Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be

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Religious Education in School

Religious Education is central to everything we do in school. We use "Come and See" alongside other resources to encourage children to live their life following Jesus.

Children are also taught about other faiths and we encourage children of all faiths to attend our school. Please look at the RE section within our Curriculum page for more information.


We were inspected by Andrew Sowerby and Julie Frazer from the Diocese of Salford (Section 48 inspection) on March 22nd 2016.  The school was judged to be "an Outstanding Catholic Primary School." We are delighted with the report which highlights the strengths of the school.  You can   the full report below or you can contact school if you would like a paper copy. 

Year of Mercy 

On Monday 21st February the Year of Mercy Door came to our school. We held a special assembly and each child walked through the door. The door is travelling to every school in the Diocese of Salford. In Rome Pope Francis has opened a door as part of a special year that he has declared. We have been learning a lot about the Year of Mercy, we have been encouraged to spend time in reflection and prayer during this jubilee year so that individually and as a diocese we can grow in appreciation of God's mercy. 

Year of Mercy - More Information


 The Church since 1300 has celebrated a Jubilee year every 25 or 50 years. Jubilee years are associated with justice, liberty and the release of debts. The Year of Mercy is an extraordinary Jubilee Year (not fitting the 25 or 50 year pattern) and Pope Francis says he has proclaimed it "as a special time for the church; a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective." 

Through celebrating this year, we can grow in our understanding of God's love and bring the message of God's mercy to the world.

Our school Prayer Leaders are leading on The Year of Mercy. They have written an action plan which includes work in the community as well as leading prayer in school.


Year of Mercy Prayer
All Loving Father,
you sent Jesus your Son
to show us Your mercy
and to teach us how to forgive one another.
Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us.
Help us to remember that we are all sinners
let this Year of Mercy be a pilgrimage,
a journey back to You.
Make us ambassadors of mercy,
sharing Your forgiveness with everyone,
especially those who feel
that they are beyond Your love.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.