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

Well Done!

We are very proud of these children in Class 2 who have won awards for most effort on Reading Plus and vocabulary start of the year! The children have shown real determination and perseverance across the year, we hope they are proud of all they have achieved

September 2024

As we approach our school holiday and await the arrival of the sunshine, we just wanted to make all families aware of new attendance policies for September 2024. New processes will be in place to support good attendance. Holidays during term time will continue to be unauthorised. Your school attendance champions will be Mrs Cruise […]

Summer Fair

A huge thank you to everyone who came to support our Summer Fair this afternoon. It was wonderful to have all of our families in school. Thank you to all of the volunteers who gave up their time and the families who donated to make our fair a success. We raised a phenomenal £447!! Special […]


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