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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Coronavirus Update - School Closure

You can find the most recent letter sent to parents/carers regarding the coronavirus update here.

A list of some useful resources for students can be found here.

There will be instructions on Moodle for how students can use these sites to complete their work, but if you do need any support with your child's home learning, please contact the school. 

As ever, we thank you for your continued support and cooperation throughout these exceptional circumstances.

Coronavirus Concerns

Dear Parents/Carers,

RE: Coronavirus Concerns

At St. Joseph's we take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously. We would like to share the advice from Public Health England on Coronavirus with you; full guidance can be found here:

A full list of affected areas including maps, can be found here:

Preventing the Spread of Infection

General principles to follow to prevent spreading of the respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don't attend work or school
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue and dispose of the tissue in a bin
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

If you're worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Don't go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment. 

As the situation is changing on a daily basis, we will be monitoring the situation and following advice from Public Health England. 


Mr P. Hughes

Executive Principal


Catering at St. Joseph's

The menu provided for students and staff at St. Joseph’s has remained largely unchanged for a number of years. This has primarily been due to staff changes and staff skills sets; however, with recent staff changes we have the opportunity to introduce a more nutritionally balanced menu.

The College has recently appointed an Executive Head Chef, Liam Carter Selwood and a Sous Chef, Tomasz Fraczek who will be joining the catering team in January.

Some additional catering equipment has been purchased which will assist with the menu changes and Liam will soon be starting this process. His aim is firstly to overhaul the breakfast menu, then the mid-morning menu and finally the lunchtime menu. This process of changing the menus will of course take some time to implement fully.

Prior to the menus being changed, the catering team will be offering samples of new products to the students and staff in order to judge their opinions. There will be two menus running throughout the year; the first will run during the autumn and winter, the second will run during the spring and summer. There will be a three-week menu cycle.

College Closure Status

The College is now open as of Monday 8th March.

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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