School is now closed for half term. We will answer all enquiries and requests for information when we reopen on Tuesday 3rd September 2024.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

Dear Families of St Joseph’s,

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to our warm, caring and happy school. We are a single form school, small but mighty, where every young learner’s mind, body and soul is nurtured. We are committed to supporting all of our wonderful pupils and amazing staff.

There is something for everyone here at St Joseph’s and as we get to know each and every child, we make sure that they feel valued and supported to achieve their personal best and shine.

Christ is at the centre of all that we do and we have introduced a Virtues Curriculum, embedding our eight core virtues: love, practical wisdom, temperance, justice, solidarity, courage, faith, hope throughout our curriculum. We encourage a love of learning so that our pupils take this with them for the rest of their lives embracing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that come their way. We have an active and challenging Eco and School Council and Mini Vinnies group.

A committed and hardworking team create a creativity, curiosity and motivation to learn. We are committed to enhancing our curriculum with as many enrichment activities as we can and include a range of trips visitors.

We aim high at St Joseph’s and collaboration and partnerships are key players in our success. We work closely with our partner school, English Martyrs’, and also all of the primary schools within the BKCAT Trust. Our teaching is research-led with initiatives being driven by experts in the field.

We have a wonderful pastoral system to ensure that all barriers to learning are removed for our children and we ensure that every child is supported. We believe in nurture and we are firmly committed to developing the mental health and well-being of our children. We are also firmly committed to working with our families and believe that parents, as the first educators, hold a wealth of knowledge about their child and we value all contributions and the information that they share with us.

We are an inclusive school, welcoming Catholic families, families of all faiths and none.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families as we embrace an exciting future together.

Mrs Sarah Spencer                  Mrs Sarah Wakefield
Executive Headteacher          Head of School

Current Vacancies

Please follow the links below for details about our current vacancies in school. If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact the school office on 01977 555780

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Full-Time)

How to Apply:

Please follow the above links and use the ‘quick apply’ button.

We welcome and encourage visits to school, please contact Sally Beswick in the school office to arrange an appoinment on 01977 555780 or by email at

Consent to Obtain References Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Disclosure Form

Application Forms Notes to Applicants

Please note, as part of the recruitment process we will carry out an online search for any shortlisted candidates in order to comply with the guidance given in the September 2022 update of the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Resources for Parents and Carers

Take a look at some of these resources for parents and carers in the Wakefield District.

Happy Health Holidays

WF Happy Healthy Holidays aims to keep children and young people active during the School Holidays by providing free enriching activities and healthy food for children in Reception class to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals. 

Healthier Together

Welcome to Healthier Together – a tool that gives consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people and professionals.

The information on this site has been reviewed  by local paediatricians, GPs and clinicians across the region to ensure it aligns with current practices and procedures.

Use the quick links, search bar, or menus to find clear advice with easy to use traffic light guide, red, amber, green found in the parents/carers section. This will help to identify when, where, and how you should seek help for your poorly baby or child.

Look through the site for practical guidance such as ‘should my child go to school’.

Baby Winter Safety

Take a look at the Lulluby Trust’s information about ‘things to consider for your baby and their sleep during the winter months’

Water Safety

There are many hidden dangers, when entering canals, rivers and reservoirs, that have tragically taken lives.
The number of accidental drownings in our region is on the rise.

Anything below 15ºC is defined as cold water and can seriously affect your breathing and movement, so the risk is significant all year round, even on hot days, and even for strong swimmers.

Please #BeWaterAware 

Staying Safe Online

Being online can be a brilliant place to keep in touch with friends, be creative and discover new things.

Most people use the internet daily for things like going on social media, game, watch videos, work and study.

Talking to people online that you know ‘offline’ is something many people do, people that you don’t know can also use social media and follow you.

As brilliant as the internet is, it can be used by those who want to cause harm to a child. So you may find it useful to read through the information on this page to help keep yourself and your friends safe online.

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership – Staying Safe Online

Stay safe in winter – the dangers of frozen waters

In winter, children and pets are particularly at risk when tempted to play on the ice formed on open water, and adults can find themselves at risk in attempting to save them.

Taking a nice walk in cold weather with your family, friends or dogs in tow can be really refreshing, just make sure you know some simple tips on how to stay safe in winter.

Areas with frozen lakes, ponds, canals and reservoirs can be beautiful places to visit during the winter months but all too often many people risk their lives by venturing onto frozen water. Here are some useful tips to help you know what to do in an emergency.

Oral Health

Please find below resources on how to look after your oral health

9. Eat Better For Your Pocket And The Planet – cookbook (1)

285901 Oral Health leaflet new QR HR 2 (1)

Oral Health Resources Presentation (1)

Oral health resource pack FINAL COMPLETE (1)