To apply for a place at the school's nursery please contact the school directly on the number shown. Please note this procedure is for nursery admissions only. For information on applying for a reception class place at the Primary School please contact the School Admissions team on 0161 234 7163/7150/7151 Click the link below for the school profile. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the file. http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/_profiles/_pdf/3523494.pdf
St. Joseph's is an open and welcoming, Roman Catholic Primary School. There are approximately 96 pupils on roll with an additional 13 pupils in our Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) class.
We strive to do the best we can for the children in our care to ensure that they receive the best possible education during their time at the school.
Father Bryan founded the school on the 31st December 1901 in premises behind St Joseph’s church. The present building was opened in 1968 to accommodate children from the parishes of, St. Joseph's Pickering and St. Chad's Kirkbymoorside.
The school premises consist of four classrooms, one of which is a new purpose built Foundation Stage unit with its own outdoor activity area. A central hall is utilised for many purposes: including assemblies, physical education, drama, music and serving meals.
School meals are cooked daily on the premises in the modern kitchen adjoining the hall. Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have a free daily piece of fruit or vegetable. This scheme has been extended by the school to children in Key Stage 2 (parents of KS2 pupils are asked to make a voluntary contribution of 50p per week). Drinks can be brought from home or pure fruit juice purchased from our school kitchen to drink at morning break.
The school is surrounded by a very large grassed field, playground and fenced terrace. The grounds are spacious and include newly planted trees and shrubs, a butterfly garden, wildlife area and adventure trail.
At St. Joseph's we aim to provide quality learning experiences for your child coupled with a safe and secure environment. We expect high standards and quality work from all our children. We aim to develop in each child an understanding that they must take responsibility for their learning and we will teach them the skills with which to achieve this.