St. Joseph's Catholic College

St. Joseph's isA Good School , Ofsted 2014.
Teaching is typified by good, professional relationships between teachers and their students. Teachers have high expectations with regards to students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning, Ofsted 2014.
The Principal and senior leaders have maintained improvements at the college, particularly with regard to thequality of teaching and students’ achievement, Ofsted 2014.

A welcome from the Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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The College is open as normal.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Post Sixteen Prospectus

Dates for your Diary

College Closes for Students
Friday, 27th March

College Re-Opens for Students
Monday, 13th April

Year 8 Parents Evening (ABLM)
Thursday, 23rd April

Year 7 Inter-school Gifted and Talented Day
Thursday, 23rd April

Year 8 Parents Evening (CESW)
Tuesday, 28th April

This programme will give students an insight into University life by exploring a University campus, staying one night in halls of residence, and getting involved in a range of social activities. Students will also be introduced to learning and studying tips and techniques they can put into action when they begin College or Sixth Form in September. This experience is completely free of charge and open to all Year 11 students (subject to availability).

Please note that this is not a St. Joseph’s Catholic College Residential and no member of staff will be attending. Interested students should apply for a place on an individual basis and liaise directly with Oxford Brookes University. Please contact Miss Green, Information, Advice and Guidance Coordinator for further information on 01793 714213, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or on the Oxford  Brookes website below.

For the last few years Year 11 students have had the opportunity to buy commemorative hoodies to mark the end of their time in Year 11 at St Joseph’s Catholic College, and we are pleased to be able to offer a similar opportunity to the current Year 11.

Please click here for an application letter and more information.

We have been offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the forthcoming Swindon Town V Notts County match at just £5 for students and £15 for adults. This is a greatly reduced price. Some of our students will also be invited to take part in pre-match activities on the pitch. We may also be able to meet a player after the match if we sell sufficient numbers.

Please click here for a form and more information

I write this piece for the newsletter in the week that the Department for Education (DFE) releases the official School and College performance tables. There is a great deal of detail in these tables showing the progress our students have made and allowing comparisons with other schools locally and nationally. In the local newspaper we were ranked as the top school in the town on the five A*-C including English and Maths measure, but I would draw your attention to one point which is not explained by the DFE. The government made a change to the rules for compiling such tables which allows only the inclusion of the first sitting of any exam. Therefore the students who did resits and improved their grades are not included in the tables. Our view is to do what is best for the students so any decisions about resits are made on this criterion. Our Key Stage 4 percentage of students achieving 5A*-C GCSE including English and maths appears as 67%, which was the highest in Swindon but the actual figure achieved by our young people is 70%.

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Free School Meals

Claiming for free school meals (FSM) means that the College can also get up to £900 of additional funding per child for uniform, equipment and educational trips, all items your child will benefit from. Our card payment system also makes being on FSM discrete and anonymous. We are all living through challenging times financially so if you think your circumstances make your child eligible for FSM please apply using the form below or call 01793 714201.

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Contact Us

St. Joseph's Catholic College
Ocotal Way

01793 714200
Student Absence: 01793 714236
Post Sixteen: 01793 714243

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