St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

'This school continues to be GOOD. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are passionate about ensuring that the school gives every child the opportunities to achieve and succeed. These aspects ... result in a ‘can do’ spirit across the school from staff, pupils and parents.' Ofsted 2017. Please contact our main office to enquire if we have any places 01484713037.



WORSHIP TEAM - click to find out what they have been doing!


As a worshipping community, we actively encourage our families to worship together at home. We have a programme of school- home worship which reflects the Liturgical Year and supports our parents/carers in worshipping with their children at home.  

The feedback received so far from both parents and children has been very positive! 

Each day in school begins and ends with a prayer and of course we pray at other times of the day too. Reception and KS1 gather, as do KS2, to worship together, This is led by Mrs Hodges our Headteacher with the support of some of the children. The worship is based around a piece of scripture and we have a weekly Ethos Statement which is displayed around school and which supports our spiritual, personal social and emotional growth. 

Our weekly Examination of Conscience Question is displayed on the Homepage of our website. 

At least once a week a small group of children in each class will plan and lead a worship for their own class. The younger children are supported by the staff but as they grow in both confidence and skill they become independent in doing this.

We come together for Mass at different times of the year. Mass is celebrated by Canon Phil in school although groups of children make the walk to church too to celebrate Mass there.

We have a group of children who are trained altar servers and serve in both school and the parish. We also have members of staff who are Eucharistic ministers in church and serve in school Masses too.

We also share many Liturgies together during the year, reflecting the church's calendar, such as Christingle.

I am pleased to say that all our Masses and liturgies are very well attended by parents/carers, family members, governors and parishioners who are always most welcome!


Presentation in the Temple 2018

May Devotion 2018

Lenten Worship 2018

Year 6 Day Retreat to Ripon Cathedral Autumn 2017

Our Year 6 class went on a day's retreat to Ripon Cathedral. They were part of a Diocesan wide pilgrimage which included all our Catholic Cluster schools. They had Mass in the cathedral and then went on a walk around the cathedral to look at its features including its painted statues, organ and beautiful stained glass windows. The class were a credit to us.

Our Year 5 children are looking forward to their spiritual retreat at Ampleforth College. They will spend 3 days and 2 nights there. Watch this space for the details!



 Click on link to look at the

School-Home Worship Timetable



Click on the link to read our

School Prayers