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.


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.


The Wigan coaches (1,2,3 and 4) will all leave 10 minutes earlier than normal.  Pupils should be at their bus stop at least 10 minutes earlier than normal.The 516, 521 and 915 buses will not travel down Lostock Lane but will continue along Chorley Road turning right at the roundabout and travelling along De Havilland Way past the Reebok stadium up to the Beehive Roundabout then school.

School Calendar

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Aspire High

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Online Payments

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