A central strength of the school remains how well the Catholic ethos shapes the life of pupils, staff and governors. Pupils develop a strong understanding of Christianity and the importance of love, respect and community. The school is a calm, happy place for learning. Pupil’s engage very positively in activities and they are proud to attend the school.”  OFSTED May 2017

“St Joseph’s demonstrates a positive culture of welcome and the school is fully inclusive; they value and celebrate diversity. There is evidence of a real and lived parish school family link creating a strong sense of community.” RE Inspection July 2017

Leaders are passionate about serving their community and are held in high regard by the parents and governors of the school. One parent was very clear about her support for the Headteacher whom she described as ‘full of love.’ RE Inspection July 2017

Mission Statement:

Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire. "Let your light shine!”


Our School Prayer
Dear St Joseph The Worker,
This is our School.
Let peace dwell here.
Let the rooms be full of happiness.
Let love be here,
Love of one another,
Love of life itself.
And love of God.
Let us remember,
That as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.





Online resources:

Video Resources:
The Story of Easter (Jesus' Sacrifice):
Watch and discuss a range of Bible Stories. 'Saddleback Kids' is a great Youtube channel.


Tales from the Miracle Book:

Just simply log onto and sign up. You can stream 11 short RE Easter films to remember Easter or for education for pupils at home.


Files to Download


“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX