I would like to welcome you to St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley you will find both the oldest and smallest Jesuit school in the country. We have high aspirations for our children and are proud of our latest OFSTED report where the inspector noted that this is an outstanding school.
With the Catholic faith permeating all aspects of school life, the teachings of St Ignatius is our guide where we follow the vision ‘Finding God in all things’. A Jesuit school recognises that every aspect of its work can affirm the goodness and presence of God. At St Joseph's, this can be seen through academic achievement, encounters with others, prayer and worship.
If you would like to visit St Joseph’s you will receive a very warm welcome from our caring team who work together to ensure every child is treasured within our school community.
About our school
It is apparent to all who enter our school that St Joseph's is a Jesuit Catholic community where the teachings of Christ are followed. Every child, member of staff, parent and visitor is treated with respect.
As a school, we are proud to serve our parish and the community by giving our pupils the very best start in their education.
Our Jesuit identity is clear to all who visit.
Our children's well-being and development is at the heart of all that we do. Our very experienced staff is dedicated to their task of caring for our pupils and providing an innovative and stimulating curriculum.
Our partnerships with parents and the wider community are an integral part of our curriculum. Visitors are encouraged and help to provide our pupils with a wide range of experiences.
The outstanding behaviour of our pupils reflects the Jesuit identity of our school. All pupils take an active role in caring for others.
Our school is a living and changing community and so one of the best ways to learn about us is to visit.
St Joseph's is a happy, small, friendly Jesuit school at the heart of the Hurst Green community.
We pray and work together to find God in all things in accordance with the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
We feel safe and cared for and strive for excellence in all that we do.
We are actively encouraged to discover and use our gifts and talents, now and throughout our lives, for the greater glory of God and in the service of others.
Our School Day
School starts at 9.00am.
Children should arrive at school for 8.55am to ensure a prompt start to the school day.
Lunch is at 12.00-1.00pm for juniors /12.00 - 1.15pm for infants.
Our school day finishes at 3.30pm.
Many children take part in after school clubs at the end of the school day.
Whole school assemblies take place on Tuesday afternoon at 3.00pm and on Friday morning at 9.00am.
On other days, collective worship takes place in class.
Every class has prayer time to start and end the day and also before lunch.
We have school Masses throughout the year, which follow the Jesuit liturgical calendar.