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

  • Year 9 Parents Evening (School A) +

    Wednesday, 24th January – 5:00pm – 7:30pm   Read More
  • Year 9 Parents Evening (School B) +

    Tuesday, 30th January – 5:00pm – 7:30pm   Read More
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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.



We have been advised Ofsted will be inspecting the school Tuesday, 9th January.

Please click here to view the Ofsted letter for more information.

Please click here to view the Ofsted inspection guide leaflet

End of Term Message

In the season of Advent as we approach the end of another busy and successful term at St Joseph’s I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff and parents for supporting the work of the college over the last few months. This has been a long term filled with trips, sports events and enrichment activities. Recent highlights included our Christmas concert, Christmas services, the Literature festival, the fantastic response from parents and students to our charity appeals and our activity day. I am extremely proud of all those involved. 

On behalf of everyone here in St Joseph’s I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Paul Hughes
Executive Principal



College Closure Status

The College is open as normal.

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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