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What Makes Us Different?

Ethos & Aims

Core Framework

Our Vision

Continue to grow our nurturing environment, in which students are inspired to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

At St Joseph’s College, academic achievement, ideas, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and resilience are of equal importance.

Our Core Values

Aspiration, Respect, Confidence

Our Aims

For the needs of each student's mind, body, heart and spirit to be met, so that each one:

- aspires to, and achieves,  their academic and personal best

- experiences an inspiring, progressive all-round education, which prepares them fully for their future

- takes an active and positive role in their College, developing personal leadership skills whilst offering service to local, national and international communities.

- develops faith, self-confidence and self-esteem

- acts with integrity, showing respect for themselves and others

- explores their individuality& creativity and learns to use their initiative

We have distilled our distinctive educational philosophy into the following core beliefs, values and aims that guide everything we do:

Our Distinctive Educational Philosophy

  • Everything we do is for the benefit of the child
  • Actively safeguarding and protecting children is of primary importance
  • Each child is individual and deserves an equal educational opportunity
  • A community based on integrity, kindness, respect, courtesy and enjoyment creates the best learning environment
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do, encouraging ambition and aspiration
  • We embrace innovation as well as seeking, reflecting on and learning from feedback and experience
  • Recognising the power of the team and working collaboratively is vital
  • Leading by example and with humility produces the best results
  • We have a major role to play in the wider community
  • We take the longer term view for the greater good of the College and its pupils