St Joseph’s, Castleford is now closed for the school holidays.

All enquiries to the school and requests for information will be processed when the school reopens on 12th April 2021.

How to alert school of symptoms/test results

If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of finishing school on Wednesday 31st March, you must contact us on the following numbers:

07977 003 138

07938 707 064

The emergency numbers will remain available for you to inform us of any test results – please do not wait for results before notifying us if your child develops symptoms.

This will be the only method of communication during this period of time. Please do not email school, use the texting service or call the school office as these will not be monitored.

Our Mission Statement

We at St Joseph’s believe that the Catholic Faith should be central to and permeate all aspects of school life. We aim to achieve this through the teaching of the curriculum, prayer and worship.

All members of the staff at St Joseph’s, both teaching and support staff, should be encouraged and supported to develop their talents and skills for their own professional development and for the benefit of the school.

We aim to foster a caring environment where individuals value and respect one another. We should develop effective communication through sensitive talking and listening.

We should positively encourage and enable the children to fulfil their own potential, building their self-confidence and self-esteem and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will require in later life.

We aim to increase each child’s awareness of the need for discipline and ultimately develop self-discipline.

We recognise the importance of and aim to develop self-discipline.

We recognise the importance of and aim to develop a working reciprocal partnership between home, school and parish. We also encourage the children to take an interest in and play and active role in the wider community.

As followers of Jesus Christ, our mission at St Joseph’s is to provide the opportunity for each individual to develop intellectually, morally and spiritually in a happy and caring environment.

‘Walking with Jesus as one family.’


“Welcome to our school website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.”

We hope you find it both interesting and informative. Browsing through the pages, you will learn more about our valued school which serves the Parish of St. Joseph’s Castleford.

At St. Joseph’s, we aim to provide a wide range of rich and varied learning experiences for all our children. Everyone who comes to our school is special. We are proud of our Catholic community and the Gospel values which permeate all aspects of our school life.

Our children are encouraged to work hard and we have a dedicated team who are committed to helping each child to reach his or her God given potential within a safe, nurturing, Catholic environment.

If you would like more information or would like to visit our school, please feel free to contact us.

God Bless,

Mrs Sarah Spencer

Celebrating World Book Day 2021

To celebrate our love of reading at St Joseph’s, staff have recorded videos reading their favourite children’s book. See more videos of our favourite stories at The Story Corner.

You can also read-along with a wide range of stories for all ages by visiting our Virtual Library.

Current Vacancies

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The Academy Council is seeking applications for a HLTA post. The successful candidate will have experience in the delivery of the National Curriculum throughout the whole primary age and ability range, up to and including Year 6.

We are looking for a HLTA who is:

  • Fully committed to the mission and ethos of our Catholic school
  • High expectation of attainment and behaviour
  • A practitioner who is resilient, flexible and resourceful and committed to continuous professional development
  • A practitioner who is both committed and caring.

Please see the advert and job specification for further information, including information about how to apply for the position.

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HLTA Job Description

Closing date: Friday 16th April. Interviews: Week beginning 19th April.

St Joseph’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the successful candidate.