St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Welcome to St. Joseph's website. We hope you find everything that you are looking for. Alternatively you are very welcome to visit our wonderful school and experience it first hand.



Our vision, values and ethos


At St Joseph's we believe that every child is special and has God given talents and skills. We provide a Catholic education promoting the academic, physical, spiritual, moral and social development of each child.

St Joseph’s school, in partnership with the Parish of St Joseph’s Barnoldswick which includes St Patrick’s Earby, seek to share with each other the richness of our Catholic faith and provide a safe, happy and caring environment; where each one can be helped and nurtured in the growth of their faith. We also welcome children of families who are not Catholic but seeking a Christian environment for their child. Parents and carers will be supported actively and positively in their role as educators of their children.

We would be pleased to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school when the atmosphere and ethos can be experienced at first hand.

We welcome this as an opportunity to explain our aims and to be able to answer any questions that you may have.


In May 2017, Ofsted rated us as ‘good’.  In our RE Inspection in November 2013, we were judged as ‘outstanding’. The staff and Governors are very proud of the Catholic ethos of our school and parents identify it as a strength of the school.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission statement at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is embedded by the statement of ethos:


‘With Jesus at the centre of all we do and say’


With the mission statement in mind, St. Joseph’s Catholic School


  • believes in a partnership between home, school and parish in which each child experiences a living faith based on the teachings of Christ
  • endeavours to create a caring environment where each child, being unique and individual, has the opportunity to fulfil their potential
  • aims for excellence in all areas of the curriculum
  • strives towards achieving good working relationship and open communication, with children and adults being supported, respected and valued