mrs Wyke. 


At St Joseph’s we aspire to teach the children to have respect for religious and moral values and to have respect for other races, religions and ways of life. We actively encourage the children to celebrate difference.


St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School aims to provide the highest possible standard of education across the curriculum.

We wish to foster our pupils’ relationship with God and with others in order to be capable of reaching their full potential as responsible and caring adults.


We aspire to:

To provide a safe, caring stimulating environment for our children


To foster in our children a reverence for God; a sense of love and respect for one another, and a true understanding of the Catholic Faith


To see the values of God’s kingdom, prayer, truth, holiness, justice, love, forgiveness and peace at work in our school community


To deepen the relationship between the home, school and the Parish of St Joseph’s


To use the school’s Mission Statement as a basis for ensuring personal growth and professional development within our community


To help the children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to live a full and interesting adult life in the community.


R.E Curriculum:

Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Diocesan programme of study as directed by the Catholic "Religious Education Directory". Year 5 & 6 are supported by a the use of a variety of approved schemes which include "Come and See" and "We Believe" and also materials from Cafod. Time spent on this curriculum area is 2-2.5 hours per week.


Daily worship:

There is a daily act of worship throughout the school, sometimes this may involve the whole school gathering together, a class gathering or a key stage. 


Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation is undertaken by the catechists of The Holy Cross Parish.


Each class celebrates mass with the Parish termly. The beginning and the end of each school term is celebrated with a mass, where the children are actively involved in the preparation, celebrations and rituals.


St Joseph’s is a Christ centred community where the teachings of the church are integrated to every element of school life and the curriculum.


Sex education falls within the general framework of Religious Education within the school, and in accordance with the moral and dogmatic teaching of the church. Parents are informed of any special programmes in sex education.


Parents have a legal right to request that their child be withdrawn from lessons in Religious Education or from acts of Collective Worship. This may be done in consultation with the Headteacher.