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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
It does not seem possible to leave a production of the musical Hairspray without a smile on one's face and a spring in one's step and that joie de vivre was exploited to the full by the young cast of St Joseph’s College students when they performed the show at DanceEast. (January 30 – February 1)
St Joseph’s College is once again celebrating the outstanding achievement of its A-level students as the DFE School Performance tables, rank the College as the highest achieving school in Ipswich.