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St Joseph’s RC High School & Sports
College, Chorley New Road, Horwich,
Bolton, BL6 6HW
Headteacher: Mr T McCabe
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 Cartwright
Year 8 – Mrs Anderton
Year 9 – Mr Sharrock
Year 10 – Mrs Weall
Year 11 – Miss Dougan
If your query is concerning a child’s Special Educational Needs or Disability please contact our SENCO Mrs Hawkrigg 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 Curass at the above address.
DfE Unique Reference Number (URN): 105262
To view last summer’s results Click Here
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
To view our Behaviour Policy Click Here
To view our School Complaints Procedure Click Here
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
If you feel your child has any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities please contact our SENCO Mrs Hawkrigg on 01204 697456
Information concerning our Careers Programme can be found by Clicking Here
Click Here for information concerning our Equality Objectives
For information concerning our Governors and their duties please Click Here
For our charging and remissions policy please Click Here
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.
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.
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:
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