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St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School retains its Good Ofsted judgement

by Lisa Bennett

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School in Kirkby has retained it’s Good Ofsted judgement, following its latest inspection which was carried out in December 2022.

The school was judged to be Good for the Quality of education, Behaviour and attitudes, Personal development, Leadership and Management and Early Years provision.

Inspectors notes that:

  • Children feel happy and safe at school.
  • Leaders have high expectations for pupils’ learning and behaviour. This includes those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • Pupils work hard and achieve well.
  • Pupils benefit from a wide range of after-school activities, such as dance, football, choir and art club.
  • Older pupils said that they are proud to represent their school, for example in productions and sporting events.
  • Leaders have ensured that the curriculum for all pupils, including those with SEND, is ambitious. They have carefully thought about the topics that pupils, and children in the early years, must learn.
  • Children in the early years get off to a good start with learning to read. Leaders have provided appropriate training for all staff to deliver the school’s phonics and early reading programmes well.
  • Pupils understand the importance of good attendance and how this helps them as learners.
  • Pupils are well prepared for the next stage in their education.
  • Governors know the school and its community well. They fulfil their statutory duties and offer appropriate support and challenge to leaders.
  • Staff are proud to work at the school and share leaders’ ambition for all pupils.


Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“This was once again another positive Ofsted inspection and the school should be very proud of the feedback it has received from Inspectors.


“We all want the very best for our children and young people and having Good schools in the borough and pupils attending school regularly is a great foundation for their future years.


“Well done to everyone at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School.”