Coppice Rise
North Yorkshire

01423 562650

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary Academy

"Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Catholic Life of the School

Our religion influences our whole way of life and consequently this permeates every part of school life. Parents are the first educators of their child in the ways of the Faith and the school welcomes the support and co-operation of parents in our teaching of the Catholic Faith.

We follow 'The Way, the Truth and the Life' religious education programme as promoted by the Diocese of Leeds. Our religious teaching is planned into topics on a four-year cycle. Prayers are said at the beginning and end of the school day and at lunch time. Assemblies and other occasions for praising God in word and song are an important part of our school life and we invite parents, grandparents and friends to join us. 

We have strong links with our Parish Church, St. Joseph’s, and Father Stephen visits the children in school regularly, as well as to celebrate Mass and share special assemblies at which everyone is welcome. Classes pair up and take it in turns to attend Mass on a weekly basis.  On Holy Days we join the parishioners at Mass in the Parish church or we have Mass in school.

Please keep us in your prayers as we support your children in their Religious Education. Any questions you may have, please ask your child’s class teacher or speak to Mrs Delahay (Catholic Life of the School) or Mrs Keith, our RE leader.


Please enjoy this photo diary of our faith in action ... Please enjoy this photo diary of our faith in action ...

                                                                                    Photographs coming soon.

Marian Liturgy

Blessing of the Prayer Garden

Y6 lead the Stations of the Cross

Lenten Fundraising for the Little Sisters of the Poor

Lenten Fundraising for Catholic Care through the Good Shepherd Appeal

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Class Masses

House Captains lead Collective Worship

for each House

Inviting our families to pray with us

St. Joseph's Feast Day

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Christmas Crib Blessing

Advent Fundraising

Year 6 Trip to the

Stonefall Commonwealth War Graves

Year 6 selling poppies for the

British Legion Poppy Appeal

Year 6 lead the school in Praying the Rosary

Start of the School Year Mass

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The Mini Vinnies and School Council strive to look for opportunities to organise fundraising events throughout the school year and wherever possible linked  to the liturgical calendar.

Our recent Fundraising has focused on these charities:

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