Part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

A small but thriving school, set in the heart of Leadgate.


Our Staff





I would like to warmly welcome you to our school website. We are a small but thriving school, set in the heart of Leadgate.

I am privileged to lead the school as we enter an exciting new phase of the school’s development, as a part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust. We have a wonderful, hardworking and dedicated staff team who are committed to providing our pupils with an exciting, enriching and stimulating curriculum that ignites curiosity, awe and wonder. We have high expectations of our pupils and help them to develop positive attitudes to learning. We keep God’s teaching and the Gospel Values at the heart of our work, prayer and play.

Mrs J Cruise

Executive Headteacher



We send out letters and newsletters on a regular basis to keep parents up to date with school decisions and progress.

At Our Lady and St Joseph's, we keep our parents, carers and families informed about upcoming events and celebrations of our children's successes. We regularly publish a newsletter, which is sent out electronically to all of our parents and is made available on this page. We also use Social media to share the very latest events, learning and religious celebrations that take place within our school.

Latest News

Year 6 Leavers

We say a very fond farewell to our wonderful Year 6 children who left us today ready to move on to their new schools. They’ve worked incredibly hard throughout their time with us but especially this last year. This last half term has been a very busy one for them with visits to the Youth […]

Sponsored Fancy Dress Walk

Thank you to the children and staff for their wonderful costumes, they were fantastic!! Thank you to all the parents/carers/families who turned out to support us, we hope you enjoyed the parade as much as we did.  We raised a fantastic total of £600.00.  Once again, we are overwhelmed by your generosity and support.

Year 6 Leavers Celebration

What wonderful celebration we had this afternoon at our BAFFYS for our Year 6 Leavers. They all did incredibly well speaking in front of an such a large audience when they shared their memories. We are so very proud of all our Year 6 children and will miss them hugely.


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