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If you have some more specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through filling out our general enquiry form.

Term Dates 2023-2024

Christmas Term 2023

Wednesday 30 August   Year 12 Enrolment day
Thursday 31 August  Staff training day 1 
Friday 1 September Staff training day 2
Sunday 3 September New boarders, Year 7 & 12 boarders arrive
Monday 4 September  Staff training day 3  

All boarders in other year groups arrive

Tuesday 5 September Year 7 & 12 Induction day
Wednesday 6 September   Term commences – all students
Friday 20 October  Half term commences – boarders depart 
Sunday 5 November Boarders return
Monday 6 November  Term re-commences – all students 
Friday 15 December Term ends – boarders depart

Lent Term 2024 

Wednesday 3 January Staff training day 4; boarders return 
Thursday 4 January   Term commences – all students 
Friday 16 February Half term commences – boarders depart
Sunday 25 February  Boarders return 
Monday 26 February Term re-commences – all students
Thursday 28 March Term ends – boarders depart

Summer 2024 

Tuesday 16 April Staff training day 5; boarders return 
Wednesday 17 April  Term commences – all students   
Monday 6 May   Bank holiday  
Friday 24 May Half term commences – boarders depart  
Sunday 2 June Boarders return
Monday 3 June  Term re-commences – all students  
Friday 5 July  Term ends  

In the heart of Suffolk

Located on the outskirts of Ipswich, St Joseph’s College is easily accessible by both the A12 and A14, with convenient drop-off, collection points for parents and on-site parking for Sixth Form students on campus.

For international families, the College is conveniently situated an hour away from London and Cambridge by train, an hour from Stansted Airport and just two hours by car from Heathrow, Gatwick and London airports.

St Joseph’s College also provides a daily in-house Bus Club, which operates various routes covering locations such as Colchester, Tendring, Dedham Vale, Sudbury, and Ipswich. This service is designed to enable students to attend after-school clubs, sports practices, and other activities.

To further facilitate students’ transportation needs, St Joseph’s operates a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Ipswich Train Station for those who travel by train. The College strives to ensure that the student journey is as smooth and effortless as possible.

Easter Revision Courses

Boost confidence, improve examination technique and revise the key facts and content of each subject. 

In 2022, we launched new Easter revision programmes for GCSE and A-level students at St Joseph’s and beyond. The courses were well received and students( and parents) reported increased confidence in their subjects and motivation to undertake further revision as a result of attending.  We continue to offer programmes for GCSE, AS and A-level every year.


Here you will find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about St Joseph’s College. Feel free to browse through the questions to learn more.

Do the buses leave before the development hour clubs?

Our minibus timetables take development hour into account and buses leave afterwards.  

My child needs transport. Are there spaces?

St Joseph’s transport is available once the child is old enough to operate their own seat belt. Students are welcome to travel on one of our St Jo’s minibuses for which additional fees will apply, apart from if your child is using our complimentary bus shuttle service to and from the train station.

Will my child need to wear a uniform?

The only extras needed for St Jo’s Nursery are wellies, waterproofs and a sense of adventure for our mud kitchen and 60-acre grounds. Little St Jo’s red sweatshirts are available to buy – but these are optional.

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