St.Joseph's Primary School, Lancaster

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18th July 19
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Parents & Community

Ofsted's Parent View


Please use the link of the picture above to give your feedback on the school to Ofsted.

For more information about Parent View see the leaflet here.


Winter Weather


In the event of adverse weather conditions, please listen to your local radio station for updates on possible school closures.  We will endevour to contact parents by Class Dojo and text message.

Free School Meals : Adobe Acrobat file (234.8k)

Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will receive a free school meal every day under a Government Scheme.

You may be entitled to free school meals for your child if you receive certain benefits.

Please click on this link above to see if you are entitled.

You can find out immediately if you are entitled to free school meals just by making a quick phone call.

Children entitled to free meals in Rec, Year 1 & Year 2 will also receive free milk.

Our school will receive extra funding, Pupil Premium, for every child that is registered for free meals.

Please take time to apply even if your child is in Reception, Year1 or Year 2

Click on the link above to see this weeks dinner menu

Click on the link above to see the dates for our terms and holidays in 2018 - 2019.

Please click on the link above to view school term and holiday dates 2018-19

As from September 2013 the governors have agreed in line with government policy that NO leave in term time can be authorised unless parents can prove exceptional circumstances.

All applications for leave must be made in advance by the parent of residence using the ‘Request for leave of absence’ form,  available from the school office,

or by clicking the link above.

Requests will only be authorised if the circumstances surrounding the request can be evidenced, by parents, to be exceptional.


School Uniform : Adobe Acrobat file (186.3k)

At St Joseph's we have a school uniform to help maintain a community identity across school and the separate buildings.  Children are expected to come to school clean and tidy and in the correct uniform.

Click on the link above for a uniform list.

Sweatshirts, cardigans, poloshirts and PE kits can be purchased from

Uniform and Leisurwear Lancaster.  Click on

Sweatshirts and cardigans can also be purchased on-line from Tesco.

Click on   Just type in our school postcode LA1 2DU

Bookbags are available from the school office.

Class Dojos : Adobe Acrobat file (446.6k)

To support our aim to promote Growth Mindset and positive attitudes to learning, St Joseph’s School has adopted Class Dojo as a new whole school learning and behavior reward system.

Each pupil is given a personal Dojo (a Moshi type character). Every time they display good behavior, or demonstrate good attitudes to their learning, they are ’rewarded’ with a Dojo. The Dojos are collected and displayed throughout the week in class and are celebrated in the Friday Praise assembly.

Click on the link above to see a selection of Dojo characters.

If a parent wishes to make a complaint:

In the first instance this should be brought to the attention of the Class Teacher and/or the Headteacher. 

If the matter is not resolved, then the Chair of Governors should be contacted.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted, in writing, via the school office.


Please click on the link above to find out more about our complaints procedure.