Welcome to St Joseph’s RC High School.
As a voluntary aided school, the governors of St Joseph’s have responsibility for decisions regarding admissions of pupils to our school. St Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College is an 11-16 co-education Roman Catholic Secondary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford. It is maintained by the Bolton Local Authority (LA). As a Voluntary Aided School the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.
The Governing Body recognises that the first responsibility of the school is to serve the Roman Catholic community for which it has been established. This is focused on designated parish communities and the Roman Catholic primary schools that are partners in providing education for those communities. As a consequence St Joseph’s ethos is distinctly Roman Catholic and we ask all parents applying for a place and students attending here to respect this ethos and its importance to the St Joseph’s community. (This doesn’t mean that you have to be a Baptised Catholic to apply to St Joseph’s and our admission criteria means that we are able to accept and welcome those of all faiths and those who have no formal faith – the key thing is that you are sensitive and share our ethos and values.)
Our Open evening is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd September but this may well have to be a ‘Virtual event’ due to COVID19 restrictions. If you are new to our school though please make sure that you contact us so that we can give you a personal welcome on our dedicated email address: Transition@st-josephs.bolton.sch.uk