St. Joseph's Catholic College

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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Dates for your Diary

  • College closes for students +

    Friday, 15th December - 2.00pm Read More
  • College re-opens for students +

    Tuesday, 2nd January Read More
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Results 2017

The website has provisional 2017 results for Key stage 4 available including pupil destinations. Revised results will be published in January.  At the site you can see the results for St Joseph's and compare with schools locally and nationally. Results include Attainment 8 (45.5 points), Progress 8 -0.1, E Bacc at grade 5/ C or above (15%) and the percentage of students staying in education or entering employment (99%).

The new system is very different to the A -C method. If you wish to understand more about this or anything else on our website please contact a member of the senior leadership team who will be able to help you.


As you are probably aware the government has introduced radical changes to the structure and assessment of GCSEs. A more challenging content has been studied by the current Year 11 who receive their results today. We are also moving away from the familiar system of A*-G grades to a system of grading with numbers 9-1. Courses have been designed for two years of study and are no longer divided into different modules. Coursework is no longer included in assessment. Students receiving results today took all their exams in one period at the end of their courses.


Probably the most significant difference that students and parents will notice is the new grading scale of 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. This year English and maths are being graded in this manner with other subjects following in the coming years.
Please see the table below:

Against this background of significant change I would like to say well done to all our students who worked hard with their teachers to achieve the grades they have received today.
Our initial unvalidated data indicates that 84% of students were graded 9 – 4 in English and 71% of pupils were graded 9 to 4 in maths.

I would like to say a particular well done to the following students who achieved excellent grades across a range of subjects.
Agneta Baranowicz, Oskar Rosa, Stephen Caayao, Alanna Dooley, Ellie Beale, Hannah Gaffney, Georgina Muroki, Eleanor Ng’ang’a, Darius Michienzi, Finn Trinci, Elizabeth Johnson, Estelle Cobbson and Aleksandra Wisniewska.

We wish all of our students the best of luck as the move on to the next phase in their education.

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A Level Results


Congratulations to our Sixth form students This set of results reflects the work done by staff and students in both A level and BTEC qualifications over the past two years. The pass rate has been calculated as just over ninety five percent. There were some very good individual performances including John Toop-Rose and Ciara O'Neill who achieved exceptionally high results.

Good luck to all students in their future studies and careers.


College Closure Status

The College will be open today (Tuesday 12th December) FROM 11.00am, for students. Due to the car park being very dangerous, with thick ice, no students are to be dropped off on site, please find an alternative.


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 714201.

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