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Headteacher's Welcome Message

 

Welcome to our school website! I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities and developments at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School!

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.

We believe that school should be a happy, caring, spiritual, respectful and hardworking environment, in which all staff should utilise their skills to enable the children in their care to recognise their true potential and talents. As a Catholic community, we should endeavour to celebrate the successes of our children in all areas of school life. We can do this by showing them that we believe in them, respect them and are proud of them. 

At St Joseph’s, we believe that children should be curious about their learning.  Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools in the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child's education and value your interest and support. 

I hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities that you need.  It will grow over time as we add more information, but can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us. If you have suggestions to make about its content and design or would like to see us at work please contact me.

 

Mrs Velayudhan Tomlin

Headteacher

This is the 'Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust' Logo
This is the 'Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust' Logo

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770,  whose registered office is at The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4  


To Him be glory and praise for ever...

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL AIMS

 

  • To work with parents, carers and the parish to stimulate and nurture each child’s faith through prayer, worship and liturgy.
  • To provide a safe, welcoming and secure environment in which each child feels happy and valued and challenges him/her to become a motivated and independent learner.
  • To provide a stimulating broad balanced curriculum in which the highest standards in education can be achieved.
  • To nurture the uniqueness, talents and abilities of each individual to help achieve their full potential at school, at home and in society.
  • To work with parents, carers and the wider community to establish Christian values regardless of race, gender, ability and cultural background.
  • To provide opportunities for all staff to develop their talents and skills for their own benefit and the benefit of school and the wider community.
  • To encourage personal qualities of good manners, self discipline, confidence, respect and consideration for others.

 

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract, a voluntary academy, is a welcoming learning community with Christ at its  heart. We have been an academy since November 2012, as part of the wider 'Bishop Konstant' Catholic Academy Trust, and we enjoy our close  relationship with the Catholic network of schools around us.


Learning through Christ is at the heart of our school mission, and this was affirmed when we were  judged as 'outstanding in all areas' both  in our 2012 Ofsted inspection and our 2012  R. E inspection.
We have supportive parents, wonderful, well behaved, enthusiastic children and a very supportive governing body.We work hard to ensure we are a central part of the community of St Joseph's, and have a very close relationship with our Parish priest.

 

Parent View

You are most welcome to give your viewpoints of the school by completing a questionnaire via this website link: www.parentview.co.uk

 Our full postal address is:

  St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Newgate

Pontefract

West Yorkshire

WF8 4AA

Tel:01977 701 493

Headteacher- Mrs M Velayudhan-Tomlin

 

In most cases, one of the named people below will answer the phone;

Administrators- Mrs Robinson/Mrs. S. Broughan

Senco-Mrs M Kaushiva- Contact via school office. Please refer to our detailed SEND area for more. Click on 'More' on the home page and then 'Key Documentation'.

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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust

For more information about the BKCAT click on the link below:
http://www.bkcat.co.uk

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at: The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1AB.