Newgate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4AA
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Pontefract and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 15 members of The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2012) inspection. It is one of the 10 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Wakefield LEA.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract ranks in the top 11% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 10% of schools. Most pupils go on to St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School at the end of Year 6.
The St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.30pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day to 4.30pm.
Find another school near St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Pontefract
Ackworth School (3.3 miles); Wakefield Independent School (4.7 miles); Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (9.1 miles).
St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (2.2 miles); Crofton Academy (6.1 miles); Garforth Academy (8.3 miles).