St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

All schools are required to publish the following information online.  If you have any queries with regards to any of the details below, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing  Parents/careers may request paper copies of any of the documents free of charge.

School Contact Details

St Joseph’s RC High School & Sports
College, Chorley New Road, Horwich,
Bolton, BL6 6HW

Headteacher: Mr T McCabe
Email  –

Telephone   01204 697 456

If your query is concerning a particular pupil please contact the relevant Head of Year at the above address. Remember that our student support managers are also available to assist if you have an urgent concern.

Year 7 – Mr Carwright
Year 8 – Mrs Weall
Year 9 – Miss Tebay
Year 10 – Mr Sylvester
Year 11 – Mrs Anderton

If your query is concerning a child’s Special Educational Needs or Disability please contact our SENCO  Mrs Horridge at the above address

If you are unsure who to contact at the school the school please refer to the Headteacher’s PA –  Mrs  S Currass at the above address.

Admission Arrangements

Link to Admissions Page

Ofsted Report

Inspections – St Joseph’s R.C. High School (

Catholic Schools Inspection Report

Inspections – St Joseph’s R.C. High School (

Exam and assessment results

Information on Exams and Assessments can be found here

Performance Data

DfE Unique Reference Number (URN): 105262

To view last summer’s results  Click Here

Latest School Performance Tables for St. Joseph’s


We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which fulfills the requirements of the National Curriculum, and enable all learners to realise their full potential.

To view  our curriculum statement Click Here

Behaviour policy

To view  our Behaviour Policy Click Here

School Complaints Procedure

To view  our School  Complaints Procedure  Click Here

Pupil Premium Information


Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

Details of our Year 7 Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium can be found by Clicking Here

Please note that this will be updated once funding is confirmed by DFE.

The Government Guidance  concerning Year 7 Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium can be found by clicking here

St. Joseph’s RC High School- Year 7 Catch Up Funding Expenditure 2019-2020

COVID catch up report

Catch up funding Report for website

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

If you feel your child has any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities please contact our SENCO Mrs Horridge on 01204 697456

See SEND Policy and SEND information

Careers Programme Information

Information concerning our Careers Programme can be found by Clicking Here

Careers Programme Overview 2024

IMPACT of Careers Programme – progress against the GATSBY standards

Equality Objectives

Click Here for information concerning our Equality Objectives

Governors’ Information and Duties

For information concerning our Governors and their duties please Click Here

Charging and remissions policies

For our charging and remissions policy please Charging Policy

School Ethos and Values

We have a deep commitment to building a sense of community at St. Joseph’s – a community, which recognises the dignity and worth of each individual and fosters recognition of our responsibilities to each other and the wider world.

We aim to be a loving and reconciling community, based on mutual respect and tolerance. We try to live out our Christianity in our day to day dealings with each other. Children admitted to St. Joseph’s are expected to take a full and active part in the religious life of the school.

We celebrate feast days, and the holy seasons in the Church’s calendar. Prayers are said daily, and each week there are whole school and year assemblies. Opportunities to take part in voluntary Mass, the Rosary and Stations of the Cross are offered in our chapel.  Every pupil will study Religious Studies throughout the school, up to and including GCSE level. It is gratifying to note that surveys of pupils regularly rate Religious Studies as a subject in which they make significant progress.

The pupils are our greatest asset. Their response to the opportunities and high quality teaching available at St. Joseph’s results in a high level of academic performance and involvement in works of charity that we can all be justly proud of. They are involved in a high quality and extensive programme of voluntary community work, especially through our very active SVP Society.

We endeavour to ensure that each young person is able to achieve their full potential in terms of spiritual, intellectual and physical development, in a secure and safe environment.

At St. Joseph’s, we believe that the school should be at the heart of the community and through the acts of Christianity seen every day at the school, we can say that community is at the heart of the school.

Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s is a Voluntary Aided school in the trusteeship of the Salford Diocese, established in 1963 and conducted in accordance with the rites, practices and observances of the Roman Catholic Faith.

The School Mission Statement describes the distinctive nature of St. Joseph’s:

Jesus Christ is our family role model
Opening our hearts and minds to dream the impossible and achieve beyond our wildest imagination.
Everybody is valued, nurtured and respected.
Young and old will journey together to build God’s Kingdom.
Striving for academic excellence and celebrating success in all we do.

School Opening Hours

Our School day is from 8:25am to 3:45am.  Timetabled lessons are from 8:45am to 2:45pm with our Extra-Curricular Bucket List offer available from 2:45-3:45pm. 

Holiday Pattern

Holiday Pattern – St Joseph’s R.C. High School (

In addition to the publication of our holiday patterns and our school year calendar online, we use a variety of alternative routes to engage parents, guardians and students in events happening at St. Joseph’s.  These include:

  • Paper letters and newsletters;
  • Electronic letters and newsletters;
  • Text messages;
  • A monthly school bulletin magazine which is produced online;
  • Social Media platforms Facebook and Twitter;
  • Parents’ Evenings;
  • Formal Reports;
  • The homework diary;
  • Tutor groups.

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan – St Joseph’s R.C. High School (

Pupilsing in education or entering employment after key stage 4  (NEET) Report

NEET Report 2020

NEET Report 2021

NEET Report 2022

NEET Report 2023

Remote Learning Information

Click here to see information regarding this.

Policies and Notices

To view all of our policies Click Here

 Requests for paper copies

Parents / carers may request paper copies of any of the above documents free of charge

Financial Information

For information on school finances please visit the DfE Finacial Benchmarking Page using the link below:

St Joseph’s RC High School – Schools Financial Benchmarking – GOV.UK (