St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY01924 462053

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Academy Conversion Information

Please find below a consultation letter from Ms Faubert, a presentation about the planned conversion, Frequently Asked Questions and Diocese of Leeds information

The Diocese of Leeds is rightly proud of the contribution its schools make to the education of children in the region and celebrates the excellent work of all involved in supporting Catholic education. High moral and academic expectations are the result of purposeful leadership and governance and good practice is shared between schools and the wider community.

The Diocese extends across a wide geographical area with 96 schools and colleges across 8 local authorities. This includes 80 primary schools, 15 high schools, Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds and St John's School for the Deaf at Boston Spa. The latter is a specialist, boarding and day school catering for children with dual sensory impairment or with a single impairment that significantly impacts on their ability to learn and develop. There is also a strong partnership between the Diocese, schools and colleges with Leeds Trinity University, a Catholic university situated in Leeds.

There are over 34,000 pupils attending these schools and 2,000 teachers employed to support the children. More than 750 members of our Catholic community give their time and expertise most generously to act as foundation governors in our schools alongside other members of the wider community.