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.

Buddies 2022

Class 5 joined their buddies in Class 1 to sample some the activities available in EYFS.

Each pupil in Reception has a buddy in Year 5. During the year the buddy will share time together and build a strong friendship which will help our new pupils to settle in and grow closer together.

Views from Year 5 buddies:

  • I really like helping my buddy in Reception. We enjoyed making books together
  • I feel very important looking after my buddy. I make sure he is ok in school and on the playground
  • It was really special when we first met our new buddy. we had a great time playing together in Class 1

Views from Reception buddies:

  • I was so excited to meet my buddy
  • My buddy looks after me
  • I enjoyed playing with my buddy in Class 1

Reading Buddies

Children from Class 5 are reading buddies for younger pupils that require extra support or an opportunity to read on a regular basis. Each pupil hears their buddy read and share texts. The buddy checks their understanding and asks questions about the text. It is very supportive and helps build confidence.