St. Joseph's Catholic College

A Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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Dates for your Diary

  • College closes for students +

    Friday, 15th December - 2.00pm Read More
  • College re-opens for students +

    Tuesday, 2nd January Read More
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End of Term Message

In the season of Advent as we approach the end of another busy and successful term at St Joseph’s I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff and parents for supporting the work of the college over the last few months. This has been a long term filled with trips, sports events and enrichment activities. Recent highlights included our Christmas concert, Christmas services, the Literature festival, the fantastic response from parents and students to our charity appeals and our activity day. I am extremely proud of all those involved. 

On behalf of everyone here in St Joseph’s I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Paul Hughes
Executive Principal



Christmas Concert Postponed

Due to the adverse weather conditions we have taken the decision to postpone tonight’s Christmas Concert. It will now take place on Wednesday 3rd January at 6.30pm.

The students will still be rehearsing this afternoon as they will be doing a performance on Friday morning to Year 7s. However, the rehearsal times for this afternoon has changed. The new times for rehearsals will be 2.00 – 3.30pm. However, if you cannot collect your child until 4pm I will be here to supervise until that time.

 If you have purchased tickets for tonight’s performance you can either:

  • Defer your ticket for the 3rd January

 Or alternatively,

  • You can contact the College reception to arrange a refund.

I have a list of all our guests who have purchased tickets and they are all labelled up if you want to keep them for the 3rd January.

My sincere apologies for the changes made, however, the safety of our students and guests is paramount to us.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to welcoming you and your family to the concert on the 3rd January 2018.

Best wishes
Mel Cooke

Please click here to read the letter sent to parents

College Closure Status

The College is open as normal.

Students finish at 2pm on the 15th Decmeber 2017.



Please click here for the College closure procedure.

Free School Meals

Claiming for free school meals (FSM) means that the College can also get up to £900 of additional funding per child for uniform, equipment and educational trips, all items your child will benefit from. Our card payment system also makes being on FSM discrete and anonymous. We are all living through challenging times financially so if you think your circumstances make your child eligible for FSM please apply using the form below or call 01793 714201.

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