Academy Conversion

It is proposed that St Joseph's Catholic Primary School joins the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust. The planned conversion date is the 1st May 2020.


Please see here for the consultation letter sent to parents on 10th January.

The Bishop outlined his vision for the Catholic schools in the Leeds diocese here.

There are some answers to some frequently asked questions here.


To respond to this consultation on whether the school’s conversion to academy status should take place, representations can be made in writing to the school – either to Mrs Robinson or John Shaw, the Chair of Governors.

You can also email the Trust: 

The closing date for representations to be made is 5pm, Friday 14th February 2020.


Useful links:

The Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust website:

General information about Academies: