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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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.


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
  • Provide a sports apprentice to assist with clubs and PE lessons
  • 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.