St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY01924 462053

Our Community  »  Catholic Life

Key Principles of Catholic Education at St. Joseph’s
  • We have a strong and growing sense of purpose in the local community, not only with our own parish church but with other faith groups too. As a school, we exist to serve our local community and provide a centre of excellence for those who choose to attend.
  • We develop relationships by building a community rooted in faith and one of service to each other. Most important is the relationship between home, school and parish. As this relationship continues to grow, so too will the quality of education which is provided to our children.
  • Central to catholic education is the provision of outstanding learning experiences for our children, not just in Religious Education but in all aspects of the curriculum. It is also important to provide children with opportunities to better understand their place in society and ways in which they can contribute to sustaining and improving the world in which we live.
  • The development of the individual is probably the most important aspect of our mission as a catholic school. It isn’t just the development of the pupils but also of the staff, governors, parents, parishioners and everyone else connected with the school. Every individual has God given talents and bags of potential and it is the responsibility of our community to help its members to grow and become the best they can be, both academically and personally.
Underpinning all of this work are the regular patterns of prayer, reflection, celebration and thanksgiving which happen on a daily basis, helping our community to grow together in faith and friendship.