Welcome to the St Joseph’s College website. We hope that it will give you a flavour of the school, its values and activities and the variety of opportunities that are on offer to our pupils.
Our vision is to encourage, inspire, challenge and support our pupils to fulfil their potential in a community founded on Christian values.
We want to inspire each pupil, so that we set alight the intellectual curiosity and creativity in each child, for them to be excited about learning and gain a love of learning.
We want to challenge each pupil to develop self-confidence, explore new ideas and discover new skills.
We want to support each pupil so that they flourish and grow, to provide a friendly environment where all pupils feel happy and safe and take responsibility for one another.
We believe in providing a broad education rather than one that solely focuses on academic achievement. We want our pupils to develop a passion for learning, independent thinking, leadership and communication skills, self-confidence and moral values without arrogance or conceit.
We are very much a family school and are pleased to offer an education across the age range, from the three year olds in Early Years to the eighteen year olds in Year 13.
The size of our school enables each student to be known by staff and other pupils and this ensures that there is a real sense of friendliness in the school.
We invite you to come and discover for yourself this happy, vibrant and forward looking school, either by attending one of our open days or by visiting us during a normal school day.
We look forward to meeting you.
Andrew Colpus and Mark Bushby
Headmaster Head of the Prep School