At St. Joseph’s we are part of a proud tradition of Catholic education in Hunslet, in the Parish of St. Margaret of Clitherow.
The first school here dates back to 1862, when Sisters Agnes, Benedict, Magdalene and Agatha from the Sisters of Mercy, were given permission to start educating the children of the local area. Attendance figures fluctuated in these early years as attendance was optional!
The school continued to grow until 1870, when an infant school was established. The current KS1 still use these same rooms today!
The original church stood where our playground is currently, with a new replacement church built where the school field is in the 1970s. This was then demolished and a new school hall & church was opened in 2012.