Portland Road, Halifax HX3 6LA West Yorkshire

01422 360646


St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We are Part of God's family; A unique gift. Faithful to God, United we excel.

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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COVID-19 information

Information regarding COVID-19 virus and how to protect yourself & your family

See below - a letter from Public Health England for parents regarding COVID-19 signs and symptoms in children.

FINAL Toolkit - COVID -19 Messages for schools and childcare 02.10.20.docxToolkit with information regarding COVID related support

Watch this short clip to support you and your child - when returning to school in September. CLIP LINK

Explaining the Virus to Children

Click on the image to find formation about how to explain the COVID-19 pandemic to your child.


Supporting your child with the questions they may have LINK

Social Distancing

Click on the picture below, to see a video about social distancing that you can watch with your child. It explains the idea very well!

Read guidance from the Government,  on the opening of schools to larger groups of pupils using this link

Handwashing advice

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at: