A very warm welcome to St Joseph's RC Primary School.
The school is situated in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley and it is the oldest and smallest Jesuit school in the country. We are a very caring Roman Catholic school with exceptionally high academic standards. In our latest OFSTED report, the inspector noted that this is an outstanding school. Our school welcomes pupils from all backgrounds but promotes strong Catholic values. Pupils acquire a love of learning, excellent levels of personal development and academic achievement.
Mrs Moya Smith
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 Monday afternoon at 3.00pm and on Friday morning at 11.00am.
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.