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.


pdfParent Calendar Sept 2015 to December 2015


Congratulations on Record Breaking GCSE Results at St Joseph’s

Pupils this year have secured the best ever performance in GCSE qualifications here at St Joseph’s!


5 or more A*-C GCSEs including English & Maths – 77%

5 or more A*-C GCSEs – 87%

Pupils making expected progress in English – 83%

Pupils making expected progress in Maths – 78%

Pupils with A*-C in RE – 88%

Pupils with A*-C in Maths – 86%

Pupils with A*-C in English – 84%

Pupils with A*-C in English Literature – 92%




Ofsted Inspection Report June 2015     ofsted

The St Joseph’s community can be very proud of the many positive comments contained within our recent Inspection Report. Ofsted have recognised the tremendous hard work and dedication of staff, students and governors as we continue our journey to become outstanding in all that we do together.

Ofsted have confirmed that St Joseph’s is a good and improving school, that pupils are the key strength of this increasingly vibrant learning community and that the behaviour of students is outstanding.

You can read the full report 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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Aspire High

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



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