Welcome to

Saint Joseph's RC

Junior, Infant and Nursery School



Welcome to Saint Joseph's. We have proudly served the community of Shaw as a parish for 150 years and our school has been serving the children of our community for 130 years. Our faith foundation has been our bedrock for all this time and, although some things have changed since we were established, our mission to educate children with Christ's teaching at the heart of all we do has not. 


Our school is a place where we strive to make people welcome. We aim to provide a warm welcome to pupils, staff, parishioners and visitors through our Catholic values.  Through the celebration of inclusion, we aim to build mutual respect, self-esteem and a sense of community, keeping in mind the Kingdom of God.


Our school family has a strong sense of belonging. Whether it is in their house groups, classes, school or the wider community of Shaw and Oldham, children are proud of where they are from and have acceptance and compassion for the diverse communities they encounter. We aim to develop and promote the spirituality of our pupils, and this in turn influences the formation of the adults through the shared experience of all. Our families are drawn to be in partnership with our school and our parish.  We are a sign of Good News that speaks of and listens to the Word of God in our local community.


Mr. G. Needle

Head Teacher