Emmaus Catholic & CofE Primary School

School Direct Information

Emmaus is a joint denominational school, resulting from the amalgamation, in 2006, between the Catholic St Oswald’s Primary and Anglican school, St John’s.  The school’s vision is to be a Christian Primary School, fully Church of England and fully Roman Catholic, offering the highest possible quality of education.

Emmaus is larger than the national average. The diversity of the population has broadened, the percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups has risen over a three-year period to be just above the national average. The percentage of pupils learning English as an additional language has risen sharply over a two-year period, to be above the national average. (Raise Online 2009-2012). The school deprivation indicator is consistently very high, 80.3% of pupils are from the 20% most income-deprived households (Source: 2010 English Indices of Deprivation). The percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals has risen steadily over the three-year period and is now very high. Nonetheless, this figure is deceptively low as many of our parents are determined to work, and this often results in them losing benefits despite being on low incomes.

Attainment on entry is well below and over the past two years the school has worked hard to close the gap, there has been a steady rise in floor targets and two levels progress. However, we need to work hard to maintain these gains and until we are in a position of consistently good to outstanding teaching the progress we have made could be in jeopardy.

The school was inspected in March 2013 and was graded as requiring improvement, with the team’s main focus being levels of attainment within Emmaus. Inspectors also raised some issues in teaching and learning for us to address.

We believe in giving our children lots of opportunities and there is always something going on at Emmaus. From Florence Nightingale complete with her Victorian hospital to a CSI week. We make good use of our local area with visits to Mayfield and a residential to Hollowford to name just a few of the events we have enjoyed at Emmaus.

Our faith comes into everything we do, we follow the Catholic ‘Come and See’ programme, make regular visits to church for liturgies and services. We worship everyday in either prayer or song and we celebrate important events in the liturgical year.

We can offer trainee teachers:

  • A faith school
  • Good opportunities for development
  • Great children who are well behaved, polite and eager to learn
  • Enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues
  • Great support and opportunities within our locality


Please apply for School Direct places with SSELP in Sheffield via the UCAS website below. You will need to choose Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School  as your provider (programme code 25YM):

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