Rothwell Road, Anderton, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9LZ
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Anderton has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Chorley and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Anderton is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2010) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Anderton has one class per year, and an average class size of 27 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Anderton ranks in the top 26% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.05pm though after school clubs can extend the day.
Find another school near St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton
Rivington Foundation Primary School (2.1 miles); St George’s Church of England Primary School, Chorley (2.3 miles); Blackrod Primary School (2.8 miles).
Bolton School Girls’ Division (6.6 miles); Bolton School Boys’ Division (6.7 miles); Lord’s Independent School (7.8 miles).
St Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College (3.4 miles); St Michael’s Church of England High School (3.9 miles); Standish Community High School (6.1 miles).