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Release Date: 30.03.2020

Tanaquil Lu, a Year 10 student, has been elected Youth Parliament Member (MYP) for Suffolk South. Seven schools and youth groups in the area watched the candidates canvas for election in a video demonstrating their passion and drive to make a difference. When the votes were counted, Tanaquil headed the list.

Release Date: 10.03.2020

St Joseph’s College is celebrating some outstanding results in the Higher Project Qualification, with 100% of the Year 8 and Year 9 students taking part achieving A*-C grades and 16 of the 21 awarded A*-A.

Release Date: 10.03.2020

Preparation for life beyond school is integral to an education at St Joseph’s College, where staff are passionate about helping students find their way into happy and fulfilling careers. Concerned about the particular challenges likely to face female students, the College inaugurated an Empowering and Inspiring Women in the Workplace event, open to young women studying at the College and other local schools.

Release Date: 10.02.2020

Bursting with green energy and black comedy, the early sixties inspired music and macabre storyline of The Little Shop of Horrors were in safe hands when the students of St Joseph’s College performed the musical to five packed houses at DanceEast, Ipswich (February 4 – 7).

Release Date: 07.01.2020

Ethan Waddleton and Tom Emery, former students of St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, are once again taking to the pitch together as part of the England Men’s Sevens team. Ethan and Tom, who left the school in 2015 and 2016 respectively, are reigniting the level of excitement in the school community reached with Lewis Ludlam’s inclusion in the England World Cup squad in October.

Release Date: 07.01.2020

'More beautiful than we remembered' - majestic Ipswich chapel finally reopens after three-year closure.

Release Date: 12.12.2019

When the stunning modernist chapel at the centre of the St Joseph’s College campus reopens its doors on 14 December, it will realise the hopes of the whole school community and mark the culmination of three years’ hard work and fundraising.

Release Date: 01.10.2019

Lower Sixth student Leo Bignell is about to have his first solo exhibition. His cardboard sculptures will go on display on Friday (4 October) at Turners, the menswear shop in Colchester. What’s unusual about Leo’s work, apart from the fact the sculptures are made from cardboard, is the drama, intensity and realism of each piece. The Royal Academy took note earlier this year when three of his sculptures were shortlisted for its first Young Artists’ Summer Show.

Release Date: 22.08.2019

St Joseph’s College is today celebrating another year of strong achievement at GCSE with 88% of students achieving Grade 4 and above in English and 77% Grade 4 and above in Mathematics.

Release Date: 15.08.2019

Students, staff and the wider St Joseph’s College community are celebrating a strong performance at A-level and record-breaking BTEC results.

Release Date: 12.08.2019

Northampton Saints rugby union flanker, Lewis Ludlam, an old boy ('Old Birkfeldian') of St Joseph's College,  has been selected for England's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Release Date: 26.07.2019

The Game Plan for St Joseph’s College Girls’ Sport

The challenges that female sport faces are not ringfenced to St Joseph’s College, but society in general. It is my opinion that female sport is entering an “industrial revolution” – a period of transformation. For many years there have been very few professional outlets in mainstream sports regionally, nationally, or internationally for women.

Release Date: 27.06.2019

Newly qualified after completing his course in Dentistry at Liverpool University, Dr Aidan Yates OB has won second prize in the national Dental Clinical Skills Competition. He was one of over 500 entrants, representing 50% of the final year dental undergraduate population of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Release Date: 05.06.2019

Bring together the performing power of 140 Year 4, 5, and 6 children from four Ipswich primary schools and brace yourself for an explosion of glorious singing!

Release Date: 21.05.2019

Add an explosion of bright orange, yellow, blue and pink to a school fun run and you’re bound to get lots of happy, smiling faces.

Release Date: 09.05.2019

St Joseph’s College is celebrating after achieving the top rating possible from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for its EYFS, Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form and Boarding.

Release Date: 08.05.2019

A Year 11 student at St Joseph’s College has made history by becoming the first 15-year-old to win a five-year contract. Harry Williams has signed with Welsh side Scarlets in a deal that will allow him to continue his studies at St Jo’s until the end of Sixth Form, before joining the team full-time.

Release Date: 02.05.2019

St Joseph’s College entered some of its most talented mathematicians in the prestigious World Class Tests in Mathematics and all passed. What is more, the Year 9 students all gained a distinction or merit. A distinction is an outstanding achievement and is only awarded to the top 5% of students worldwide.

Release Date: 26.04.2019

Blossom and Oakley, the two Elmer elephants adopted by St Joseph’s College, were taken on a tour of the school to show off their beautifully painted hides. The ‘young’ elephants were purchased as part of Elmer’s Big Art Parade, a charity drive supporting hospices in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear.