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About us


St Joseph’s College sets high standards and demands high aspirations from all pupils. We have a long and proud tradition of outstanding academic performance and results that consistently place us in the top rank of state and private schools nationwide.

Key features of our learning and teaching style include:
  • Aspirational targets which challenge all pupils to reach their potential
  • Meticulous and rigorous monitoring of progress
  • The encouragement of a positive parental contribution
  • Using 21st Century technology for contemporary learning and teaching
  • Fostering independent learning skills both in school and at home
  • Offering extended facilities with the school open until 5.30 pm five days a week

Exciting extra-curricular activities enrich life from Year 7 to the Sixth Form Staff appreciate the tremendous benefit of working with pupils inside and outside the classroom and dedicate time, energy and expertise to developing passions that will last a lifetime. We have a wide and varied extended schools programme which is open to all students.

Sporting Excellence

Though we have a region wide, indeed national reputation, for sporting excellence, above all, we encourage participation and sport for all. Our main sports are rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, athletics, swimming, basketball, badminton, rowing and tennis.

Music and the Arts

Music is at the heart of this happy school, with our orchestras, choirs and various ensembles performing inside the school, across the local community and, indeed, internationally. Our dramatic productions win plaudits for their flair and ambition and we aim to instil confidence as well as cultural awareness in our young performers.

If an individual shows a particular talent we will do our utmost to foster, encourage and promote that talent in whatever field. We are proud of the many award winning performances

School History

The school was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1932. As a Catholic School we are inspired in our mission by the vision of life that is found in the teaching of the Gospel, the Church and in Jesus who came that we “may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

In striving to fulfil this mission we continue the work of the Christian Brothers and its founder Blessed Edmund Rice. St Joseph’s College seeks to develop the whole person and as a result the pastoral care of our students is of paramount importance.


Best ever GCSE results!


Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our students were entered for the EBACC


St. Joseph’s College is graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.