St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Coronavirus and schools closure information for parents/carers

Schools in the East Riding remain closed to the majority of pupils but the council is working with headteacher representatives and trade unions to plan for how a safe and coordinated return to school can be achieved for some pupils when the time is right.

The Government has confirmed schools may be allowed to open to some year groups from June 1st at the earliest. This is subject to five key tests set by central government being met and a continued reduction in the R rate of infection.

A group of primary school headteachers have worked with East Riding of Yorkshire Council on an agreed plan to enable the coordinated return of pupils across all maintained schools. At the heart of this plan is the key priority of managing the return of pupils in a safe way to benefit staff, pupils and families.

In the meantime, schools will continue to operate to provide childcare for a limited number of children whose parents or carers are critical key-workers, children with an Education Health Care Plan who cannot be safely cared for at home and vulnerable children with an assigned social worker.

Many parents working in critical sectors are able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be.

Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


Welcome to our wonderful school!

We are a Catholic primary school who works in partnership with the Diocese of Leeds sharing a vision of life based on Christ centred virtues that seeks to enable all pupils in our school community to flourish and to reach for their hopes and dreams. We provide our children with a range of exciting learning opportunities to enable them to develop and grow into becoming well rounded global citizens.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website.

Fantastic News!

We are a good school!

Following our recent OFSTED Inspection we are extremely proud to announce that we have been graded GOOD in all areas of the inspection. 

A huge thank you goes to all staff, pupils, parents and governors for your hard work and continued support in everything that we do as a school. 

If you would like to read the final report please see below.

Press Release from the East Riding

East Riding schools have been told to stay closed until at least June 8, despite the Government pushing for an earlier restart.

School staff have been sent into overdrive in the last week after the announcement that they should reopen to reception, Year One and Year Six pupils on June 1.

However, the council has stepped in to ease the pressure on schools by recommending "deferring the implementation of any wider opening until at least the 8th of June".

Each of the schools under East Riding Council's control have been contacted by the authority alerting them to the decision, prompting some education providers to contact parents.

The aim is that the extra week "will allow schools some additional time to finalise their plans and preparations". The council says care for children of key workers, those on health and care plans and those considered vulnerable will be unaffected.

Coronavirus and schools closure information for parents / carers 

Following the Government’s announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to reiterate that schools, colleges and childcare providers will be closed for the vast majority of children until further notice. 

Many parents working in critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be. 

The Department for Education is asking schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders and other registered childcare settings to offer provision, where they can, for children of critical workers and vulnerable children. You may have already been contacted by your child’s school. If this is not the case please look at their website.   
This is an offer to parents and carers who are critical workers or have vulnerable children. There is no requirement for parents and carers to send children to school if you do not need or wish to do so.

School Closure

Following the recent announcement from the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School will be closed to almost all pupils from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March until further notice.

As a school we have been working hard on our emergency plans and developed contingencies to be best prepared for this scenario.

We thank all children, parents and carers for their patience during this difficult time as we continue to follow the guidance and advice that is rapidly emerging from official government sources.

We will continue to provide regular updates through our social media channels and on our website.  

Many thanks

Helen Cooke

Acting Headteacher

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01405 762607

Kennedy Drive Goole East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 6HQ