St. Joseph's Catholic College

St. Joseph's isA Good School , Ofsted 2014.
Teaching is typified by good, professional relationships between teachers and their students. Teachers have high expectations with regards to students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning, Ofsted 2014.
The Principal and senior leaders have maintained improvements at the college, particularly with regard to thequality of teaching and students’ achievement, Ofsted 2014.

A welcome from the 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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Friday, October 09, 2015

Post Sixteen Prospectus

Dates for your Diary

College Production
14th - 16th October - 7:00pm

College Closes for Half Term
Wednesday, 21st October - 4:00pm

We are taking the Year 9 students to The Tate Modern Gallery in London to support their Art theme this year of ‘Collaboration’. As part of their study, students are currently involved in a project based on making their own gallery and exhibiting art and sculptures in spaces. We have successfully applied for a grant from the Eridge Trust to help us provide the trip and they have given us £1400 towards the cost. This means we are able to heavily discount the trip and the costs are £7.50 per pupil.

Please click here to view the letter for this trip

It was lovely to see so many of our Year 13 students, parents and staff at the Celebration Evening. Awards are given to students for academic achievement and progress in their Yr12 studies.

Areas of study throughout the College were recognised from Science to Humanities, Business and Languages. Recipients received their awards from various members of the teaching staff who addressed the audience with tales of why each student was a worthy recipient.

In addition to the subject awards, two special awards were given on the evening. The Stratton Cup for Service is awarded to students who contribute their time to the College and Wider Community. Joint recipients were Omolola Funsho for her contribution to Chaplaincy, Fairtrade and her continued commitment to promote the ethos that is St Joseph’s. Erron Larcombe also received the award for her extra-curricular activities with the National Citizen Service and her dedication to helping the younger students in their sporting activities. Both are worthy winners.

The final award of the evening was The Phil Burchall Cup for Academic Achievement. This award is given in memory of Phil Burchall, who was Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form at St Joseph’s.  The awarded is given to a student with outstanding academic achievement. Lucy Bailey received this award from Governor Elaine O’Connell-Prater.

A huge well done to all the recipients and each of our Year 13 students!


Well done to both the Year 9 and the Year 10 Netball Teams who both started the season with a win last night. Both teams played extremely well against Swindon Academy with the Year 10 team winning 8-4 and the Year 9 team winning 12-1. The Player of the Match for Year 9 was Grace Fitzgerald (WA) and the Player of the Match for Year 10 was Nina Gomez (GS). Congratulations to both teams.



 Our Year 11 students have done well and produced a good set of GCSE results overall.

The vast majority of our Year 11 students have worked hard for these results and thanks should also go to their parents and teachers for all the support they have given”

In a time of huge turbulence in the examination system, with changing rules and a tightening of standards it is good to see that so many of our students have done so well. A particular well done must go to Mathematics where levels of progress were outstanding with 80% of students achieving A*- C, which is well above the national level which was 63%. English results at 68% were also above the national average. Overall 69% of students achieved 5 A*- C grades and 58% including English and Mathematics. A good proportion of students achieved the higher grades with 44% gaining A* - B.

A special word of congratulations to Rachel Delahay who achieved eleven A* grades

Paul Hughes


St Joseph's Year 13 students have achieved a 95.4% pass rate in A levels, BTEC and other nationally recognised qualifications.

"These results reflect the hard work of students and staff at the College over the last two years. I wish our students all the very best as they move on to university, apprenticeships or into employment.

"The many outstanding individual achievements, including students achieving straight A* or A grades, will mean a large number of St Joseph's students will be taking up places at the country's leading universities."

Of particular note were the achievements of Naomi South and Gregory Winiarski. With 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry, and an A in AS Biology, Naomi will be going to read Mathematics at Warwick University; while Gregory will attend Bristol University reading Mathematics with Statistics after achieving A* in Maths, 2 A grades in Further Maths and Physics, and a B in Chemistry.

Paul Hughes

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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 714201.

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