St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

Welcome from the Headteacher

On behalf of the governors, staff and pupils, it is my privilege to welcome you to St Joseph’s RC High School. We are a well-established Catholic school with a fantastic reputation for the very highest of standards, outstanding pupils, exceptional staff and the warmest of welcomes.


We set out to ensure that every child entrusted to our care is made to feel welcome and that their time here is a happy and successful one. I firmly believe that we hold fast to our core values and our core purpose as a caring Catholic community inspired by the teaching and values of Jesus Christ.


We strive for academic excellence rooted within the spiritual, moral and personal growth of all our pupils. All of this we do in positive partnership with our parents, our parishes, our primary schools and our many other community partners.


The staff here at St Joseph’s are fully committed to providing pupils with every possible opportunity to become the person God created them to be – to use their gifts and talents to develop their learning and realise their potential, to explore new hobbies and interests, to serve others and to deepen their relationship with God through prayer and reflection.


Visitors regularly comment on the friendly, orderly and purposeful atmosphere in the school. Our Mission Statement lays down the values and principles that are the foundation of this community and we try hard to live up to these ideals: On more than one occasion Ofsted considered the behaviour of our pupils to be “outstanding”.


I hope that you find our website both useful and informative. Our best ambassadors are our pupils and I would be delighted to arrange a guided tour for you should you wish to visit us.Please contact us at school for an appointment.


Richard Woods