Part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

Serving the parishes of St Anne's, Winlaton and St Joseph's, Blaydon.


Our Staff





As Headteacher, I am very proud to welcome you to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon, a Partnership School of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust.

St Joseph’s has been educating children from its community since 1871 and serves the parishes of St. Anne’s Winlaton and St Joseph’s Blaydon which is a vibrant, evangelising community. We have a reputation as a safe and happy Catholic school which provides high quality education. Today, we are proud to maintain this reputation, catering for our wonderful, diverse community of children and families. Although we are a Catholic school, we welcome applications from those of other faiths, or no faith, who share our ethos and values.

Mr P Naughton


Our Values

In 2018, we revisited our mission statement and considered how it could support our work as a Rights Respecting School by linking aspects of it to the relevant articles of the ‘United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child’.

All are welcome in St Joseph’s where everyone is special, cared for and challenged to be the best they can be in our safe and happy school. We strive to, love justice, show mercy and walk wisely and humbly with God. We will love one another in Christ knowing that Jesus loves us very much.


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

At 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 3 Attendance Reward Trip

Year 3 children for the second term in a row have won the best class attendance for last term. Their reward was an exciting day out at Saltwell Park where they played rounders, football, played on the park, visited pets corner and also had fun in the maze. They took a packed lunch and spent […]

Important Dates

Tuesday 7th May – Year 3 Saltwell Park Visit Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May – Year 5 Weardale Adventure Centre Residential Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May – Year 6 SATs Week Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th June – Year 6 Youth Ministry Trust Residential Friday 28th June – Staff training day – […]

Olympic Challenge

This year at St Joseph’s, we had a sponsored Olympic Challenge Day to help support the Bauleni Street Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia. They offer inclusive and quality education to children with disabilities, and other very vulnerable children and orphans. The Bauleni Street Special Needs School helps specifically children who are in most need […]