St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy looking round. School opens for our children on Monday 6th September and we cannot wait to see everyone! We have a few Nursery and Reception places still available so if you would like to know more please contact us by email or alternatively ring the school office on 01484 713037 to chat to Mrs Thompson or Mrs Sutcliffe who will give you advice and support. I hope to see you soon! Mrs Hodges


Sports Premium


Implementing the ‘Sports Premium’ at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

The Government has given every Primary School funding to develop Physical Education and competitive sport.

In 2021 - 2022 we have been allocated £17 770 Sports Premium which will be paid in instalments over the course of the year.

Membership costs to the Pennine Sports Partnership remains the same at £3 000.

We are using the Sports Premium funding to sustain our membership with the Pennine Sports Partnership and to:

  • Continue to provide access to sports’ specialist teachers and coaches to enable our children to gain new skills and experiences in after school club activities eg: archery, athletics, dance, gymnastics £1 500
  • Continue to enable our children to take part in competitive sport
  •  Continue to encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport
  • Access community sports events such as the athletics competition at All Saints
  • Transport to and from community events 
  • Send groups of children to the Halifax Schools’ Swimming Gala £100
  • Provide 'Learn to Ride a Bike' scheme for children in KS1 to help them learn or improve their skills £2 400 
  • Provide ‘Balanceability’ sessions for EYFS children as a precursor to learning to rode a bike to ensure that they can £1 400
  • Continue to send groups of children to the Sports Barn in Huddersfield to participate in a range of sports hall athletics £300
  • Subsidise the cost of adventurous activity for our Year 6 children £1 640
  • Provide release for the PE Leader to attend CPD events and meetings during the year £1 000
  • Outdoor Education CPD for staff £525
  • Administration £200

        Total Committed - £12 065

        Balance - £5 705 - which will be spent on identified areas/items of need


Developments under consideration 

  • Additional equipment for playtime/lunchtime as requested by the children or identified by the staff 
  • Development of the outdoor patio area for KS2 - installation of 3 way shooters
  • Mindfulness resources
  • Netball after school provision
  • Football after school provision
  • Development of Outdoor Education opportunities