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Beyond the Classroom

At St Joseph’s we place great emphasis on enriching and enhancing the learning of our young people by encouraging them to try new challenges and experiences that will develop them as individuals beyond their academic studies.

Staff at St Joseph’s gain huge satisfaction from dedicating time, energy and expertise to develop passions that will last a life time.

Whilst St Joseph’s has a wide reputation for sporting excellence, above all we encourage participation in sport for all. Our main sports are rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, athletics, basketball, badminton, rowing and tennis.

Music is at the heart of this happy school with our orchestras, choirs and various ensembles performing inside the school, across the community and even internationally. Our dramatic productions win plaudits for their flair and ambition and are always highly enjoyable for all.

If an individual shows a particular talent we will do our utmost to foster, encourage and promote that talent whatever the field. We are immensely proud of the award winning performances of many of our pupils but always encourage fair play and perseverance in addition to a winning mentality.


St Joseph’s College is incredibly proud to be an accredited ‘Directly Licenced Centre’ which means we control the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme within the College.

We are delighted to be able to offer our students the opportunity to participate in the scheme as follows:

Year 10 – Bronze Award
Year 12 – Silver Award
Year 13 – Gold Award

Enrolment begins in September and activities will start straight away. All activities should be finished, or close to completion BEFORE the summer expeditions. Training for expeditions will take place on Saturdays within the Spring term with the expeditions themselves taking place in the late Spring/Summer.

Please visit the Download Zone and the Duke of Edinburgh website for further information and for a suggested kit list.


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 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 A2 students pass their courses, with 62% achieving A* to B grades, and 32% achieving A* or A grades.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.