Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 8SD
10 reasons to choose St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withnell has a Schoolsmith Score® of 73. It is one of the best state primary schools in Chorley and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withnell is a state primary school for boys and girls (60%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2019) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withnell has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withnell ranks in the top 1% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 1% of schools.
The St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers, a residential for Years 2 and 3, and all year groups have ‘Forest Friday’ sessions.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some specialist teaching for languages.
Sport at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell
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.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 5.45pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell
Withnell Fold Primary School (1.3 miles); Brindle St James’ Church of England Primary School (2.3 miles); The Redeemer Church of England Primary, Blackburn (3.3 miles).
St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy (5.3 miles); Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (5.9 miles); St Michael’s Church of England High School (6.1 miles).