St Joseph’s College sixth-former Wilfred Yates has succeeded in obtaining a Nuffield Research Studentship through a prestigious scheme run by the Nuffield Foundation. The Foundation supports and mentors talented students to develop their science and engineering skills. Wilf secured the only place available in Suffolk for a sixth-former from an independent school.
Diversity and inclusion are bywords at St Joseph’s, so it is no surprise that the College is implementing an ambitious programme aimed at educating the world’s top young sporting talents. This will happen whilst remaining true to the needs of our student body, by signing young elite sport players from Spain, the Cayman Islands, Germany and Ireland. Recruitment from the United States is expected to follow.
Five girls from St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, have finished Under 13 runners-up in the National Schools Squash Championships. The three-way final at Nottingham saw them pitted against Benenden, Kent, and Gosforth Academy.
St Joseph’s College has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award at Gold level in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
Andrew Lloyd Webber took the 2003 hit film School of Rock and transformed it into a musical. Now St Joseph’s College has taken his musical and transformed the lead character from Mr Dewey Finn to Ms Dewey Finn and, in so doing, cast prolific and versatile actor Aimee Butcher in the role made famous by Jack Black.
St Joseph’s College is delighted by its position in the Department for Education’s latest School Performance League tables for A-level. The College has been described as ‘Above Average’ for student progress at A-level and amongst the top 15% of A-level providers in the country for value added.
St Joseph’s College enjoyed a week’s visit by 14 sixth form students from Gymnasium Theodorium School, Paderborn in Germany last week in the second leg of a hugely successful UK-German Connection exchange project. The visit culminated in all students involved presenting a ‘Succeeding in the 21st Century Workplace’ Exhibition at the College.
A new Fitness Suite at St Joseph’s College has revolutionised the way in which the school aims to develop student athletes and complements the highly successful BTEC Sport & Exercise Science, Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning courses offered.