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

  • Monday 30th November 2020 +

    Monday 30th November   Teaching Training Day   Read More
  • Friday 18th December 2020 +

    Friday 18th December 2020 This is the last day of term before Christmas, the college will re-open on 4th January 2021. Read More
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Richard Jefferies Visit

In December, 7P and 7U visited the Richard Jefferies Museum as part of their English work.  They learnt about the author Richard Jefferies and how he used features of the landscape around him to inspire him and to create a setting for his stories.  During the visit, pupils learnt about artefacts in the house and explored the gardens. They looked around Coate Water to identify key sites used in Richards Jefferies’ books and then finished the day warming up around a campfire, telling stories and eating biscuits!

Here is what some of our students had to say about the trip.

"On the Richard Jefferies Museum trip, we learnt that Richard Jefferies was an English writer who wrote books about his childhood life on a Wiltshire farm.  I enjoyed exploring places on the map which Richard Jefferies wrote about.  We had a campfire after lunch which was so warm and relaxing because it was so cold."

Mezia 7P

"At the Richard Jefferies Museum I enjoyed the campfire and when we had biscuits.  I also learnt that Richard Jefferies, when he was a boy, used to have a toy trumpet. I enjoyed looking at the things that Richard Jefferies studied when he was younger."

Luca  7P



The recent fashion for extremely short ‘back and sides’ haircuts has led to some students failing to comply with the College uniform policy. This states that hair should not be excessively short. The College accepts grade one cuts, but any shorter than this and the haircut will fail to comply with the uniform policy.

The few students who have got their hair cut to a length below grade one have subsequently lost their social times until it has grown back to an acceptable length.  These students have been disappointed with this outcome; however, we are relentless in maintaining the College’s high standards.

Please be mindful of the College’s uniform policy when you take your child to have a haircut and ensure that the hairdresser follows your request.  

Please click here to view the letter sent to parents.


College Closure Status

The College will be open as normal from 3rd September.

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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