The Catholic Parish of
St Joseph, Barnoldswick and St Patrick, Earby

St Joseph's School - OFSTED

Posted on 19 May 2017

On the 4th May 2017 OFSTED visted St. Joseph’s School and the staff, governors, children and parents are proud to say 'we graded as a ‘Good’ schoo'l.   The inspector recognised many strengths including:


  • . Effective leadership and teaching have ensured that the school’s end-of-key-stage test results are now significantly above the national expected average in all areas reported on.

  •  · Your school’s strong moral and religious values make an important contribution to the overall development of pupils’ personal, spiritual and academic achievement.

  •  · St Joseph’s is at the heart of the local community and links with the church are well established

  •  · A calm and purposeful learning environment where pupils are safe and happy.

  •  · Pupils are eloquent, respectful and take great pride in their school. They behave extremely well in lessons and    throughout the school day.

  •  · Pupils are great ambassadors for the school.

  • · Parents say: ‘St Joseph’s is an excellent school that ensures all children reach their potential’

  •  · Staff know the pupils  well.


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St Joseph's Church Presbytery

22 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, BB18 5HA

Tel: 01282 812204

St Patrick's Church

Salterforth Road, Earby, BB18 7QS

Tel: 01282 812204

Diocese of Leeds    62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX    Tel: 0113 261 8023