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

Section 48 Inspections

Section 48 Report - December 2018


In December 2018, St. Joseph’s was inspected under Section 48 of the Education Act. The inspectors were extremely positive about our students and many aspects of the Catholic life of the college. Their comments include:

-            The college’s strong Catholic ethos pervades every aspect of its life and is highly valued by all its members due to the strong commitment of leaders and governors.

-            Students benefit significantly from the college’s strong, inclusive community, enriched by its ethnic diversity and high quality of relationships between staff and students.

-            The behaviour of students is exemplary; they are acutely alert to the needs of others and seek justice for all within and beyond the college community.

-            The quality of pastoral care shown to all members of the community, both students and staff, is outstanding.

-            The chaplaincy provision is highly effective in supporting and promoting the Catholic life of the school. ‘Faith in action’ is a model of good practice in the college.

-            Overall, students make good progress in Religious Education (RE).

Please follow the link above if you wish to see the report.

Important Dates for Year 9

Year 9 Options Evening

Tuesday 15th January: 5.30pm

Year 9 Parents Evening (School A)

Wednesday 23rd January: 4.30 - 6.30pm

Appointments now available for Parents/Carers via Parent Portal.

Year 9 Parents Evening (School B)

Tuesday 29th January: 4.30 - 6.30pm

Deadline for Year 9 Option Choices:

Friday 1st February

Last Day of Term

The last day of term is Friday 21 December, students will finish at 2pm on this day. We hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas, and look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 7 January.

College Closure Status

In-line with government guidance, the College is now closed to students with the exception of children of key workers and another small group of invited students.

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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