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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.

Learn about our school community and values...

Read about our latest excellent Ofsted report...

Read our latest outstanding Diocese inspection...

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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










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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 national 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 Gold 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 Edmund's Primary School, Calne and St Joseph's Primary School, Devizes

The behaviour of students and their care for others is exemplary. They are role models for each other and this contributes enormously to the spirituality and ethos of the school.

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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