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.

School council


Meet our new School Council

Meet our Headboy and Headgirl and the Deputy Headboy and Deputy Headgirl

Our School Council at St. Joseph’s provides each child’s voice to be heard within our school. Every year the children democratically vote two representatives, a boy and a girl, from Year 1 through to Year 6 to collectively share all our pupil’s views and suggestions. These councillors are elected by their year group following a presentation/speech that they have prepared. Every half term the School Council meets following Class Council meetings and these views and suggestions are put forward and wherever possible, acted upon.

Recent actions/decisions have included:

A total new playground surface that was designed for both KS1 and KS2

Design of prayer garden


A banner that is being designed to be used for school events

An extension to our playground for juniors that will include activity equipment

The theme to our summer fair

Equipment received through vouchers – Supermarket vouchers for gardening and play equipment

Winners of the Speaker’s School Council Awards 2015


Our councillors at St. Joseph’s do make a difference to our school and take a very active role in improving school life. The children put in a lot of time and effort and enjoy making decisions. They take their role very seriously and wear their councillor badges with pride!

Official Opening of the Amphitheatre

On the 9th November Mr Andrew Stephenson, the Member of Parliament for Pendle, officially opened our new amphitheater.  The school council had requested an amphitheatre in the school grounds which could be used as an outdoor classroom, as an area for worship and a place for the children to create plays and perform them. The new amphitheater was provided by an Awards For All bid, which were very grateful to receive.