St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

To protect with love, all of God’s gifts


Dear Parents,

The Government has decided that the best way to slow the spread of Covid19, protect the NHS and to save lives is to close schools until further notice.

School will be closed to ALL pupils as of Tuesday 5th January 2021. We are now preparing to open for children of key workers and for a small number of children that we know have particular needs.

A survey has now been emailed to you – it is important we get information from all families. You will also receive information about the online learning that will be provided for children.

We will keep you updated through, text, email, Facebook and our website. Please ensure we have your correct details at all times. You can email the office and include your child’s name at

We offer the coming weeks into God’s hands, asking him to renew our strength and to trust in his love.

God Bless.


Bradford Foodbanks – Find your local foodbank in the Bradford District

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Letter to parents – 26th September 2020

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Please check back regularly for updates.

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Summer Reading Challenge.
More information on the re-opening of libraries will be available through council information and the libraries online newsletter as well as social media and the press. Shipley Library will be the first to reopen this Monday 6th July with the new Order and Collect service. Please see for updates.

Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email 24/7.

A HUGE Thank You! Morrisons have donated packs of essential foods and vegetables to St Joseph’s School to deliver to the local community.   Thank you Carmel and all the hardworking staff at Morrisons.

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Vouchers will be issued w/c 20/04/2020 and not before. Remember to check your emails including spam/junk folder. £15 per child, per week. Please make sure we have your correct email address by emailing with your child’s full name. Children on Free School Meals are entitled to collect a free packed lunch from our school kitchen Monday-Friday between 11:30am-12:30pm.

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Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admission cap which prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. The Prime Minister has acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and had promised previously to abandon it. Now the Government may decide to keep this discriminatory policy in place instead of removing it. We need you to tell the Government not to discriminate against Catholics and to remove the admissions cap on new faith-based schools. Visit

or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop this policy.


Our Year 6 were thrilled to take part in CPR training with West Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  Here are a few pictures of the event.

Our Year 6 children have returned from a wonderful week away with friends at Buckden, challenging themselves and learning how to support one another to reach their goals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who gave up their own family time to give the children such a wonderful experience which I know will stay with them for many years! THANK YOU.

Activities at the centre are designed to support curriculum work in Literacy, Geography and P.E. involving adventurous activities such as caving, orienteering archery and climbing.  Any additional aims are to develop personal self–confidence, independence and co-operative team skills.

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Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs

Dear parent,

Are you looking for support with childcare costs?

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offers that are coming in 2017.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at

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