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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A message from Headteacher, Mrs L Elder


Welcome to our school. 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. When your children join our school, either as  a three year old or later in their school career, our main aim is to work with you to ensure they are happy, safe and able to fulfill their potential in a caring Catholic environment.


St Joseph’s provides a warm, caring and nurturing environment in which our children can develop their educational and social skills. We are a very inclusive school and welcome children of all faiths and cultures.


At St Joseph’s your child will feel valued for their unique talents and will leave the school well prepared for later life and ready to take on new challenges. We celebrate our individual differences and unique qualities. All that we do and achieve is underpinned by our distinctly Catholic ethos. We are proud of our school and especially our children.


We have a committed and hard-working staff who dedicate their hard work and time to all children, in order to help them develop the essential skills that will enable them to achieve well in all they undertake in their future life.


Our children work hard and achieve well. Our website celebrates some of their achievements in many areas of the curriculum. If you would like to find out more, we welcome visitors to look around (please contact the office first.) If you would like paper copies of anything on the website please contact the school office. 


Come and join us! We look forward to meeting you! And once again thanks to all our parents for the opportunity to work with their children!


Mrs L Elder