We have a deep commitment to building a sense of community at St. Joseph’s – a community, which recognises the dignity and worth of each individual and fosters recognition of our responsibilities to each other and the wider world.
We aim to be a loving and reconciling community, based on mutual respect and tolerance. We try to live out our Christianity in our day to day dealings with each other. Children admitted to St. Joseph’s are expected to take a full and active part in the religious life of the school.
We celebrate feast days, and the holy seasons in the Church’s calendar. Prayers are said daily, and each week there are whole school and year assemblies. Opportunities to take part in voluntary Mass, the Rosary and Stations of the Cross are offered in our chapel. Every pupil will study Religious Studies throughout the school, up to and including GCSE level. It is gratifying to note that surveys of pupils regularly rate Religious Studies as a subject in which they make significant progress.
The pupils are our greatest asset. Their response to the opportunities and high quality teaching available at St. Joseph’s results in a high level of academic performance and involvement in works of charity that we can all be justly proud of. They are involved in a high quality and extensive programme of voluntary community work, especially through our very active SVP Society.
We endeavour to ensure that each young person is able to achieve their full potential in terms of spiritual, intellectual and physical development, in a secure and safe environment.