September 24 Reception Starters - We still have a few places available in our Reception cohort. We also have a few places available throughout our school. Please enquire should you be new to the area and are looking for an outstanding school.
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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School, Withnell

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Our Mission Statement


St. Joseph’s family

Learn together

With love and faith in Jesus,

To become the people

God calls us to be


Welcome to our happy, inclusive school. We hope that our website gives you a sense of our family ethos and the vision which we pursue.


St. Joseph's is a small Catholic School in the village of Withnell on the outskirts of Chorley. We serve the community of Withnell and its surrounding areas.  Located in a beautiful setting, we are a proud, Catholic school with many strengths. We welcome  all children and families and extend the warmest of welcomes to any family who chooses to send their child to our school.


Our school pursues our Catholic Vision - at St. Joseph’s, each individual will learn, grow and thrive together with love and faith in Jesus. We will embrace our Gospel values and enable all children to achieve their full potential in a safe, welcoming ad happy learning environment. We will strive to create responsible citizens who are independent and confident life-long learners who are equipped to meet the challenges of a changing future – the people who God calls them to be.


To achieve this vision, we rely on our culture of togetherness. As a team and school family, we actively seek to serve one another and we learn together through a broad and challenging curriculum.  We have wonderful, well- behaved children who work hard and show kindness and consideration to one another, whilst being blessed with a dedicated and talented staff team, who ensure that our pupils receive the best possible education and care.  Working closely in partnership with parents, families and the Parish of St. Joseph's, we ensure that our children have the best start in life. 


If you are a prospective parent, you are more than welcome to visit our school and see for yourself what a wonderful, vibrant place of learning St. Joseph's is. We would be proud to show you around.  


Mrs Katie Cunliffe


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