St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

Welcome to our school website. St. Joseph's is a GOOD school as rated by Ofsted in February 2023. We hope you find everything that you are looking for and much more! If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact school. Thank you.

Friends of St. Joseph's

Please click here to link to our Facebook page

We are a group of parents that meet up voluntarily to discuss ways to help raise funds for the Friends of St Joseph’s. We have a small number of parents that regularly attend these meetings and would be very grateful for any other parents interested. It is quite insightful as to how the Friends of St Joseph’s is run and also what we have achieved over the school year.

The aim of the fund raising is to enable the school to buy new equipment that will benefit all of the children, and by holding events, such as, the Summer Fair, Disco’s, Bag Packing etc.

Over the past few years we have bought cameras, Ipads, a new stage and provided new playground markings.

We are always in need of new ideas and would appreciate any input added by any parents or guardians.

Christmas Disco

Christmas disco in full swing! Children having a great time. Thank you to all the families and staff for making this event possible.

Below are just a few of the items that Friends of St. Joseph's have raised funds for.


With support from the Friends of St. Joseph's, the school has been able to purchase glockenspiels for use in  music. The children have been having a wonderful time learning how to play these exciting new instruments.

Clamber Stack

The school has been fortunate to receive an award of £10,000 from Awards for All and a generous donation of £6,000 from the 'Friends of St. Joseph's. This has enabled us to purchase two new pieces of outdoor equipment, the clamber stack and an amphitheatre.  This equipment is for the Year 5 and 6 children who, in our school council meetings, have requested some outdoor equipment to challenge them.


Playground markings