It is a great to welcome you to our school through this website and I hope that you will find it both helpful and interesting.
St Joseph’s is a one-form entry primary school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years. The Governors, Staff and Parents form a committed and valuable community partnership in which we all play an active part in our children’s education. We believe that through this, children not only develop academically, but grow as confident, independent individuals and so have the best grounding for life.
St Joseph’s is a caring school with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is valued and respected as part of God’s family. Our high expectations and high standards are combined with a sense of creativity, excellence and enjoyment, firmly underpinned by our steadfast belief that the Gospel Values of Jesus Christ are at the centre of everything we do.
St Joseph’s school was built in 1965 when the children and staff moved from the hall at St Joseph’s Church. We are a vibrant Catholic community serving the area of Batley Carr and Dewsbury. Archbishop Arthur Roche, Bishop Emeritus of Leeds and recently appointed as Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by Pope Benedict XVI, was a pupil at St. Joseph’s when it was located in the church hall and was ordained as a priest in St. Joseph’s Church.
We hope you find our website informative. You are warmly invited to visit our busy and friendly school and arrangements to visit can be made via the school office.