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St Joseph’s is a voluntary aided primary school offering education to children from 3-11 years of age. Our admission number is 30.

The School Day

School starts 8.50am Children allowed on site from 8.35am
Playtime 10.20 – 10.35am 10.30-10.45 am (KS1) School snack available
Lunchtime 12 – 12.45pm (EYFS & KS1) 12.15pm – 1.00pm (KS2)
Playtime 2pm – 2.15pm
School ends 3.15pm

In bad weather children will be asked to come into school where they will be supervised by their class teacher or a teaching assistant.


Foundation Stage

All children in our Reception Class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children learn through a wide variety of play focused activities both inside and outside. Teachers closely monitor each child’s interests and abilities, lessons and activities are then planned to help children develop their learning and understanding through a wide variety of learning opportunities at levels appropriate for each individual child. There are clear structures in place to ensure children make good progress in their reading, writing and maths throughout their time in Reception Class. At the end of their time in Reception Class school reports to parents and the Local Authority on the progress and attainment for each child against the 13 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.


Key Stages 1 and 2

Following Reception Class the rest of the primary years are divided into two phases: infants for ages 5 – 7, which is known as Key Stage 1 and junior for ages 7 to 11, which is known as Key Stage 2. All the work planned and carried out in these two phases follow the requirements of the National Curriculum. We also follow the RE curriculum agreed by the Diocese of Salford which is called ‘Come and See’. Our RE programme includes teaching about other faiths which include: Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. We follow a programme for Personal Social and Health Education and Citizenship (PHSCE). This is further enriched by the SEALs (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme.