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Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic School

St Joseph’s is a co-educational, 11-16 Catholic voluntary-aided school in the diocese of Clifton and the county of Wiltshire. Our aim is to provide a caring educational environment where each person is valued and is given the dignity due to a child of God.

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At the heart of our school is the Christian vision of the human person. We want each member of our community to grow as an individual witness to the gospel values of love, truth, and justice. We want each pupil to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Each member of our community should feel safe and secure in the learning environment. We aim to develop a sense of self-discipline and responsibility in our pupils. Everyone in our community should show respect for themselves, respect for others and respect for the environment.

We believe that each pupil should have the opportunity to enjoy and achieve to their full potential, and we are committed to praising and celebrating achievement. Everyone has a contribution to make in helping to build the common good. We aim to equip our pupils with the ability to make good choices in their lives based on the positive relationships and values they have learned in St Joseph’s.

We aim to help each of our pupils to develop morally and spiritually. We want them to achieve economic well-being while being mindful of the needs of others who are less fortunate.

We are committed to aspiring for excellence in all that we do for the sake of the Gospel.

Mrs R. Ridley, Headteacher











Happiest MinuteS of the Week

As part of our ethos here at St Joseph’s, we love to share kindness, gratitude and positivity. Every week, our staff send in their submissions for the Happiest Minute of the Week, which can be anything from a whole class behaving well, to the small and kind gestures that make someone’s day! Here are the latest submissions. Click here to read all HMOTW updates on our school blog.

    Congratulations to our podium finishers in the Salisbury Schools Cross Country! (Year 9 Girls Team: Bronze; Jaydon Offord: Silver; Ollie Wheatland: Gold; Tom Dewey: Silver)
    Excitement as we got lots of new books in our school library! The library is open every break time, and Tuesday and Wednesday after school.

    In Food Tech: So many year 8s were incredibly proud of the sausage rolls they baked – it was hard to resist their kind offers to have a taste! Well done!


    Remembrance Day: Lots of our pupils took part in the Remembrance Sunday service earlier this month. So proud to see them representing their various Cadets groups!

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    Catholic Ethos

    Here you can read about our school's values and ethos and how they are reflected in our curriculum, community, and pastoral care. You can also find resources including newsletters, reports, updates, and assemblies.

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    mental health & wellbeing

    We take the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously. Our dedicated mental health & wellbeing page has information about where to get help, how to contact our pastoral team, and resources for pupils, parents, and staff.

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    We have been awarded the national Career Mark Award quality standard which recognises excellence in careers, employability and enterprise. Our Careers Portal gives you advice and support on post-16 options, exciting opportunities, and more.

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    pray for our schools

    Clifton Diocese Prayer of the Week

    Pray for Our Schools
    This week we pray for: St Edward's School, Cheltenham and St Peter's Catholic School, Gloucester

    This is a joyful community where pupils feel happy and safe. There is an excellent commitment to pastoral care and staff are very positive about their own happiness.

    Diocese Inspection
    Pupils speak positively about their school experience because they feel supported and valued.
    Ofsted 2018



    Saint Joseph's Catholic School
    Church Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1QY

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