About Joseph Locke Primary School


Welcome to our website! We would like to offer a warm welcome to everyone who finds themselves here. We hope it gives you lots of information about our wonderful school here in Barnsley town centre.

At Joseph Locke, we aim to allow our pupils to thrive academically, socially and creatively by providing a broad, balanced curriculum, engaging lessons and exciting, stimulating experiences in a safe welcoming environment.

We were named after a local eminent Victorian engineer and we believe that our children can be inspired by the successes he achieved through hard work and determination.

We are very proud of the diverse and caring nature of our school. Over twenty three different languages are spoken in the home of our pupils and we love the way our children celebrate these differences whilst getting on together so well. It's something we are really proud of.

We offer lots of exciting opportunities for the children of Joseph Locke. All these exciting events are captured on our school twitter page (which can be accessed at the bottom of this page) and each class has their own twitter page too. Why not follow us to keep up-to-date with all the exciting goings on?

Our motto is, ‘Together we will achieve’ and we value the relationships we have with parents, local schools and the local community. The link between school and home is a vital one and we value parents’ help and support in everything we do.

Please keep reading below to see our mission statement, curriculum drivers and school charter.

If you would like to come and visit us please contact us to arrange a visit. We’re sure you'll be impressed! In the meantime, please use our website to discover more.

Judith Brock and Gillian Dransfield


Together we will succeed

VISION STATEMENT At Joseph Locke Primary School we aim to inspire children through creativity and the arts, invigorate them through sport, educate them on a healthy lifestyle and open their eyes to the diverse world around them. It is our mission to equip children with the tools they need to realise their full potential. To achieve this we will work in partnership with parents and the community, within a secure and caring environment. ‘Together we will succeed’

Curriculum drivers

Our curriculum drivers reflect the traits we would like to see in our pupils, our values as a school and the challenges our pupils face. Sport promoting a healthy lifestyle Diversity developing a knowledge of the world Creativity embracing the expressive arts

Profile of a learner

Our curriculum endeavours to encourage learners who are:

School charter

To read our School Charter vision and values, click here

Parent Information
Our Staff

Come and meet our fabulous team who endeavour to help your child succeed whilst with us at Joseph Locke

Key Information
School Clubs
Wrap around care
Extra Curricular Activities
School Curriculum
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