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St. Joseph's Catholic College

A Welcome from the Executive 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

  • Tuesday 25th January - Year 9 Parents Evening - School A +

    Tuesday 25th January - Year 9 Parents Evening - School A Read More
  • Tuesday 1st February - Year 9 Parents Evening - School B +

    Tuesday 1st February - Year 9 Parents Evening - School B Read More
  • w/c 7th Feb - Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week +

  • Friday 4th February - Options Deadline +

    Friday 4th February - Options Deadline Read More
  • Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day +

    Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day Read More
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Year 9 Options Evening - Tuesday 14th January

Choosing their options is an exciting time for students, but it can feel a little overwhelming too, so it's important for them to have access to as much information as possible, and have the opportunity to ask questions, before selecting their subjects.

Our students will all receive a booklet that provides written information about each option and how they can make their selections online. Additionally students and parents/carers are invited to attend one of three presentations taking place at the College on the evening of Tuesday 14th January. Spaces do need to be booked in advance and only one parent or carer will be able to attend with each student. We also ask that no other family members attend to prevent overcrowding. The sessions available are as follows and you can book through Eventbright.

Session 1: Presentation in Hall at 5:00 pm, time to visit subject stands 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Session 2: Presentation in Hall at 5:40pm, time to visit subject stands 5:55 – 6:25pm

Session 3: Presentation in Hall 6:20 pm, time to visit subject stands 6:35 – 7:05 pm 

 

Please be assured that if you cannot attend any of the sessions next Tuesday, your child will still have all the information and support they need to make their choices, and their tutor and subject teachers will help with any questions they have. You will have the opportunity to speak to your child’s teachers at their parents’ evening, but if you have questions or concerns at any stage of the process then please contact us via your child’s form tutor or Academic Head of Year.

Letter to Parents

 

Lateral flow testing for students at St Joseph’s - January 2022

Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing because they have no symptoms. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to identify those individuals.

The Government recently announced that schools should encourage their students to participate in lateral flow testing at the start of the Spring term in order to keep both students and staff in these settings safe. The students will be asked to complete one lateral flow test prior to them starting back to school. 

Students will be given a specific time slot to come into school to be tested. They will have to complete the swabbing process themselves; fully trained staff will be on hand to support them throughout but are unable to swab students directly. The swab will then be tested onsite, it takes around 30 minutes to get the results, however students do not need to wait, they can go home and the school will contact parents with the results. Timeslots are as per the table below: 

 

Tutor Group Tues 4th Jan Tutor Group Wed 5th Jan Tutor Group Thurs 6th Jan
7A 9.00 11A 9.00 10A 10.30
7B 9.10 11B 9.10 10B 10.40
7C 9.20 11C 9.20 10C 10.50
7D 9.30 11D 9.30 10D 11.00
7E 9.40 11E 9.40 10E 11.10
Break 9.50 - 10.05 Break 9.50 - 10.05 Break 11.20 - 11.35
7F 10.05 11F 10.05 10F 11.35
7G 10.15 11G 10.15 10G 11.45
7H 10.25 11H 10.25 10H 11.55
7I 10.35 11I 10.35 10I 12.05
7J 10.45 11J 10.45 10J 12.15
7V 10.55 Break 11-11.30
Break 11.05-11.30 9A 11.30
8A 11.30 9B 11.40
8B 11.40 9C 11.50
8C 11.50 9D 12.00
8D 12.00 9E 12.10
8E 12.10 Break 12.20-12.35
Break 12.20-12.35 9F 12.35
8F 12.35 9G 12.45
8G 12.45 9H 12.55
8H 12.55 9I 1.05
8I 1.05 9J 1.15
8J 1.15
8V 1.30


College Closure Status

The College is open as normal.

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 714200.

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