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 M Scott
(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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Yr 3/4 Quadkids at Marl Pits

KS1 Scavenger Hunt at Marl Pits


Tri Golf at Alder Grange High School

KS2 FMS Inclusion at The Valley Leadership Academy

Yr 5 Dodgeball @ The Valley Leadership Academy

Yr 6 Glow Dodgeball @ Alder Grange

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Year 3/4 mixed football

Well done to the year 3/4 mixed football team, you made us super proud ⚽️

Look at our fantastic Y5/6 Football Team

Our Y5/6 Football Team played on Friday night. We played in a tournament against a few other schools and even managed to score a goal. Mrs Elder said we were amazing!

Rossendale Marathon Challenge


On Monday 20th July we are launching the 'Rossendale Marathon Challenge' and relaunching the 'Rossendale Virtual Mile', the challenges will run throughout the holidays and finish on the 30th August.


The marathon challenge is for pupils to aim to cover at least the distance of a marathon over the summer holidays.


The virtual mile will reward the fastest times per age group but also reward pupils that make the biggest improvements. So pupils can enter the time they ran in our last virtual mile (or at the beginning of the holidays if they didn't take part last time) and then their fastest time over the summer holidays, those in each age group with the biggest improvements will receive prizes.


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Spar Virtual Lancashire School Games 2020 - Personal Best Sports Day 30th June

Stay At Home PE Resources

PE at St Josephs

At St Joseph’s, we truly value sport and physical education, and aim for all our children to experience a range of sporting activities during their time here. Primary School years are crucial to tackling obesity and physical inactivity. Regular physical activity is proven to reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Through sport, physical activity and PE we aim to enthuse, inspire and motivate all children to learn new skills whilst having lots of fun.


Currently, our children can experience:


  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Tag Rugby
  • Netball
  • Tri-Golf
  • Basketball



This year, we have used the ‘Sports Premium’ to add to our existing clubs. As a result, we can now offer even more to our pupils. We are also using this funding to:


  • Invest in additional specialist coaching through Accrington Stanley
  • Prove a free dance club through Total Dance on a Tuesday after school
  • Take part in the ‘Rossendale Sports Plan’ with increased competitions available
  • Improve our range of equipment, meaning more clubs and higher-quality sessions
  • Increase the number of swimming lessons with smaller class sizes, so that every child can learn to swim before they leave St Joseph’s
  • Improve teachers’ training in PE education, meaning better lessons.