St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

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Physical Education

At St. Joseph’s we aim to ensure that all our children develop their physical potential through a variety of sporting activities. We have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark, a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. St. Joseph’s Catholic School takes pride in being able to offer many opportunities for our pupils to enrich and enhance their lives. All pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the extra activities which are available, as we realise that sport features highly in the lives of a great number of our pupils.

For those children who do not win a place in a school team there are school inter-team events and fun activities for them to be involved in to ensure equal opportunities and enjoyment for all. Where a team is selected to represent the school, then this will be the strongest team the school can field in recognition of the competitive nature of top-level sports. Each year we enter into a number of team and individual events where high levels of sporting achievements are reached by a significant number of pupils.

 PE Long Term Plans 2017-2018 & 2018-2019.pdfDownload
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Sports News 

Athletics Team Win Gold!

The Year 3/4 athletics team produced a fantastic performance at Pendle Vale to win gold.  The competition was held within our local 'family' of schools and it was a very close result. Well done to all the team for this amazing achievement.  


Athletics at Fisher More

Children from St. Joseph's took part in an athletics competition at Fisher More where they came 2nd overall.  Well done!

Tag Rugby

Well done to our tag rugby team who played 3 games against other schools at Nelson and Colne rugby club. They did extremely well! Very proud of you!


Our netball team have been playing fixtures on a Monday night against other local schools as part of the School Sports Partnership. They played consistently well, great passing and movement, working really well as a team. Great ambassadors for St Joseph’s. Well done girls.

Go Velo

Go Velo visited the school and worked with children in Key Stage 2 on their cycling skills.

The children had the opportunity to go out onto the roads around school and learn how to cycle confidently and safely in today's traffic conditions. 

Go Velo Key Stage 1

The younger children in school also had the opportunity to practise their cycling skills with Go Velo. 

Sports Day

We were blessed with good weather for our annual sports day on the 18 June.  Our house teams took part in a variety of races and it was a very close run result with Weets and Bouldsworth tying for first place.  Well done everyone!

Hockey at Marsden Heights

An amazing evening at the hockey tournament. The Year 5/6 team played really well, winning their pool, putting them through to the semi-finals. They got right to the final and came home with the silver medal! Very proud of them all! Well done!

Athletics Final Year 3/ 4

A big well done to the year 3/4's in their athletic final  at Pendle Vale. All the children were amazing finishing in a superb 2nd place!

Athletics Final Year 5 / 6

We took part in the athletic finals at Pendle Vale. All the children were amazing putting in 100% effort with superb determination! After finding out the results, it all paid off and we placed 2nd putting us through to the county finals! Very proud of you all! 



A group of year 5/6 children to part in a multiskills event  at Fishermore. What a super night with the children showing lots of different skills. The events were dodgeball, agility, boarding and para volleyball! The children all put a 100% effort into every event!


  A dodgeball event was held at Fishermore, with a group of  year 4 taking part. It was a  superb night, all the children played well, showing some great skills and amazing teamwork!

Athletics Year 3/4

What an amazing night the year 3/4's  had at Fishermore, taking part in an athletics event. All the children were fantastic, with great determination and team spirit! Final result 1st Place!


A group of children from St. Joseph's attended a curling event at Lomeshaye Primary School in Nelson.  They had a fantastic time learning how this sport is played and competing against other local primary schools.

Athletics Year 5/6

What a fantastic night a group of children had at Fishermore, taking part in an athletics event! They were all amazing, so well behaved, determined and supportive, showing a fantastic team spirit to achieve a superb 1st place!


Children from school had a amazing evening at  Fishermore playing dodgeball! All the children played superbly, demonstrating fantastic throwing, catching and dodging skills!

Quicksticks Hockey Festival

A team of Year 5/6 boys and girls took part in a Quicksticks festival at Marsden Heights. The children took part in hockey drills learning lots of new skills to use in the games they played. The children all played superbly!