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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God wants me to be the best me I can be.


A message from the Headteacher, Mrs M Scott


A very big welcome to St Joseph's Primary school. I hope you find all the information useful on our website. However, if you need anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us or arrange a visit. 

About our school

We are Flying.....


St Joseph’s is a small Catholic primary school set in the village of Stacksteads, close to the town of Bacup in the Rossendale Valley. 

Pupils can start our school at the age of three in our early years setting (a term after they turn three years of age).

We offer an education from 3-11 years of age and are very welcoming of all faiths and cultures. In some classes year groups are mixed and others are stand alone year groups. This varies year on year and depends on our numbers on roll. 


We have a team of talented staff to ensure that your child has the best possible education they can offer. 


We have a bespoke curriculum with lots of exciting enrichment opportunities built into it. Our Christ centred approach enables pupils to develop emotionally and spiritually with our Catholic teachings at the heart of it. 


We have a fantastic learning environment, where teachers and pupils contribute to it looking its best. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the learning environment is nurturing and supports pupils' learning and development. 


We have great relationships with our parents and carers of St. Joseph's and are very approachable should you need to discuss anything with us. 


The staff value our pupils and their happiness at our school is paramount. 

Our recent Ofsted Inspection highlighted that "pupils are happy to come to school" and that "the relationships between staff and pupils are positive and supportive". 


Our school encourages pupils to be the best that they can be, through our school motto 

"God wants me to be the best me I can be". 

Our school is welcoming and offers high quality teaching for pupils with a range of abilities and talents. 


With our bird theme in school, we will strive to  aim high, fly high


Please take the time to look around our website and look at our class pages, which are named after birds. 


You are most welcome to visit our lovely school. 


Thank you


Mrs M Scott