Welcome to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School

Aspire not to have more, but to be more..


St. Joseph’s  is an 11-16 voluntary aided co-educational Roman Catholic Secondary School under the trusteeship of The Diocese of Salford.  We are maintained by the Bolton Local Authority and have 860 students enrolled.  St. Joseph’s was established as a secondary school on 5th November 1963.


We have a long-standing reputation for high academic achievement, being an orderly, caring and welcoming community and provision for an extensive range of extra-curricular and out of hours activities. We hope that you gain an insight into the faith and friendship that is shared on a daily basis in our wonderful school and community.


You can download our 2014 Prospectus here pdfSt Josephs Prospectus 2014


Our School Information Regulation pack can be found by clicking here.  All schools are required to publish data online to be viewed by the public, including our Development Plan, Pupil Premium Allocation, Policies and Curriculum.


Changes to Bus Routes

There will be some changes to the Adlington and Blackrod bus routes starting on 26th January and 2nd February respectively. This is due to Network Rail carrying out construction work on the train line. You can find the letters with more details of the changes on the Newsletters page here: http://www.stjosephsbolton.org.uk/newsletters/

Year 11 Exam Information

You can find the Year 11 exam timetable below:

pdfGCSE TIMETABLE 2014-2015

pdfYear 11 Additional Mocks 2015

You can also find the Year 11 summer arrangements and timetables here.


NACE Membership

As part of our commitment to ensuring ALL pupils achieve their full potential we are a member of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education). This organisation provide specialised support to school and teachers in providing excellent teaching and learning strategies for the Most Able pupils.






School Calendar

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Ofsted ParentView

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Latest News

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Download the latest letters that have been sent home.



Aspire High

Catch up with the latest issue of St Joseph’s magazine here.



Online Payments

Online Payments

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