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Our Community


We believe we have an important role to play in the wider community.

St Joseph's is fully committed to fostering partnerships in the local community and beyond. We encourage students to take an active and constructive part not just in the life of our school community, but also to develop a sense of compassion and concern for others locally and globally, to enable students and the College to give something back.

The College is proudly supporting Porridge and Pens, a registered charity based in Ghana. The Prep School Council recently collected over 40 rucksacks full of essential school equipment, which will allow the Ghanaian pupils to carry their belongings to and from school each day on journeys that can be long and treacherous. Such projects offer life-changing experiences for students, and reflect the College’s ethos and values.

Our annual Prep Christmas appeal and St Joseph’s People in Need Campaign, give students and families the opportunity to help others in the local Ipswich area and internationally. Numerous charities supported by the College have included Children in Need, Macmillan, St Elizabeth’s Hospice & East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Comic Relief and Save the Children.

In addition to charity connections, the College maintains links with local businesses, sports, cultural and arts groups including Civil Service Netball, Copdock Cricket, Little Kickers (football), Dance East, and we are working collaboratively with Ealing Trailfinders, Northampton Saints and Ipswich Town Football Club, as the official educational partner for the U18 Academy.

St Joseph’s College also partners with NSX Adventure, the provider of residential summer schools, which uses the Birkfield campus and facilities to deliver its specialist language training courses, primarily to European students. We deliver testing for both SAT and IELT examinations.

Our links with the community continue to expand, and we welcome approaches from other interested parties. If you would like to explore possible links with the College please contact