Deputy Principal of St Joseph’s College Ipswich, Mr Cinnamond, spoke of the school’s
overwhelming pride this morning in its students as they collected their A-level, BTEC and
‘We are enormously proud of our students and we have many fantastic success stories to
celebrate. Over the past three years, this cohort has faced unprecedented challenges, but
held fast to the College’s Latin motto, translated as Faith, Hard Work and Tenacity,’ he said.
The majority of candidates succeeded in gaining places at their first-choice universities and
colleges, and where a rethink was necessary, staff worked assiduously with individual
students to ensure the best available options for the next steps. ‘We are really excited about
the varied and remarkable destinations that they will go on to,’ Mr Cinnamond added.
Together with a raft of solid A-levels, guaranteeing students places at some of the country’s
top universities, there were excellent results on the BTEC and CTEC courses. Many students
will use these vocational qualifications to take up courses at universities too – including Bath,
Durham and Hartpury.
As a renowned school for sport, St Jo’s is wishing well to leavers taking up a plethora of
sports-related courses. Six of its keenest rugby players are relocating to Australia for several
months of club and amateur rugby before taking up university places next year.
Footballers Isabella Crawford, Summer Hughes and Eloise Ward were all celebrating. Isabella
joined the conversation from St Ambrose University in Iowa, where she has already embarked
on a four-year degree in Sport and Exercise Science, having won a soccer scholarship.
Ipswich Town player Summer, who has had regular call-ups to England U19, will have a gap
year before taking up a place at Essex to read Psychology. Eloise, who plays both hockey and
football at high level, is heading to Durham University.
Several students have chosen to take up apprenticeships, including Genny Booth, who so
impressed insurers Gallagher that she was upgraded from the degree level apprenticeship to
a graduate level course.
Meanwhile, Adam Hayhoe and Mariam Pope will be flying the flag for the College’s Creative
and Performing Arts faculty. Adam will take up a place at Leeds Conservatoire as an Actor
Musician and Mariam is heading to the world-famous Rose Bruford College to study Acting.
Mrs Simpson-Jacobs, Head of Sixth Form at St Joseph’s said, ‘The Sixth Form team
is so proud of the tenacity, hard work and determination our students have shown throughout
the past two years. We wish them all the very best and know they will be keeping in touch as
valued members of the St Joseph’s College community.’