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.


Dogs on School Grounds

Please note that dogs are not allowed on the school grounds and should not be tied to the school railings.


Online Safety

Your child will use the internet to support their learning; this will be supervised by an adult and on a safe fire-walled connection. Every aspect of safe use of technology will be taught to ensure your child is aware of “Stranger Danger” issues when using social networks, e-mail and mobile phones. Parents should ensure that they supervise their child’s internet and mobile use at home to minimise the risk of inappropriate contacts being established.

For further deails and helpful videos to support parents/carers please see

Medical Matters

We need to be aware in school of any relevant issues concerning a child’s health, learning difficulties and home circumstances. Information given by parents will be treated as confidential.
If your child requires medicine during the school day, parents must complete the medical form at the school office. In the case of asthma, or other severe allergies, we ask that parents give full details on the Child Information Form of method, amount and frequency of medication to be taken. Please inform the school if your child has been diagnosed as suffering from asthma.
The school follows LA health and safety guidelines and there are clear procedures for accidents and emergencies. Parents will be informed of any accidents or injuries, that we are aware of, which occur in school.
School also works closely with the school nurse and dentist; a variety of health checks are carried out with parental permission.

School Nursing Team

For further details please visit us for help, support and advice via website:

 Meet Your Team (East).pdfDownload
 School Nursing.pdfDownload
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 reception intake presentation PP (2).pptxDownload
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Privacy Notice

Please see

 Privacy Notice Class Lists.pdfDownload
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Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Dear Parents


As we now find ourselves in the winter months, I would like to inform you of our school policy in relation to sickness and diarrhoea. Following National guidance from NHS children should remain off school for 48 hours from the last episode, whether this is both sickness and diaarhea together or separately. This is to ensure your child is fully fit for school and also to think of our other children and staff who may catch the germs if the child returns too soon.
Please see

Any child going home with sickness and diarrhoea will NOT be allowed to return within 48 hours. I am sure you agree this is in everyone's best interests. This policy is adopted by our local schools too.

Other illnesses

See see attached the leaflet 'Should I keep my child off school checklist poster'

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Meningitis and Septicaemia

Symptoms of meningitis or septicaemia may include:

Severe headache

Neck stiffness



Drowsiness or confusion

Discomfort from bright light

Limb joint or muscle pain

Rash which does not go pale when pressed


It is important that you are always vigilant, and if anyone becomes ill with symptoms of meningitis or septicaemia you should get urgent medical help right away.

You can find out more about meningitis from:

The Meningitis Research Foundation 080 8800 3344 (24hours)

Meningitis & Septicaemia | Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis and Septicaemia are dangerous diseases which can kill in hours. We provide life-saving information and fund vital medical research into the diseases.

Meningitis Now 080 8801 0388 (9am and 8pm)

Click here for more information.


Vitamin D

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